Free Tasting: Saturday, July 28th

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Join us this Saturday for our complimentary tasting from 3-6 p.m. We are showcasing two whites and two reds for your enjoyment.

Complimentary Tasting 3-6 p.m.

Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc 2011: This New Zealand Sauvignon is quite different than the norm; most offer bright grapefruit aroma and flavors, Stoneleigh manages to extract more roundness, almost kiwi fruit from their vineyards; while still fresh and dry, it offers a more round approach which works very well with first courses and slightly spicy dishes.

Henri Bourgeois Petit Bourgeois 2010: The grape sources for this wine lie outside of Sancerre and therefore are not entitled to the appellation, however the style is very similar, and the price is about half of what you would normally pay; this is like a Bourgogne Blanc from a very good producer without the vineyard recognition to command a high price; dry, refreshing and perfect with oysters and shrimp.

Jean Descombes Morgon 2010: This small producer would not normally be imported to the U.S., but due to an arrangement with Georges Dubouef, we are able to source estate grown Beaujolais; this is not Nouveau, this is a serious wine, in fact, you may even think it is Pinot Noir; while this is delightful now, it will surprise you that there is enough substance here to hold for five more years; come find out what “real” Beaujolais is like.

Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico 2008: We enjoy Chianti, not over oaked “new world” Chianti, rather the classic style. We also do not like Chianti too heavy, as the food pairing is usually not robust; try this with a fresh tomato sauce with basil over cappellini, or pan saut├ęd chicken breast this summer.

We hope to see you,

Ric

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