Saturday, November 9, 2013

Wine Tasting - Saturday 1-4PM, Nov 9

Your host will be Paul Cullen of Martin Scott Wines.
Flora Springs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2011   $35.99
Chocolate-covered cherries, Herbs de Provence, fresh boysenberries, and a hint of tarragon waft from the glass to the nose. Deeply rich, provocative flavors of black licorice, rhubarb, and Asian plum round out the palate. This is a full-bodied wine yet its soft supple tannins lend to a silky smooth finish.  Winemaker’s Notes

Flora Springs Chardonnay 2011                       $17.99
We intentionally minimize the amount of oak we use on this wine to let the fruit show through. The aromatics are what we have come to expect from a predominantly Carneros blend—bright, up-front honey, pear, apple and mango that flows into the palate with a crisp acidity and fresh citrus nuance. This is a great wine to sip by itself, but would also be a wonderful accompaniment to a meal.  Winemaker’s Notes

Alta Maria Pinot Noir 2010                              $22.99
Deep ruby color; complex aromas of stewed cherry, spiceand herbs; rich and deep plum and cherry flavors with spice and herbal notes; some tannin and oak; good structure and balance; long finish. Full and complex Pinot that is a great match for grilled meats.  The Pinot Report, 93 pts

San Felice Chianti Classico 2010                      $15.99
A classically styled wine, the 2010 Chianti Classico San Felice is composed of Sangiovese with additions of Colorino and Pugnitello. This second grape once faced extinction and has recently seen a small renaissance thanks to the efforts of San Felice’s winemaking team. The wine is rich with tart plum, rose petal and dried cherry. The palate offers smooth, velvety tannins. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.  Monica Larner, 92 pts

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