April 8 Tasting

Dane Belber of Galaxy Wine will be pouring selections from Oregon, France, Germany, and South Africa.

Dr. Loosen Sparkling Riesling $12.99
Dr. L Sparkling Riesling is 100% pure Riesling the crisp, fruity grape that has made German wine famous for centuries. We make it using the Charmat method, where the second fermentation is done in a pressurized tank to keep the bubbles in the wine. This produces bright, clean sparkling wines in a more affordable way, which makes it possible to offer this charming bubbler at a very nice everyday price. -Winemakers notes

Wine Enthusiast – “Exuberant green floral perfume, melon and peach abound on this profoundly aromatic sparkler. It’s delicate in mousse with soft, persistent bubbles and deeply penetrating flavors of stone fruit and tangerine. Vibrant and spine-tingling, it’s a remarkably elegant sekt for with a gentle price tag. ” 91 pts.

Villa Wolf Rose Pfalz 2015 $10.99
The Pfalz is a very warm and sunny region, often called the “Tuscany of Germany,” so all of the Pinot varieties do well here. The Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé is a true rosé, made with a brief maceration before pressing to extract color. It is light and refreshing, with deliciously bright berry and fruit flavors and a clean, zippy finish. It’s perfect for holiday meals, especially when ham is involved.

Elk Cove Rose Willamette Valley 2015 $14.99
Pink apricot in color. Strawberry, rose and freshly cut watermelon aromas greet you in the glass. A creamy texture on the palate with flavors of strawberry rhubarb pie, complemented by a thrill of sour cherries. Finishes with a grip of orange zest and delicate accents of clove and fig.

Marc Bredif Chinon Cabernet Franc 2012 $18.99
This bright ruby red wine has intense, refined and fruity aromas. There are nuances of cherry, strawberry and spicy notes. In the mouth, it has a subtle attack and a fruity, light structure. There is a fresh and aromatic finish.

Delas Saint Esprit Cotes du Rhone 2013 $13.99
The Côtes-du-Rhône Saint-Esprit is made from a blend of Syrah (majority) and Grenache grapes, which come from a small village in the Ardèche region. The vineyard’s southern exposure on steep granite hillsides provides the best growing conditions for the vines. Average production is 500,000 bottles per year. The Saint-Esprit’s deep color has a dark, plum-like hue. The nose is classical Syrah, with berry fruit, violet and licorice. It has a full, rounded palate with delicate tannins, making it a unique wine in the Côtes-du-Rhône appellation.

Tormentoso Mourvedre Paarl South Africa 2013 $13.99
In the Tormentoso, however, Mourvedre makes up 85% of the wine with 15% Syrah added for depth and extra spice.  For those who might find Mourvedres somewhat caustic, they will find the Tormentoso more approachable. With a dark, oxblood color, this wine has many layers of intriguing aromas and flavors including cranberry, blackberry and black cherry fruit with herb, and spice notes of clove and licorice. The texture is medium bodied with smooth and velvety mouth feel. Tannins add complexity but do not overwhelm. Enjoy with red meat dishes, pasta, or hard cheeses. It goes particularly well with extra-sharp cheddar from Vermont. -Winemadeeasy

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