Armeno Wine Tasting
Le Corti dei Farfensi Curtes DOC (100% Pecorino
Saturday December 19th, 1-4 pm
) Pecorino wine shares its name with the well-known cheese. It is rumored that the grapes are named for the Pecorino sheep who devour the grapes when the shepherds and their flocks seasonally migrate through the vineyards. Very appealing aromas of white flower and exotic fruits followed by a fresh fruit palate that’s loaded with crisp minerality and a vibrant kick!
*Pairings: scallops, white sauce fish dishes, egg entrées, and creamy cheeses.
Anthony Nappa Anomaly (100% Pinot Noir)
This Pinot Noir is a white wine made from red grapes. Challenging your perceptions, it displays a rich, full body in an unoaked style, showing white cherry and strawberry fruit aromas and flavors, leaving you with a long dry finish and a zing of acidity.
** 90 pts - Wine Enthusiast Exuberant on the nose, with aromas of fresh blossoms, luscious melon and peach, this wine is a welcome harbinger of long summer nights to come. It’s rich and ripe with red cherry and berry flavor, but refreshingly brisk. A chalky minerality lingers on the finish. — A.I. (7/1/2014)
Mi Terruno UVAS Chardonnay
(un-oaked) This refreshing Chardonnay greets you with aromas of Fuji apple, tropical pineapple, and light floral notes. Flavors of cantaloupe and apricot envelop notes of refreshing watermelon and grapefruit, with racy acidity on a bright and cleansing finish.
*Pairings: shrimp risotto, crab cakes, grilled zucchini, or a veggie omelet.
Kiona Estate Riesling
Notes of dusty gravel along with beautiful pear, apple, and citrus aromas grace a crisp flavor profile that will complement a wide array of foods. This immensely drinkable wine has an intriguing hint of frizzante to keep you on your toes!
*Pairings: Spicy noodles, baked ham, savory roasted poultry dishes.
Midnight Cellars Full Moon Red Blend
Beautifully clean, ripe, and fruity in the nose. Red fruits abound as the wine greats your palate. A wonderfully balanced mouthfeel leads to an amazing array of flavors. Ripe red raspberry, spice, and plum cascade about the tongue. This is our “please be quiet and drink it wine!" Don’t study it, don’t age it. Buy it, bring it home and drink it with burgers, pizza, spaghetti or all by itself!
Domaine Chateaumar Cuvee Bastien Cotes-du-Rhone
(100% Grenache) Castel Chateaumar estate dates back to the Roman times. The Souret Family has been running the vineyards for over 3 generations. The cuvee Bastien, named after the winemaker, Frederic's son, is made from a single vineyard of 45 year old vines. Rich, fruity, but elegant wine with a ripe and open knit, loaded with notes of black cherry and spice, graphite and sweet earth notes.
William Fevre Espino Cabernet Sauvignon
Expressive aromas of raspberries, black currants and blueberries lead to notes of toffee and plum. Well-balanced; soft silky tannins with subtle notes of oak lead to a smooth and elegant finish.
*Pairings: Slow cooked ribs, pork chops, roast turkey, roasted vegetables
Tobin James Chateau le Cacheflo Red Blend
(Syrah, Sangiovese, Barbera, and Zinfandel)
A Mediterranean style blend from the Paso Robles appellation. Look forward to full dark fruit with hints of spice. On the palate; immediate bright cherry and raspberry flavors. Mid-palate is rich with dark berry notes and hints of spice. All wrapped up in a soft velvet finish, with a slight accent of smoke. This blend is tasty and way over-delivers!
Clavo Cellars Reckless Moment Syrah
Spicy, smoky and utterly sexy. It’s no wonder that this wine is named the “Reckless Moment.” Aromas of crushed blackberries and ripe black currants with hints of ground peppercorns and shaved chocolate. A full, rich, berry-laden palate lets loose to a wave of silky tannins and a pleasing peppery kick. Baking spices and warm vanilla follow the structured fruit to a bright finish. Cozy up to the fireplace with this one, and stay in for the night!
Midnight Cellars Mare Nectaris Reserve
The character of this wine is vibrant, ultra-refined and classy, showing softness but not a lack of complexity. Its red fruits and herbal quality show power and finesse. Find notes of black and red currants, plum, black cherry and dark chocolate. The integration of varietals brings this Reserve blend together with a finish of silky tannins. Drink now through 2023.
** 93 pts - Wine Enthusiast Plump black currants, fragrant purple lilacs and a tiny hint of roasted beef show on the nose of this blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 16% Malbec, 16% Petite Verdot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. The palate is less showy, with firm tannins, energizing acidity and a mineral-driven center line offering cooked purple fruit on the finish. - M.K. (12/1/2105)" W.E.