Friday Tasting - Kysela Imports, Melissa Graeff

Friday, May 17, 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!!
Lima Vinho Verde 2017 $9.99
80% Loureiro and 20% Trajadura 
Vinho Verde (green wine) is not "green" per se, but rather a wine that was bottled very young to preserve the fresh and crisp fruit character and a little bit of spritz! 
Lima has aromas of stone fruit, lime, juicy green apple and crisp pear.

Palacio de Fefinanes Albarino 2018 $21.99
Founded in 1904, Palacio de Fefiñanes is housed inside a spectacular baronial palace which sits on the lovely main square of coastal Cambados. 
They are pioneers in the production of a singular variety - the expressive Albariño grape from the Salnés Valley where they devote all their efforts. 
The wine exhibits fresh fruit aromas of apricot and peach slices with notes of lemon and green apple. 

Venancio de Costa Lima, Palmela Reserva 2015 $14.99
Made from the most widely planted red grape in Portugal (Castelao). 
This wine possesses an intense garnet color, complex nose with touches of ripe fruit, jam and spices, full-bodied flavor and a very balanced finish.

Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza 2015 $15.99

90 Points Vinous
Red ruby colored wine with violet tones; well-balanced, black fruit, vanilla and coconut flavors. Powerful, complex and silky smooth...classic old style Rioja. 
90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano aged in American oak for 12 months.  

Palacio del Burgo Rioja Reserva 2014 $24.99

92 Points Vinous, 91 Points Jeb Dunnuck, 90 Points James Suckling
 85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, and 5% Carignan 
The wine is matured for 20 months in American oak barrels which imparts warm baking spice notes to the wine.  
Black pepper and vanilla flavors and some mature black fruit taste too. Structured and balanced with a pronounced flavor intensity.

The Beers!!

Warsteiner Pilsener, 6 pack $11.99
The Warsteiner Brewery was founded in 1753, and today is one of the largest privately held breweries in Germany.
Its flagship is the Warsteiner brand, one of Germany’s leading premium pilsener brands.
A refreshing, pale golden pilsener with a clean taste perfectly balanced with hints of barley malt, subtle bottom fermenting yeast tones and mild hoppy bitterness.
Quality hops. Brewing barley. Natural spring water.

Firestone Bretta-Weisse, 375ml, $15.99
Soft cereal and Oak flavors are enveloped by a firm acidity and tartness. The finish is dry and crisp; a thoroughly enjoyable beverage. At 4.9% ABV, one could imagine enjoying several Bretta Weisse’s in the Tiergarten, or anywhere else. This Berliner Weisse inspired Wheat beer was aged in 1700 gal French Oak horizontal foeders for 8 months.

Allagash Tripel Reserve, 750ml, $9.99

9.0% ABV
Tripel is a term used by brewers or people mainly in the Low Countries, some other European countries, and the U.S. to describe a strong pale ale, loosely in the style of Westmalle Tripel. 
Pours pale yellow, big white head. Aroma is passionfruit, guava, some honey, yeast. Taste is rich honey, a bit of tang, almost sweet. 
Passion fruit with subtle notes of banana and honey. Mouthfeel is very smooth, surprisingly heavy for the appearance. Alcohol not evident.