Friday Tasting - The Robins Cellars, Liz Van Wazer

Friday, April 12, 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!!
Meyer Fonne Edlezwicker 2017
Félix Meyer is a rising star in Alsace and has an evident instinct for his craft. He is the third generation in his family to be making wine since his grandfather founded the domaine in the late 19th century.
It’s all about the details at Meyer-Fonné, with an emphasis on tradition and respect for terroir. The winery and family home is in the village of Katzenthal, known for its distinctive granite soils.
Meyer is a master at the art of blending and astutely applies this skill in mixing the wine from various parcels into complex, balanced cuvées.
This is a enticing blend of 60% Pinot Blanc, 15% Muscat, 15% Chasselas, and 10% Riesling. 

Solitude Carneros Chardonnay 2016
This wine is a crisp and refreshing Chardonnay with a California winemaking expression, and similar of the elegant French Burgundian Chardonnays. The acidity is lively and balanced, with concentrated fruit notes (apples, pears and tropical fruit) prominent above a creamy flavor resulting from malolactic fermentation plus time on the lees.
Barrel fermented in French oak barrels adds cinnamon and pleasant toastiness on the palate.
The wine finishes with diverse long-lasting smooth flavors. It has excellent balance of fruit with natural acidity from beginning to finish.
All of the grapes are from the Sangiacomo Family Vineyards in Carneros. 

Fontsainte Corbieres Gris de Gris Rose 2018
The 2018 vintage was a tricky one in the Languedoc, with unusually humid weather throughout the growing season that required constant vigilance on the part of vignerons.
But you certainly wouldn’t know it from the newly arrived 2018 Gris de Gris: this rosé delivers all the euphoria we have come to expect from its flawless track record of thirty-plus years of thirst-quenching delight. Brighter and crisper than the previous edition—if such a thing is even possible—the 2018 delivers a fragrant burst of juicy citrus, fraises des bois, and orange blossom before a delicate, finely etched mineral finish cleanses and stimulates the palate. 
The blend is 90% Grenache Gris, 5% Carignan, 5% Mourvedre.
Block Nine Pinot Noir 2017
The 2017 Block Nine Pinot is beautifully long and rich in ripe cherry and berry flavors. The aromas exhibit generous bright fruit with a mix of strawberry, violets, plum, tea, and a hint of clove.
Flavorful and silky in the mouth with good body, this wine is seductive showing wild cherries and a hint of sandalwood to complete its complex finish. 
The winemaker, Larry Levin, is dedicated to making an excellent, well priced Pinot Noir. His many years studying it around the world solidify this.
After completing his Enology degree at UC Davis, Larry Levin spent seventeen years at Dry Creek Vineyard.
He has since covered the globe by making wine in New Zealand, Chile, and Australia. 

McManis Family Vineyards Petite Sirah 2017
The McManis family has been farming in the northern interior region of California since 1938. Fourth generation farmer Ron McManis and his wife Jamie founded McManis Family Vineyards in 1990.
From the beginning, their mission was simple: every bottle of McManis Family Vineyards should consist of “quality wine at an honest price”.
They now farm over 3,600 acres of premium wine grapes from premier growing areas in California. 
The Petite Sirah is full bodied wine which a rich purple color. Delicious from front to back, leading with aromas of chocolate, caramel, and rich black fruit.


The Beers!!

Ommegang Game of Thrones "For the Throne" Golden Ale, 22 oz. $16.99
This is definitely a unique beer. In fact, describing it as a “beer” may be doing it a disservice. It’s co-fermented with Pinot Grigio and Viognier grape juice, then bottle conditioned with champagne yeast. The result is a beer the likes of which I’ve never tasted before, with a bubbly sweetness that belies its 9.5% ABV. If you pay attention, you’ll catch notes of pears, apricots, and honeydew as the beer makes its way from the tip of the tongue to the tonsils and beyond. It almost tastes more like a wine or champagne than it does a beer, which is appropriate considering how many characters on this show throw back the vino. Personally, I had no complaints. The For the Throne Golden Ale is a lovely light concoction that best sipped on a spring evening, or guzzled with gusto while watching the final six episodes of Game of Thrones. Dan Selcke

Schlafly Rye IPA, 4 pack $12.99
Hazed light gold. Creamy head, flaked rye will do that.Bready aroma, in a doughy not typicality rye spice character. Has some lemon, citrus, mild other citrus.
Same in taste, drinks easy like a pale ale. Light caramel, summery beer.

Peak Brewing " Bloom" Hazy DIPA, 4 pack $13.99
Bloom is a delectable double IPA, overflowing with bright, blossoming hops reminiscent of spring time.
Organic Mosaic and Idaho 7 hops burst with immense floral, citrus and pine notes.
The body is hazy, with a nice round mouth feel.