Wednesday, October 16, 2013

We're celebrating 72yrs, Let's open some bottles!

This weekend marks 72 years in business and that means it's time to celebrate!
This town and its people have been very good to us for a long time and we try our best to reciprocate all of your continued support and loyal patronage. Without the very loyal following that we have, 72 years in business would not be possible and to show our appreciation we are inviting you in to have a sip and join us as we celebrate in style.

We have looked around at the shelves and bottle after bottle has been whispeing "taste me" to us so we thought we would take a couple of days to give them their wish and show them off with you. Beginning Thursday night October 17th and running through Saturday the 19th we are going to do a handful of very special tastings and there is no better way to get it started than to listen to that bottle of Sassicaia that has been looking for some attention, so....

Thursday October 17th 4pm-7pm
Kobrand International's Franceso Sansonotta will be pouring:

Sassicaia 2010 $175.00btl
This will greatly appeal to enthusiasts of Sassicaia’s trademark elegance. The wine shows extreme purity that brings its many beautiful aromas into startling focus and clarity. Lingering tones of black fruit and Oriental spice add subtle shades at the back. The wine mostly certainly shows its pedigree in the exciting and beautifully balance manner it evolves in the glass: It tells a new story each time you return to observe the bouquet. This is the harbinger of cellar longevity. 96pts RP

Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno 2010 $81.99btl
A full, rich red, with pure cherry, floral, licorice and spice aromas and flavors. Balanced and graceful, with a lingering aftertaste of sweet fruit and spice. Should get even better with a few years of aging. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. 96pt WS

Fonseca Vintage Port 2011 $100.00btl
The Fonseca 2011 is typically more forthcoming on the nose compared to the bashful Croft: a strident bouquet with lifted scents of freshly picked blackberries, kirsch, crushed stone and a dash of Hoi Sin and oyster sauce. It is very well-defined, very focused and direct. The palate is silky smooth with not a rough edge in sight, though not a typically voluptuous Fonseca because of the keen thread of acidity and the structure that lends this mighty Port wonderful backbone. A slight viscosity on the finish lacquers the tongue and indicates a core of sweet fruit is ticking away underneath that will surely explode several years after bottling. A tincture of salted licorice on the aftertaste is very attractive. This will turn out to become an outstanding Fonseca, the growing season taming its exuberance with spectacular results. So much potential, but just 6,000 cases were produced. 99pts RP

Taylor Fladgate 10yr Tawny Port $33.99btl
A refined and subtle Port. Outstanding. Lovely aromas of flan, caramel and egg custard with a hint of toffee. Medium-bodied, with a light sweetness and a refined, clean finish. Tastes older than 10 years. Drink now. 91pts WS

Taittinger Brut Champagne La Française NV $49.99btl
Hints of marzipan and lightly charred toast add richness without overwhelming the flavors of poached pear, lemon curd and black currant in this lively version, showing a creamy, detailed texture. 91pts

And that is just getting us started!

Just wait until your see how we wrap up on Saturday... Lets just say that dear ol' Pappy is making a visit and we'll be tasting this legendary Bourbon along side of a couple others to help wrap up Saturday night!

These tastings and a few others that will make for a very memorable weekend of tastes and treats. Come down and visit with us, the more the merrier.

Patrick, William, Scott, and The Crew

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