Saturday, November 30, 2013

Wine Tasting - Saturday 1-4PM, Nov 30

Your host is Peter Slywka of Michael Skurnik Wines.

Piaggia Carmignano Il Sasso 2010           $27.99
“Late harvests, low yields, lengthy macerations and no fining/filtration are the rule at Piaggia. These new releases from proprietor Mauro Vannucci show exceptional balance, and his 2006s are the best wines I have ever tasted from the estate.”  – The Wine Advocate, Aug. 2009

“A new winery for me that's very good indeed.” – James Suckling in the Wine Spectator

The Carmignano Riserva is “simply the best of the appellation.” -- The Wine Advocate

Soter North Valley Pinot Noir 2011                        $32.99
The wine features notes of orange blossoms, cranberries, blackberries, sweet cream, cocoa, minerals, and has a markedly silky and supple mouthfeel. Long and lush, the wine leaves big, thick tears in the glass and its soft entry invites sip after sip.  Pour it against your favorite single-vineyard Oregon Pinot, and understand why North Valley is already featured at some of the finest restaurants in the country.

Capiaux Chimera Pinot Noir 2012              $30.99
This wine is crafted from blending several Northern California vineyard sites to create one comprehensive expression of elegant and opulant Pinot Noir. 34% Bianchi Vineyard (Sonoma Coast), 28% Jasper Vineyard (Sonoma Coast), 21% Wilson Vineyard (Sonoma Coast), 13% Guiseppe Vineyard (Sonoma Coast), and 4% Pisioni Vineyard (Santa Lucia Highlands).

Margaine Brut Champagne N.V.                $44.99
Pale yellow. Highly perfumed aromas of tangerine, pear, white flowers and ginger. Silky and focused on the palate, offering vibrant orchard and citrus fruit flavors that gain flesh and weight with air. Shows a seamless texture and finishes long, with clinging pear and honeysuckle qualities. International Wine Cellar, 91 pts

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