Saturday, February 22, 2014

Wine Tasting - Saturday 1-4PM, Feb 22

Your host is Peter Slywka of Michael Skurnik Wines.

Piaggia Il Sasso Carmignano 2010                          $27.99
Piaggia's 2010 Carmignano Il Sasso is delicious in this vintage. Freshly cut flowers, mint, sweet red, tobacco, cherries and raspberries burst from the glass in an energetic, vibrant wine that impresses for its overall balance and class. I would prefer to drink the 2010 over the next few years, while the flavors remain vibrant.  Il Sasso is 70% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon/Franc and 10% Merlot., 90 pts

Siduri Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012               $22.99
Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. The nose is appealing and picks up interest over time in the glass offering aromas of candied cherries, rose petals and pie spice. An Oregon-styled wine with mid weight flavors of tart cherries and cranberries, mild tannins, and a tight, hi-pitched finish. The PinotFile, 87 pts

Berger Gruner Veltliner 2012                                  $14.99
Fresh and espressive, with citrus, floral and mineral flavors that linger in the mouth. It practically invites you to have a second glass.  - Eric Asimov, The New York Times

Charles Smith Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon 2011           $16.99
Classy and refined, it's just damn amazing. Cassis, pencil lead, fresh herb and crushed granite.It is satin smooth and elegant, further defined with a super long finish.  80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec, 3% Merlot

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