With special savings, we’re expecting a lively Saturday. We’re celebrating freedom from the 4% state sales tax and offering 10% off case purchases of 12 bottles or more. So, the savings adds up. I’ve also selected four remarkable wines for our complimentary tasting from 3-6 p.m. Details follow.
FRV 100 Rose: Here is an unusual wine…Jean Paul Brun made this after tasting a friend’s Cerdon du Bugey, in other words, a sparkling, slightly sweet wine appropriate for our hot summer; whether this sounds of interest or not, once you have a taste, you will be hooked! This is fun, delicious and very low in alcohol, maybe 7.5%.
Bodegas del Palacio D Fefinanes Albarino 2010: The first recorded mention of Albarino dates back to the 12th century; this is one of the oldest wineries in the area and the first to bottle under the D.O. Rias Baixas; you can smell the sea salt in the bouquet, which stimulates the palate for wine and food; very dry, very flavorful, and very delicious; the best Albarino we have tasted.
County Line Pinot Noir 2010: This Sonoma Coast Pinot comes from a cool climate surrounding Sebastopol; fruit forward, soft tannins, but by no means a simple wine, this is an excellent wine for the warm months and lighter cuisine; while obviously from the west coast, it does not have any overripe or oak flavors typically found at this price.
Domaine de la Colline St. Jean Vacqueyras 2010: While still a little unknown, the village of Vacqueyras in the southern Rhone produces some dramatic wines; this family estate is only 14 hectares in size, with average age of vines 50+ years old; the blend is 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre, aged 70% in cement vats and 30% in large oak barrels; here is a brilliant Rhone wine that drinks like a Chateauneuf at less than half the cost.
I hope you can join us.