Monday, December 6, 2010

wine tasting friday the 11th december

Menu for wine tasting friday is appetizer Tunisian pate/french onion and mushroom and cajun corn chowder or strawberry avocado salad/grilled jordandal baby lamb chops/wild caught sockeye salmon grilled with currant sauce/scallops with a fresh orange sauce/Ispanak/ and dessert fresh raspberry ice cream (dessert wine)..

Bon Appetit: Lush Holiday Wines
Friday, December 10, 2010

NV Tarantas Cava Brut, Catalonia, Spain
One bottle: $12
12-bottles, mix and match: $10
A blend of Macabeu, Xarel·lo and Parellada. Bright golden yellow color. Aromas of bread crust, orange blossom honeycomb, and bubblegum follow through on a round, crisp entry to a dry tart medium body with notes of baked lemon, rubbery sap, and straw. Finishes with piquant, citrus, fish oil, and nectarine skin fade.

2007 Terra Andina Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Maipo Valley, Chile
One bottle: $15
12-bottles, mix and match: $10
Color: Deep ruby red. Aroma: Shows ripe red fruit mingled with a fine core of blackcurrant and blackberry, graphite, hint of eucalyptus, dry plums and black pepper. Palate: Great balance with good structure and firm fine - grained tannins. Solid with a good depth on the finish.

2006 La Valentina Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Abruzzo, Italy
One bottle: $17
12-bottles, mix and match: $14
Vibrant dense red in colour with wild berries and ripe red fruit on the nose and a lingering hint of spice. The palate is stylish, velvety, almost creamy, compact with tannic structure that blends nicely with the alcoholic component. Firm-bodied with excellent balance of alcohol, freshness and tannins. Alluring hints of red berry fruit, cinchona and rhubarb, leading into a very long sweet finish.

2006 Alma Negra Bonarda/Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
One bottle: $25
12-bottles, mix and match: $20
This blend of 70% Bonarda, 20% Malbec and 10% Cabernet Franc is composed of fruit selected from some of Argentina's most distinguished, high altitude vineyard sites. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks at a maximum temperature of 82°F and aged in a combination of French and American oak for 6 months before bottling. Dark fruits on the nose lead into flavors of dried cherries, with a touch of chocolate wrapped around a well-structured core of dense tannins. The finish lingers with dark ripe fruit, balanced acidity and a smooth-coating mouthfeel.

NV Warrior Port
One bottle, 375ml: $15
12-bottles, mix and match: $13
One bottle, 750ml: $22
12-bottles, mix and match: $20
Warrior is the oldest mark of Port in the world, having been shipped continuously since the 1750’s. The name Warrior was branded on the casks of Warre’s finest Reserve Ports since the earliest days of the firm. The traditional style has been maintained over the years and it is today a classic full-bodied wine with wonderful richness and balance. The taste: Dark red color, with a seductive rich perfume of ripe plums and cherries. On the palate complex, with an excellent structure and a long lingering finish
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