Saturday Tasting - Liz Van Wazer, The Robins Cellars

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Time: 01:00pm - 05:00pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free


Every weekend we have free tastings of wine and beer that give you a chance to explore the wide world!
Come in this weekend and visit with us!

Saturday afternoon, a time for chores and yard work and running to do all the things that have waited all week! Take a break!

Come by the shop and sample new wines and microbrews that will be certain to bring a smile to your face.

Just relax with friends and neighbors.

The Wines!!

Lone Birch Pinot Gris 2016 $13.99
Yakima Valley, Washington

For four generations, the Miller family has farmed in the Yakima Valley – Washington’s oldest established AVA and home to some of the state’s finest vineyards. The winery is named after a 70 year old birch tree that sits in the vineyards.
Tasting Notes: Crisp and dry, yet delightfully fruit-forward with luscious flavors and a touch of peach. 
Lone Birch Chardonnay 2016 $14.99
Yakima Valley, Washington 
All of the Lone Birch wines are sourced from fruit from our 830 acre estate vineyard located in the Yakima Valley. The warm days and cool nights provided by the high desert environment allow the vines to produce exceptional balance with ripe fruit flavors and plenty of natural acidity. 

Tasting Notes: A bouquet of honeysuckle and melon leads to a crisp dry and refreshing palate with flavors of zesty lemon and pear. 
Mas des Bressades Rose 2016 $12.99 
Costieres de Nimes, France 

50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Cinsault.
The lovely Mas des Bressades Rose is raspberry in color. It displays delicious wild strawberry, raspberry, and rose petal aromatics with an underlying minerality. Powerful and pure. 
Airfield Estates Merlot 2014 $19.99 
Yakima Valley, Washington 
Airfield Estates is a family owned and operated winery and vineyard situated in the heart of the Yakima Valley – Washington State’s oldest established AVA. For four generations, our family has been farming in this region. We planted our first wine grapes in 1968, and today, our estate vineyard spans 830 acres and includes over 20 different varietals. The experience and knowledge gained over the years has helped us craft well-balanced wines reflecting great varietal expression and quality.

Tasting Notes: This Merlot delivers an inviting bouquet of black cherry, vanilla, clove, and nutmeg leading to an abundance of bright cherry and soft toasted oak on the palate with a round mouthfeel and firm, lingering tannins taking hold on the finish.
Airfield Estates Dauntless 2015 $19.99
Yakima Valley, Washington 
As the name suggests, Airfield Estates has ties to aviation. Prior to our farming days, a portion of our property operated as a training base for hundreds of Army Air Corps pilots during World War II.  After the war, we began farming in the outlying area. To this day, we continue to use a few of the original airplane hangars as farm storage facilities, and we strive to pay tribute to those WWII heroes and veterans of our country with our wide range of 100% estate grown wines.

Tasting Notes: Merlot (73%) takes the lead on this wine, which is rounded out by Malbec (12%), Cabernet Sauvignon (7%), Petit Verdot (4%) and Cabernet Franc. Aromas of herb, barrel spice, pencil lead and red and black fruit are followed by plump yet elegant fruit flavors backed by chalky tannins. It shows a lot of restraint.


The Beers!!

Avery Brewing, "The Real Peel" Tangerine IPA 6 Pack $12.99
6.3% ABV 
Inspired by a summer's day and crafted to crush year-round, our IPA twists real tangerine peel and citrusy hops into this juicy experience. It's the real deal!

Great Lakes "Hop Madness" Double IPA 4 Pack $12.99

ABV 9.0%, IBU 100, 4.1 RateBeer "Outstanding"
 Beware! Our deranged brewers conjured up loads of nefarious nuggets to create this dry-hopped elixir bursting with shockingly juicy aromas and hair-raising bitterness!FLAVOR
Maniacally dry-hopped, with a frenzy of juicy aromas and formidable pine finish. 

PAIRS WITH: Spicy foods, milder blue cheeses, and midnight movies

Offshoot "Relax" IPA 4 Pack $15.99

ABV 6.8%, IBU 72,  4.0 RateBeer
Relax [it’s just a hazy IPA] embraces the new way to enjoy IPA – unfiltered, fresh and full of hop flavor and aromatics… without the bitterness to stand in the way of kicking back with a juicy beer. It features a combination of Citra, Centennial, Simcoe and Amarillo hops, imparting fruity, tropical and citrusy notes to complement the round, soft mouthfeel of a hazy IPA.