Saturday Tasting - Berthet-Rayne Wines - Hughes Beaulieu

Saturday, October 20, 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!!

 100% Certified Biodynamic Rare and very elegant wine, it is pale yellow with some green nuances. It expresses a subtle floral, well-balanced and fresh bouquet. This wine has scents of ripe grapes, fennel, honey, anise, green olive, gun flint, and plenty more. Very complex in flavors, and quite rich on the palate.

The Wine Advocate 90 FOR THE 2017 VINTAGE
The medium to full-bodied 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc is an easy-drinking blend of 40% Bourboulenc, 30% Clairette and 10% each Clairette Rose, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne. Melon and citrus flavors finish clean and fresh. To drink in the next year or two.

 100% ORGANIC CERTIFIED BIO_DYNAMIC Hints of sweetness, black fruits and herbs in tandem. Serious, intense and powerful - perfumes and textures from Mediterranean, weight, balance and potential.

The Wine Advocate 93 FOR THE 2015 VINTAGE
I was impressed by all of the wines I tasted from this domaine. The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Fut de Chene spends 18 months in a mix of demi-muids and used barrels, but it doesn't come across as oaky. Instead, the blend of 65% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 5% Counoise offers attractive herbal-spice notes and ripe raspberries on the nose, followed by a creamy-supple palate and a long, spice-driven finish.

70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault and Mourvèdre
 Some vanilla notes on the nose from oak ageing; tannic and full-bodied with powerful expression of Grenache. Suppleness, spices and red fruits are brought by the Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. The long finish is reminiscent of fleshy dense fruits. Enjoy with beef or pork dishes, BBQ, and hearty cheeses.
Vinous - Antonio Galloni 90 FOR THE 2016 VINTAGE - "2016 Gigondas – A Slam Dunk"
Bright ruby. Smoke-accented cherry and red berry scents are complicated by a floral note that builds slowly with air. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering appealingly sweet black raspberry and cherry flavors that deepen steadily with air. Shows very good clarity and repeating Florality on the clinging finish, which is framed by smooth tannins.


70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre
 Glass-staining ruby. Spicy red berries and flowers on the nose, with suggestions of anise and garrigue adding complexity. Nervy, precise raspberry and wild strawberry flavors show a touch of sweetness, with a spicy note of white pepper providing lift. The youthfully tart finish shows raspberry and a refreshingly bitter pomegranate nuance.

The Wine Advocate 91 FOR THE 2015 VINTAGE
A blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 15% Mourvèdre, the 2015 Vacqueyras can go toe to toe with this domaine's Gigondas. It's loaded with rosemary-scented garrigue and mixed berry fruit and boasts a creamy, lush texture to the medium to full-bodied mid-palate, ending with some firm tannins on the finish. Give it another year or two of bottle age and drink it over the next 5 years or so.

 Bright ruby. Zesty red and dark berry aromas are complemented by notes of cracked pepper, black tea and smoky minerals. Racy, tightly wound black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors become sweeter with air and are framed by silky tannins. Finishes tangy, focused and persistent, with a stony quality.

The Wine Advocate NA FOR THE 2016 VINTAGE
Robert owns 2.5 hectares around Tournon, Mauves and Glun, where he sourced his 2016 Saint Joseph. Tasted from tank just prior to bottling, it shows bold fruit allied to fine purity. Ripe black cherry fruit is framed by silky tannins. (92-93pts)
Vinous - Antonio Galloni 91 FOR THE 2016 VINTAGE
Bright violet. Smoke- and mineral-accented cherry and dark berry scents are complicated by hints of olive and licorice. Supple and broad on the palate, offering pliant blackberry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter and livelier with air. A suave floral pastille note appears on the clinging finish, which shows very good clarity and gentle, even tannins.

 Maxime Graillot is the son of famed Crozes-Hermitage pioneer Alain Graillot. Maxime has been producing Crozes-Hermitage since 2004. Compared to Alain’s wines, Maxime’s are similarly exuberant and expressive, yet perhaps with a bit more size and fruit power to them. Unlike his father, Maxime Graillot choses to de-stems nearly all of his grapes. On the basis of the first couple of vintages - produced in admittedly small quantities - the Domaine des Lises Crozes shares the purity, spiciness and crunchy fruit character of his father's wines, but with a slightly fuller and more opulent mouthfeel. They are immediate winners.

Wine Spectator 92 FOR THE 2015 VINTAGE
This is well-packed, with flavors of juicy blackberry and boysenbserry preserves underscored by a racy graphite note. Lots of anise and fruitcake elements sparkle through the finish. Drink now through 2024

The Beers!!

Collective Arts Saint of Circumstance Citrus Blond Ale 4 pack $12.99
Saint of Circumstance is our go-to, easy drinking, any occasion brew. We started by creating this tasty blonde ale using wheat for its lemony flavour and added Citra, Centennial and Amarillo hops. We took it to a whole new level by adding the zest of seasonal citrus.

Collective Arts #6 IPA 4 pack $18.99
Introducing the 6th edition in our IPA series. This rich, full-bodied IPA features fresh peaches picked at their peak; Amarillo and Wai-iti hops gives this already juicy IPA and extra kick of fresh melon and lemon flavors. At 6.7% its a sunset golden color, this floral citrusy IPA is the perfect beer to pair with the end of a summer day.

6.7% alc./vol.?

Schlafly Pumpkin Ale 6 pack $14.99
A full-bodied, deep reddish amber beer made with pumpkin and butternut squash and spiced with nutmeg, clove and cinnamon. Celebrate the bounty of harvest with this rich, malty ale and invoke the season of plenty.
8.0% ABV   16 IBU