Saturday, October 26, 2013

Wine Tasting - Saturday 1-4PM, Oct 26

Your host is Tom Clare of Vina del Sol.

Lamadrid Single Vineyard Reserva Malbec 2010             $19.99
Bright ruby-red. Aromas of blackberry, licorice and floral oils are complicated by a peppery note and a hint of maple syrup. Dense, round and lightly saline, with a suave, silky Old World texture to its flavors of blackberry and fig. Most impressive today on the long, rising finish, which features big but lush tannins and an impression of seamlessness. A lot of wine for the price.  International Wine Cellar, 91 pts

Zolo Torrontes 2012                                                  $11.99
This crisp and refreshing white wine has aromas of white flowers and tropical fruits along with a fresh and balanced mouth feel.  It is great for sipping on its own or to have with poultry or seafood.

Gen5 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010                              $9.99
The grapes for this Lodi, CA Cab were sustainably farmed by the Lange family, fifth-generation farmers (hence the name Gen5).  The fruit-forward Cabernet is medium-bodied, with soft tannins and an abundance of blackberry-black currant flavors and an intriguing herbal/smoky finish that would make it a great match with barbecued meats, chili and robust winter stews. This is a great everyday red wine. 

Gen5 Chardonnay 2011                                           $9.99
Pale golden color. Smoked whole nuts, grassy herbs and nettles, and grilled peach aromas and flavors with a supple, tangy light-to-medium body and a lime creme brulee and tart kiwi skin finish. Should pair well with spicy Latin poultry dishes.

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