December 5, 2013
THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING, 12/5/13
New Wines from the New World
Please join us tonight, 6-9 pm, for a tasting with our friend Kevin from the Vine Collective with bread from She Wolf and cheese from Eastern District.
Kerner Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
Grapes are grown organically, hand-picked, and pressed whole cluster before the juice is transferred and split between stainless steel and neutral oak barrels for fermentation. Once blended, the resulting wine is full bodied and rich- the ultimate “winter white”, stellar with potato leek soup and fish stew.
Birichino St. George’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, Central Coast, California
We love wild wine! This all-natural Pinot Noir is terroir driven and full of California character. The poor soil of the growing region in the Santa Cruz mountains yeilds small amounts of tiny, resilient grapes and winemakers Alex Krause and John Locke use this to their advantage. The wine they make from their hearty grapes is real and raw, with exuberant aromatics, notes of candied cherries and vibrant acidity.
Adelaida “End Post” Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, California
This Cali Cab is a beast in a bottle. Pop the cork, and let him breathe for a while, and he behaves nicely. If you give him some red meat, he’s even better. Deep in color with a spicy aroma and not-so-subtle hints of black fruit, cassis, and cocoa in the glass, End Post will keep you warmer (and happier) than a space heater all winter long.