Friday Tasting - The Country Vintner, Margot Blattmann

Friday, February 22, 2019

Time: 05:00pm - 08:00pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free

Every weekend we have free tastings that give you a chance to explore the wide word of wines! 

Each Friday we try to start your weekend off with a sampling of fine wines and beers that will allow you to relax into your "days off" with a positive note. Always a gathering of friends and neighbors and good conversation.

Come in this weekend and visit with us!


The Wines!!

Chocopahla Arinto Branco $13.99
Bright lemon yellow in color with a freshly aromatic nose of citrus and tropical fruits, Quinta de Chocapalha Arinto boasts lively acidity and a lingering finish.
Pairs well with fresh salads, grilled white fish, and roasted chicken.

Zuccardi Familia Torrontes $15.99

This Salta wine has received good scores from various critics: the 2015 vintage was given a score of 91 by James Suckling.Ranked in the top 10 for number of awards won among wines from this region.
Torrontes is a name rapidly becoming synonymous with the white wines of Argentina. It doesn't represent just a single grape variety, however – several varieties bear the name Torrontes. The most significant of these are Torrontes Sanjuanino, Torrontes Mendocino and Torrontes Riojano. The latter of the three is the most widely planted, and typically produces the better-quality wines. Torrontes wines range in style from light and fresh to heady and intensely perfumed, often expressing spicy, soapy characters and aromas of white flowers.

Zuccardi Series A Malbec $17.99
90 points The Wine Advocate
The Malbec Serie A is sourced from different vineyards across the Valle de Uco (Tupungato, El Peral, Gualtallary, Vista Flore and La Consulta). The nose is extremely aromatic, all flowers and plants: it smells like the countryside. The most common plant in Mendoza and par- ticularly in the Valle de Uco between the vineyards and the mountains is rockrose, and the wine really smells of rockrose and its sticky resinous leaves. The aroma is also found in many wines from the Douro in Portugal where the plant is also very abundant. This is basically unoaked, raw and a bit wild, making it really showy and captivating. The palate has the telltale tannins of the grape that are soft and round with a very welcomed, dry finish
as I find many wines that are far too sweet in this price segment. Wild Malbec to buy by the case and have with the barbecue. Bravo!”

Finca Villacreces Pruno $22.99

Wine spectator has consistently rated the vintages at 90+. This is rich and deeply flavored. A wine that will age beautifully.

One of the most highly-regarded pieces of land in Ribera del Duero, the estate of Villacreces sits adjacent to Vega Sicilia along the Duero and at the center of the golden mile. There is written evidence that the first vines were planted on this estate in the 13th Century. During the 14th Century, it was run by Saint Pedro de Villacreces and, later on, with its perfect conditions for prayer and retreat, it became a monastery. In the 20th Century, the property belonged to a wealthy aristocratic family from Valladolid, who used to spend their holidays and weekends here. In the early 1970s, 40 hectares of vines were planted, which has now been increased to 60. Including a 200-year-old forest, the estate comprises a total of 115 hectares.

In 2003, the Anton family – owners of a Rioja bodega and one of Spain’s most famous Michelin starred restaurants in the Basque country – purchased the estate and invested in revitalizing the property. Villacreces is situated at 810 meters above sea level on poor soils comprised of lime, gravel, sand and quartz which naturally keep yields low (the estate averages 1.6 tons per acre). The proximity to the Duero river helps protect the vines from and reduce the effects of the frosts that are common in the Ribera del Duero.

Mas Alta Black Slate Vielle Alta Priorat $23.99

60% Garnacha, 35% Carignan and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.Each Black Slate Priorat wine is made by a different Bodega to illustrate the different terroirs of each town in the area.
Priorat is a small, dynamic wine region in Catalonia, north-eastern Spain, whose intense, full-bodied red wines have shot to fame in the past few decades. The classic Priorat wine is made from old-vine Garnacha and Cariñena, and has concentrated aromas of licorice, tar and brandied cherries.

The Beers!!

Oskar Blues Can-O-Bliss IPA 6 pack $11.99
The Can-O-Bliss IPA Series will offer beer drinkers a variety of innovative IPA flavors throughout the year, showcasing unprecedented combinations of new and experimental hops from around the world.

Jackie O's Mystic Mama IPA 6 pack $16.99

ABV: 7 IBU: 80. 
Our West-coast inspired India pale ale offers lots of flavor and aroma with out over-powering the senses. A complex blend of 5 hops lend a firm bitterness to the notes of grapefruit, tangerines, and pine. A big dry hop addition of Citra and Simcoe hops give Mystic Mama a nose to stand up to the flavor.

Alewerks Bourbon Barrel Porter 4 pack $25.99

9.0% ABV
A porter, to which rapadou (Carribean unrefined cane sugar from Haiti) was added (but not caramelized rapadou as in the Rapadou Porter) and aged for two months in Virginia Gentleman bourbon barrels. It is a complex porter, to which the flavors of vanilla and a little bourbon have been added as a result of the aging process.