Armeno Coffee Roasters Wine Tasting March 29, 2014
Armeno's 20th Anniversary Wine Tasting
March 29, 2014
Buttonwood 2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Aromas that are unmistakably “Sauvignon” pulse with the swirl of your glass – citrus peel, garden herbs and
honeydew melon – along with a whisper of raw almond from the semillón. The palate is fresh with angular citrus
fruits, a bit of nervy, zesty liveliness. While the Sauvignon Blanc dominates the palate, the addition of
Semillón tames down the racy edge with an elegant balance of lemon-lime, apricot, honeycomb and fig. Spring in
Victor Hugo 2012 Chardonnay
NEW FROM VICTOR HUGO WINERY! Aromas of Pippin apple and ripe pear are intertwined with elusive hints of
nectarine. A rich, silky mouthfeel follows from over 6 months of passive lees contact in new French oak barrels,
the palate culminates with a long, crisp, elegant finish. Victor Hugo Chardonnay is delightful paired with
artisan cheeses, pastas in creamy white sauces, and a multitude of poultry dishes!
Greenvale 2011 Skipping Stone White Blend
Skipping Stone is a blend of Cayuga and Vidal Blanc. Light in color but vibrant in aromas, this blend gives a
fresh fruit and floral nose with a soft, slightly sweet palate. The off-dry finish carries a great balance of
fruit and acidity which has made this wine the vineyard's most popular selection for years! Serve Skipping
Stone as your “welcome wine” with simple appetizers, or even with your spicy entrees.
Buttonwood 2012 Rose of Syrah
Buttonwood’s dry Syrah Rosé is made in a traditional “methode Provençal” winemaking process to create a
refreshingly vibrant and crisp wine that carries the character of its Syrah varietal and the freshness of rosé
wine. Aromas of wild strawberry and rose petals waft from the glass, mingling with a savory reminder of garden
herbs. A sip refreshes the palate with lively acidity and notes of just-picked summer watermelon, strawberry
preserves and pomegranate, and the wine finishes with refreshing sea-breeze succulence.
Victor Hugo 2011 Zinfandel
Intense, explosive aromas of blackberries, raspberries with background notes of unsweetened chocolate. Elegant
tannins with vibrant berry flavors complimented with spicy oak and a lingering rich finish. We believe this
Zinfandel enhances any number of meals with rich red sauces and it also continues to be a winery favorite with
RiverStar 2010 Eclipse Red Blend
NEW to Massachusetts! Farmed and owned by the Dutton family, RiverStar Vineyards are dedicated grape growers
located in the San Miguel region of Paso Robles, CA. The Eclipse Blend expresse rich fruit carried by smooth and
elegant tannins. This blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah and Zinfandel has aromas of ripe pomegranate and black cherry.
A full mouthfeel and decadent fruit flavors swirl around the tongue with chewy tannins. The finish is smooth and
balanced! Pair this beauty with homemade chili, lamb or a flank steak. *90 points – LA Wine Competition
RiverStar 2010 Syrah
Dark ruby color. Rich aromas of raspberry jam on raisin toast, menthol mint, spicy and sweet pickles, and
chocolate cherries with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a long tangy, eucalyptus and pepper accented
finish. A delicious sipper or pair with spicy, pork loins. *91 points (Exceptional) and Best Buy designation –
Beverage Tasting Institute
Victor Hugo 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
Intense aromas of black cherry and bittersweet chocolate and ripe plum are complimented by a background of
subtle oak. Rich flavors with layers of large, soft tannins interlocking with complex oak tannins. While enjoyable
now, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon will continue to improve with proper cellaring for another 5-8 years in the
bottle with a plateau of best drinkability from 2015-2020.
Sharp’s Hill Vineyard Alec Spencer 2007 The College Fund Red
Sharp's Hill Vineyards direct from Paso Robles, CA! Rob and Pam Sharp's dream of owning a vineyard in Paso
Robles came to fruition in 2006. Establishing their grape farm on a special parcel of land on the Westside, within
the Templeton Gap, the family of four now calls Paso Robles their home!
Alec Spencer Cellars, is proud to bring you The College Fund Red, the very first red vintage released by owners, 4
year old Alec and 6 year old Spencer. Produced by proud parent company, Sharp’s Hill Vineyards, this red blend of
Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese and Merlot, was aged in oak for 40 months and hand-crafted as a high
quality, value priced wine. Brambly red raspberry notes with a brooding, dark berry-driven finish. A touch of ripe
rearthiness and a firm structure make this wine a natural partner for red sauces, stews and rustic casseroles.
Only 245 cases crafted. 46% Cabernet Franc 24% Petit Verdot 15% Sangiovese 15% Merlot
Anthony Nappa 2010 dieci
Anthony Nappa Wines was established in 2007 by Winemaker Anthony Nappa and Chef Sarah Evans Nappa with the
production of 200 cases of Long Island Pinot Noir. They craft premium wines representing New York’s unique climates
and soils. Based on the North Fork of Long Island, the grapes that grow in their maritime climate lend themselves
to producing distinctive wines. Combining new world technology and old world traditions Anthony Nappa focuses upon
accentuating the full expression of the wine grown in New York. The wines are made with minimal additives and
manipulation, unadulterated and straightforward, with honest marketing and labeling to allow them to shine.
‘dieci’ named for the exceptional year in which these grapes were grown is 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, &
19% Cabernet Franc. Bright fruit with tobacco & licorice on the nose, full bodied, with a warm spice palate and a
long lingering finish. The grapes were fermented and aged separately in French oak for 20 months. Only 195 cases