Gerald is back..price for meal and wine is 30 dollars ..meal only 22
BON APPETIT CAFÉ
AN EVENING TASTING
OF WINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
HOSTED BY GERALD WRIGHT
THIRD COAST WINE WERKS
2008 Hitaire "Les Tours" Blanc Bottle $10.00 Case $114.00
This is a delicious, forward wine with intense orchard fruit scents and flavors.
2008 Quinta Do Alqueve "Fernao Pires" White Bottle $11.50 Case $132.00
Fernão Pires is an ancient Mediterranean grape varietal produced in the Ribatejo. This wine can be described as “a walk in the orchard”, as indeed, aromatics alone, are reminiscent of white and yellow stone fruit. The palate is rich, yet crisp and vibrant, and the finish is clean with hints of mineral.
2008 Domaine Duffour Gascogne Blanc Bottle $10.00 Case $126.00
An amazing wine for the price. It shows notes of melon, clean, pure flavors of citrus fruit, an engaging herbaceous note.
2008 Bodegas Abanico "Colinas del Ebro" Red Bottle $11.00 Case $126.00
Deep ruby. Sexy aromas of red and dark berries, baking spices and dried rose. Very fresh, offering nervy black raspberry and floral pastille flavors and a late note of vanilla. Pleasantly juicy, with straightforward finishing fruit and an echo of vanilla.
2009 Mas de Guiot Grenache/Syrah Bottle $11.00 Case $126.00
The bottled 2007 Vin de Pays du Gard Mas de Guiot (40% Grenache and 60% Syrah aged in tank) exhibits ripe, fat, blackberry and currant flavors with hints of spring flowers and road tar in the background. With loads of fruit and glycerin, it is a medium to full-bodied, hedonistic wine to drink over the next 2-3 years.
2008 Domaine STE Eugenie "Les Clos" Rouge Bottle $10.00 Case $114.00
This wine displays an attractive raspberry red color with hints of garnet. Its nose is lively and complex, with notes of red and black fruits. Refined oak fragrance with hints of incense, spices (nutmeg, clove, ginger), anise, autumn woods and tobacco. It is very soft on the palate, with a fresh, tangy acidity. Le Clos shows a wonderful balance. It is well-structured yet elegant, with fine tannins.
The food for this wine tasting is similar to the previous posting with these exceptions: the appetizer is stuffed mussels or spanish style flat bread roasted vegetables, portugese seared scallops with a green sauce (not risotto), portugese garbanzo stew (not spanish pizza)