This Super Tuscan is a perfectly balanced blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, this wine from near the Bolgheri region of Tuscany is a big Cab lover’s delight. With 18 months in French Oak Tonneaux, this wine is sure to please the palate for many years to come. A wonderfully creamy and full-bodied wine, with delicious dark fruits and a big, vanilla packed finish. Wine Spectator says this: “Currant and berries on the nose follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a clean, fresh finish.
This Dry Chenin Blanc has vibrant fruit and crisp acidity. Refreshing, medium-bodied, with a floral nose and great peach, apricot, and orange fruit with lime, lychee, and pink grapefruit notes, this is a real find. A perfect balance of fruit and acidity, with a touch of quartzy minerality, it’s a great party or picnic wine, and will pair well with a fancy spinach salad, shrimp scampi or Thai food.
Marques de Vitoria is 100% Viura. Clear, bright straw-yellow with a yellow-green rim. Aroma characteristics are clean and fruity to the nose, with elegant notes of herbs and fresh hay. On the palate, dry, light and pleasant, with a moderate acidity that invites one to continue drinking. The Viura grapes are evident, with the minimal bitter not that gives this wine its personality.
Tonight, we will be doing a series of tastings with Marque de Vitoria. Don’t miss it! 6:30 to 9:30
40% Touriga Nacional, 40% Alicante Bouschet, 10% Tinta Miuda and 10% Aragonez.
Aged in French oak barrels, create a typical Alentejano wine. All these ingredients combined create a wine with an elegant profile, a balanced mouth, with a long and pleasant finish.
Botani, the only dry wine of the winery, is made with a careful selection of the best Moscatel de Alejandria grapes grown in the vineyards on the north-facing slopes of the mountains of Axarquia. Due to the steepness of the slopes, all the work in the vineyard, including the harvest, is done by hand. The grapes are harvested into small baskets to prevent bruising and are carried by mules to the winery. Dry, layered, and definitely fun with or without food. The wine expresses aromas of orange flower water, lemons, oranges, and mangos in the nose, while the mouth has these same flavors, as well as distinct dried pineapple chunks. The finish is almost completely dry; it’s a bit of a happy roller-coaster ride.
This 2012 Tarima is a great qualifying wine made with organic grapes that come from a certified organic vineyard. With 90 point scores from both The Wine Advocate and the International Wine Cellar, this 2012 Tarima Monastrell Organic displays an opaque purple color along with abundant blueberry and black raspberry fruit intermixed with a hint of crushed chalk. Medium to full-bodied with amazing concentration.
We are excited to introduce sake and are hosting an introduction to Sake Seminar with Sake specialist Haruka Black on August, 20th. For more information, click here.
This Aoki Shuzo has aromatic, slightly floral, full bodied, hints of pear & apple. Clean finish. Aoki brewery, located on Bokushi Lane, was founded in 1717. It’s wooden sign was made by famous Edo-period carver Gentaro Kumagi. 12th generation president Aoki aims for a strong stamp of savor, in contrast to the light brisk taste typical of Niigata sake. Great pairs with white fish, raw or lightly cooked. Oysters – creamy oysters, raw or steamed. This sake with presented during the seminar.
High elevation Malbec grown in the Mendoza Region’s Luján de Cuyo provides the fruit in this very giving wine. Easy to appreciate, with inky, dark-berried fruit, the barest touch of oak only adds a light tannic roughness to this clean, big red. Serve alongside grilled or sautéed vegetables with sliced beef or steak sandwiches.
Varietals: 40% Grenache, 40% Syrah, and 20% Cinsault
This 19th Century Château Saint-Honoré is located in the seaside Côtes de Provence sub-appellation of La Londe east of Hyères. The estate’s 160 acres of vines thrive on forested slopes amid oaks, pines and mimosa overlooking the Mediterranean’s Îles d’Or (Golden Islands); Porquerolles, Port Cros, and Le Levant. Schist and sand
soils containing a significant amount of quartz dominate the Maures-Esterel coastal range. La Londe’s unique terroir, recentlydelimited from the larger, diverse Côtes de Provence appellation, yields high-toned rosés with floral and citrus aromas and flavors.