Wine Tasting April 17 ~ Visit The Rhone
Sans Permis 2005 Etoile Filante Marsanne/Roussanne – Anyone familiar with Rhone whites will appreciate this California version. Deep fruit on entry, ripe lemon, mineral and lime on the palate, a light oily texture and a lasting finish of fruit and mineral.
Sans Permis 2005 La Petite Colline Rouge – Deep red color and nose of brambly fruit, baking spices, earth and smoke are just a hint of what lies ahead. Blackberries, spice and roasted meats are evident. This baby Gigondas is a very good wine, and a very good value.
Boheme Syrah 2005 Santa Lucia Highlands – Deep black/purple color. Smoky, gamy nose with a nice floral lift. Earthy on the palate, black figs, plums, berries, Indian spices, cracked pepper, good acidity. Rich, inviting mouthfeel. Strong midpalate and finish. Complex elegance. Hermitage meets the Monterey Bay in this amazing wine!
Cabot Syrah 2006 Kimberly’s – this wine features an impressive nose of smoke, tar, pepper, leather, and barnyard. In the mouth, it shows rich, fresh, clean, robust flavors of fruit, spice and bacon coupled with a generous dose of acidity that is well balanced and makes this a very food-friendly wine. Keeps improving in the glass. This wine has a long and happy life ahead. This wine channels the Cote-Rotie with its use of viognier.
To continue the tradition, you are welcome to bring a special bottle of wine to share. We ask that you refrain from opening this bottle until the conclusion of the tasting at 5:30. At that time, feel free to enjoy the wine in the lounge where the event takes place, at the bar or in the restaurant. There will be no corkage fee in any of these locations.
Tercero 2006 Cuvee Christie – The wine has a distinctive nose of raspberries, cherries, rhubarb and spices. It takes on weight in the mouth and finishes with a healthy dose of acid and well-integrated tannins. A blend of grenache, syrah & mourvedre that pays homage to Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
Bodega Rancho 2007 Syrah Que Syrah Vineyard – blueberries, raspberries and black pepper shine in this wine. Great intensity of flavor, showcasing all that is capable of cool-climate syrah, dark fruits, roasted meats, salinity, minerality and cracked pepper. This syrah shows refined and structured elegance balanced with acidity. Cornas meets the Sonoma Coast in this wine!