January 15 Tasting

Dougal Reeves of Estelle Imports will be pouring selections from Italy, France, Oregon, Washington and Argentina.

Vallevo Trebbiano 2014 $7.99
Fresh and floral, this white is lightly creamy and well-balanced, offering subtle notes of white peach, stone and mandarin orange. Try this instead of a Pinot Grigio for a change!

Lobos Hills PGR Yakima Valley 2014 $16.99
“PGR is a blend of Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Riesling—those three varietals made famous in the Alsace and Rhineland. This happily complex nose wafts aromas of pineapple, peach, banana and lychee. The palate is soft yet structured, which makes for a perfectly robust food wine.” –Winemaker notes. 50% Pinot Gris, 40% Gewurztraminer, 10% Riesling

Vista Hills Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2014 $14.99
From high atop the Dundee Hills in the northern Willamette Valley, Oregon, John and Nancy McClintock are carefully crafting these amazing wines using entirely estate fruit from their sustainably farmed vineyards. This is an Oregon Pinot Noir through and through: dark and sensuous in texture, robust fruit and aromas and a nice balance of power and elegance. Initial flavors of deep, black cherry evolve into smoke, mocha and charcuterie-like fattiness. Goes with: Grilled salmon (especially with some sort of glaze), Filet Mignon.

Ca’ La Bionda Valpolicella 2014 $14.99
This wine is medium-bodied and fine, with ripe cherry fruit with just a touch of earth and spice. Perfumed, juicy, and vibrant; this Valpolicella is the perfect match for roasts, grilled meat, and hard cheeses.

Pascal Marthoret Syrah 2013 $12.99
Ripe and ready aromas of black plum, black currant, violets, black pepper, and licorice, a round mouth full of purple fruits with classic northern Rhone Syrah notes of iodine and tapenade, and firm, stony tannin.

Las Perdices Malbec Argentina 2014 $10.99
Intense purple red color. Complex berry aromas with delicate oak touches. Soft in mouth, balanced, plum and cherry notes. Ideal to serve with red meat, pasta, fish and white meat with spiced sauces.

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