Friday Tasting - Country Vintner & Potter's Cider

Friday, June 07, 2019

Time: 05:00pm - 08:00pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free

The Wines!!
Turnbull Sauvignon Blanc, Oakville, Napa Valley $28.99
Aromatics of grapefruit, guava and melon.
Exhibiting lively citrus notes with zest of Meyer Lemon with bright, focused fruit flavors balanced with minerality.

Sea Sun Chardonnay, California $19.99
Another very drinkable wine from Charlie Wagner and family!!
A pale straw color with sunshiny highlights, Sea Sun has a subtle nose, with scents of lightly grilled mango, soft butterscotch, juicy red apple, and newly ripened pineapple and apricot. Hints of a springtime meadow, fresh sea air and a trace of smokiness add intriguing layers. Entry on the palate is round and creamy, with flavors of lemon curd and brown spice on the mid-palate. This wine’s fruit flavors, oak, and acidity are seamlessly integrated, with no one element standing out. The finish has a grippy, toasty quality, with notes of cinnamon and lemon squares. A final kick of bright acidity draws you back for another sip.

Blue Rock "Baby Blue" Cabernet Sauvignon $32.99
This is one of only two clubs that I belong to. You should always have some in your cellar!
Baby Blue is Blue Rock’s second Cabernet Sauvignon and is also deserving of serious attention.
Released for the first time in 2006, Baby Blue is somewhat lighter and less concentrated than the regular bottling.
It offers a dark ruby color with ripe black fruit aromas and flavors with excellent purity and extraction.

Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley $64.99
This wine captures the essence of where Turnbull farms in the Napa Valley. A wine of integrity, it’s a blend that is made to share at the family table. A quintessential dirt to bottle wine that’s approachable at release and downright delicious.Dusted red & black fruit tones coalesce into a wide expanse of detailed vibrancy. A symbiotic unfolding of raspberry reduction, Rainier cherry, and toasted bread segue into a fresh, brilliantly structured finish. Truly symphonic in its progression of flavor.
Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 0.5% Petit Verdot, 0.5% Malbec

James Suckling 90 points
"Fresh blackcurrants, licorice, cut grass and oyster shell.
Medium body, fresh acidity and a fruity finish. Drink now or hold."

The Wine Enthusiast 90 points
"Juicy, round and silky, this is an approachable, relatively light-bodied wine that doesn't shirk on underlying brawn.
Moderate structure maintains a fresh, focused likability as slightly spicy oak hits hardest and most pleasantly on the finish."


Potter's Cider
Our story is the story of two friends, Tim Edmond and Dan Potter. The short version is that we are college buddies who shared a love of home-brewing beer, which chance and good fortune transformed into a passion for craft cider. Our path to cider-making was roundabout, but cider embodied the perfect confluence of o

ur interests in agriculture, fermentation, experimentation and discovery.  Our journeys and backgrounds have given us unique perspectives that influence our approach to cider-making, from the apples that we use to the way that we choose to do business. 

Passionfish Mosaic $14.99
6.9% ABV
This cider is fermented with passion fruit and dry hopped with Mosaic hops. The tropical aroma of the passion fruit is complemented and intensified by Mosaic hops, which lend notes of citrus, mango, blueberry and --of course-- passion fruit. The finish is crisp and tart, making the ideal summertime cider.

Farmhouse Dry Cider $13.99

8.5% ABV
Pale gold and effervescent with pronounced fruit aroma hinting of peach and melon. Don’t let the heady nose fool you - with no residual sugars, the flavor is crisp, tart, and exceptionally dry. Uniquely refreshing with a crisp finish that pairs well with a variety of foods including pork, duck, wild game, and aged cheeses. Sold in 750mL bottles.

Grapefruit Hibiscus $8.99
9.0% ABV
Pink blush from hibiscus petal infusion complemented by citrus aroma of grapefruit peel.
Finish is crisp and tart for a truly refreshing cider! Sold in 500mL bottles.

The Beers!!