Featured wines provided by Hemispheres Global wines...
Date: Thursday, October 30th
Time: Promptly @ 6pm
Theme: This month's wine theme will be ALL wines with a points pedigree...that is wines rated 90+ by one of the major raters of wines...we will also discuss the importance and relevance of wine ratings, what they mean and don't mean and go into some other interesting aspects of how the points system has changed the wine business!
Food: FULL Five Course Meal with Five Wines to match!
Price: $ 60
Make your reservations now, as seating is limited
LAXAS 2013 Albarino
APPELLATION: Rias Baixas. Spain
VARIETAL: 100% Albarino
TASTING NOTES: Clear straw yellow color with green nuances. Fruity and floral aromas of apple, stone fruits, and apricot. Fresh with a touch of acidity to balance the structure and body
2012 BRIDESMAID White
APPELLATION: California, Napa
VARIETALS: 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon
Fresh and complex, this blend of Semillion and Sauvignon Blanc tastes of sweet honeydew melon, ripe peaches, cream and a touch of apricot. There's a wonderful mineral quality, fresh milled flowers, and a lively acidity giving the wine an effortless balance
BESO DE VINO 2011 Seleccion
APPELLATION: Carinena D.O. Spain.
VARIETALS: 85% Syrah - Garnacha 15%
TASTING NOTES: "Black cherry and blueberry aromas lead to a dense, plush, savory wine which finishes with no hard edges. It is shockingly good for the money. Grandes Vinos y Vinedos' collection is replete with stunning values".
ALLEGRO CON SPIRITO 2010 "Monte Hiniesta"
APPELLATION: Toro, Spain.
VARIETAL: Tinta de Toro
TASTING NOTES: Reddish-purple color. Black fruit aromas with notes of Asian spice. Complex. Round and smooth on the palate with enough acidity to carry the beautiful varietal flavors through the finish.
2010 Pasion de Bobal
APPELLATION: Utiel - Requena, Spain
It is a dark-cherry coloured red wine, very intense in colour, and with purple hints. In the nose, it shows very clean aromas of red and black fruits, strawberries, raspberries, cassis, very well balanced with creamy and pleasant toasted notes from the barrique. It also shows a slightly spicy touch of liquorices. In the mouth, it is rich, fruity with round and ripe tannins. It has good acidity, and shows nice notes of vanilla, smoke and
coffee. A powerful wine but with a very elegant balance