Tuesday, August 9, 2011

8-11-11 Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting
Around the World in Six Bottles!
Join us Thursday, August 11, 2011, 5pm-8pm as we sample five wines from around the globe! As always all wines featured during the tasting are a dollar off! Cheers!
The Wines:
Colombelle
2009 Colombelle Blanc
France
Colombelle is a blend of two indigenous grapes from Gascony in southwest France: Colombard (70%) and Ugni Blanc (30%). It is crisp and fresh displaying floral and fruity notes and a round yet dry palate loaded with grapefruit, mango and white peaches.
Marques de Caceres Deusa Nai
2010 Albariño
Spain
Albariño is a grape indigenous to the border region that separates Spain from Portugal. Deusa Nai’s aromas exhibit intense, fresh and fragrant notes of citrus, grapefruit and mandarins. The flavors are full of zesty citrus fruit that exhibits a nice cleansing acidity while giving the wine great freshness and a long, elegant finish.
New Harbor
2010 Sauvignon Blanc
New Zealand
Marlborough, on the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, is the country’s premier appellation for Sauvignon Blanc and the most renowned winemaking region in New Zealand. This “sauvie,” as the locals call it, features an enticing bouquet of citrus, passion-fruit, and guava. Its crisp finish is characteristic of the Marlborough, region, and makes this wine a perfect pairing for summer salads, roasted chicken, pan-fried prawns and seafood dishes.
Greystone Cellars
2010 Chardonnay
California
As the Private Label of the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone Cellar’s wines have been served exclusively at the dining facilities at all three of the Culinary Institute of America locations for over a decade and are now available at select wine shops. The Chardonnay features peach and pineapple aromas with tastes of vanilla cream, citrus and green apple.
Penfolds Koonunga Hill
2008 Shiraz Cabernet
Austrailia
First produced in 1976, Koonunga Hill is named after the Penfolds renowned Koonunga Hill vineyard in the Barossa Valley and is very much a reflection of the Penfolds winemaking style and philosophy. The wine is known for its full-flavored style with excellent Shiraz and Cabernet fruit, firm yet well-rounded structure and balanced oak.
The Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet has been voted Great Value Red Wine of the Year and was listed by Decanter Magazine as one of the Top 50 New World Wines.
Casorzo Fracchia
2010 Voulet
Italy
This delicious frizzante wine is a rare version of red Malvasia, with a pleasant touch of sweetness and just slightly sparkling. A perfect wine to sip or serve with desserts. Serve it chilled, and definitely try it with chocolate!

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