Friday Tasting - Elite Wines, Hughes Beaulieu

Friday, September 27, 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!!

1+1=3 Cava, Brut $15.99
Produced from estate-grown, hand-harvested grapes, this Cava was bottled using yeast from the Oenologist Institute of Champagne.
Second fermentation commenced in bottle, which took three months at 57° F.
This wine was aged in the bottle for 21 months before disgorging.
The wine is disgorged to order and thus length of time on yeast varies.
All bottles are marked with a disgorgement date on the back label. 

Nessa Albarino $16.99
This wine is produced from young estate grown vines and purchased grapes from older vineyards in the Salnes sub-region of Rias Baixas.
After cluster sorting the grapes are whole cluster pressed in a pneumatic press, followed by settling of the must with dry ice.
The wine was fermented at 64°F in stainless steel tank. No malolactic fermentation.
Aged for 1 month on fine lees for increased texture and mouth feel.

Cune Rioja Blanco, Monopole $15.99
Elegant pale yellow with green highlights.
Aromatically attractive for its tropical fruit notes, with touches of citrus and herbs like fennel and boxwood.
We can add the freshness, and the perceived helpfulness mouth, prolonging the fruity aftertaste that invites us to follow this wine tasting.
Perfect to drink it alone or to accompany seafood, fish, even with exotic sauces.
Recommended serving temperature 8-12 ° C.

Cune  Rioja Crianza, Tinto $15.99
“A ripe bouquet of fresh strawberry and red cherries that is competently enmeshed with the oak. The palate is fresh and lively with taut tannins.
There are notes of dark cherry, licorice and a touch of mocha with a finely-tuned, delineated finish.
There is a pleasing brightness to this Crianza that is approachable now and should age with style.”

Dido Monsant Reserva $27.99

93 pts. The Wine Advocate

A blend in which the predominance of Grenache, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are evident.
The grapes for this wine comes from a farm of 10 hectares on weathered granite.
The characteristics of granite make it easy to change temperature, warm during the day and cool at night.
This peculiarity means that a long and good maturation occurs.

Fermentations occur with unselected yeasts in order to try to maintain the aromatic and structural diversity.
On the other hand, the maceration is rather short. The aging, which lasts nine months, is partly in clay jars and partly in concrete tanks.

Cune Rioja Reserva Tinto $29.99
Bright cherry colour with some violet nuances. In the nose, red berry 
aromas and balsamic notes remain over the oak ageing.
It shows an elegance in the mouth, yet very lively, with some
black spice notes and a very balanced acidity.

The Beers!!
Einstock Icelandic White Ale, 6 pack $11.99
In Iceland, our quest was simple: We wanted to make the best white ale we ever tasted.
We got there with the complex flavors of the classic witbier, including orange peel and coriander – 
all brewed with pure Icelandic water and a touch of oats that deliver a cool smoothness that is uniquely flavorful and refreshingly drinkable.
Einstök Ölgerð ® is located just 60 miles south of the Arctic circle in the ?shing port of Akureyri, Iceland. 
There, the water ?ows from rain and prehistoric glaciers down the Hlíðarfjall Mountain and through ancient lava ?elds,
delivering the purest water on Earth, and the perfect foundation for brewing deliciously refreshing craft ales.

D9 Head of the Horseman, Imperial Pumpkin Ale, 4 pack $15.99

9.6% ABV, 19 IBU
An almost clear red copper brew with a tight head of off white bubbles. Nose is earthy, malty, a touch of spice and a bit of alcohol.
Taste is a nice earthy pumpkin with a restrained level of pie spices and a slightly hazy orange-amber body with a sizable mixed-density head.

Adroit What Evil Lurks, Russian Imperial Stout, 22 oz $15.99

13.5% ABV
Blue Mountain Coffee + Hazelnuts + Coconut + Honey
Appearance: Pours pitch black with a fizzy beige head that fades somewhat rapidly to a ringlet and archipelago; minimal lacing
Smell: Roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee dominate; hints of hazelnut and coconut
Taste: Sweeter tones of rich dark chocolate, hazelnut and coconut emerge with the roast and coffee bringing offsetting tones;
the Bourbon impression is powerful, through the middle, and the honey adds to the sweetness of the finish
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation; warmth in the gullet
Overall: A lot of good flavor in this massive stout