Friday Tasting - Roanoke Valley Wines

Friday, July 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!!
Foris Pinot Gris $16.99
Foris consistently produces a meticulously crafted, value lineup of Alsatian-inspired white wines.
As with its siblings, this is crisp, detailed and balanced. Apple and pear fruit is lined with citrus rind.
Give it a light chill and it will delight.  –
90 pts “Best Buy”

Foris Gewurtztraminer $17.99
Delicate aromas of rose petal, citrus blossom and cardamom follow with flavors of white peach,
Asian pear and juicy pineapple that are broad, full-bodied and palate coating...building to an intense finish that is both bold and refreshing.

91 points - Best Buy - #35 in top 100 - The Wine Enthusiast

Foris Pinot Noir, Rogue Valley $19.99
Medium in hue, our 2017 Pinot Noir is characteristically florally driven with rose petal, red plum and underlying notes of pine resin and mint.
On the palate it is smooth, round, and medium-bodied with flavors of tart cherry, orange zest, rhubarb and clove.
Its lively acidity carries through the palate and finishes with polished fin-grained tannin.

Owen Roe "Ex Umbris" Syrah, Columbia Valley $25.99
The slight slate and vanilla notes are interlaced with juicy flavors of blackberry jam, Bing cherry compote and subtle hints of cocoa nib.
A mouthcoating Syrah from another hot summer in the Yakima Valley has our crew asking for more!
This is a delicious full-bodied, yet elegantly structured Syrah that is enjoyable now.

Owen Roe "Sharecropper's" Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley $21.99
We decided to bring back the historical business practice of sharecropping, resulting in the aptly named wine, “Sharecropper’s.”
This partnership meant that Owen Roe would take the fruit, make the wine and once it was sold, share the profits with our growers.
Everyone’s favorite go-to weeknight Cab shines in 2015. Bright aromas of blackberry, candied fruit, vanilla and brown sugar leads to a more savory palate of pomegranate, green pepper and oil cured olives. This Cabernet finishes with bright acidity and lingering tannins.
We recommend opening this wine now and enjoying it at a young age, however, this will age well for 4-6 years when properly cellared.

The Beers!!
Von Trapp Natur Helles, 4 pack, $11.99
A very light offering, “Helles” is German for “bright.” It is golden in color, and is a crisp, easy drinking beer for all occasions, a true session lager.
A golden lager that displays a floral hop aroma with a bready malt balance.
Traditional in style, Helles is brewed with pilsner malt to produce a dry, snappy finish while Perle and Tettnanger hops create a spicy, herbal hop aroma.
The result is an incredibly clean, yet complex, lager.

Cigar City Jai Alai IPA, 6 pack $12.99

ABV of 7.50% 
This American IPA pours out of a 12oz can into a pint beer. The color of this brew is a deep hazy golden amber color with a nice white head.
There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well.
Tampa was once home to a bustling Jai Alai fronton but sadly all that remains of Jai Alai in the Tampa Bay area is this India Pale Ale that we brew in tribute to the merry game.
The India Pale Ale style of beer has its roots in the ales sent from England to thirsty British troops in India during the 18th century.

SixPoint Sparkler, Hazy IPA, 6 pack $14.99
a Brut, or extra dry, IPA featuring Citra and Mosaic. 
It’s got a beautiful, pungent candy-like and tropical aroma with a light body, mild haze, and low bitterness on the snappy, effervescent finish.
 Low bitterness, super dry, and awesome carbonation!
Nice little mid-day drink but packs a punch with its
7% ABV.