Saturday Tasting - International Cellars, Sharon Gardner

Saturday, October 05, 2019

Time: 01:00pm - 05:00pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free


Every weekend we have free tastings of wine and beer that give you a chance to explore the wide world!
Come in this weekend and visit with us!

Saturday afternoon, a time for chores and yard work and running to do all the things that have waited all week! Take a break!

Come by the shop and sample new wines and microbrews that will be certain to bring a smile to your face.

Just relax with friends and neighbors.


The Wines!!
Aimery Cremant de Limoux Rose', NV $19.99
Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir

It was in 1531, one century before Dom Pérignon, that wines from Limoux stepped onto the world stage thanks to Benedictine nuns from the St Hilaire Abbey, a neighboring village,
who created the first sparkling wine in the world: La Blanquette de Limoux.  
Beautiful salmon pink color. The foam is delicate with a lingering sparkle.
Vinous nose with a great aromatic richness and notes of red fruits (strawberry, raspberry). 
The palate is characterized by a delicate sparkling and a well-balanced acidity. Ends with a lingering and refreshing finish.
This cuvee is produced according to a rigorous terroir selection in the Limoux Appellation.
Grapes are selected from very precise vineyard sites identified for the outstanding quality of their soil and sub-soil.

Anne Amie Pinot Gris $21.99
This estate grown Pinot Gris is an elegant expression of this versatile varietal.
Intensely aromatic jasmine, gardenia, Barlett pear, and graham notes give way to a palate of Asian pear, white peach, white strawberry, and white fig, finishing dry, long and acid driven.
This wine is a great match for many dishes from roast chicken to quince glazed pork chop to pan seared trout to Caesar salad.

Anne Amie Winemaker's Select Pinot Noir $29.99
This wine was aged on the lees in French oak barrels for 10 months.
Aromas of red cherry, strawberry, and sassafras lead into flavors of red cherry, clove, fig and cola.
The ultimate food wine, this Pinot noir is a brilliant match for any fare.

2016: 91 points & “Editor’s Choice” from Wine Enthusiast
2015: 90 Points from Vinous
90 Points from Wine Spectator

Gouleyant, Malbec de Cahors, AOC $13.99
Georges Vigouroux and his son, Bertrand Gabriel, are Malbec specialists.
They created Gouleyant (which means «easy-to-drink» in French) to offer consumers a Cahors that highlights Malbec, the variety grown in Cahors for over 2,000 years.
After their very successful Gouleyant Malbec red from Cahors, they have decided to create 2 white and rosé wines.

Clos LaChance Cabernet Sauvignon $21.99
Dark purple, opaque color. On the nose, anise, black currants, tobacco and black cherries. Flavors of black cherry, cassis, blackberries.
A hint of vanilla. A little spice on the finish. Structure is medium tannin, low-medium acidity and very dry.
Pairs deliciously with pot roast, roast beef sandwich and chocolate torte.


The Beers!!
Commonwealth Stangebier Kolsch, 4 pack $16.99
4.2% ABV
Stangebier Kolsch Ale was made in the style originating in Cologne German, crisp & thirst quenching.

Trappistes Rochefort "6", Belgian Ale, 12 oz $7.99

ABV 7.5%
This Trappist beer finds its origins in the pre-war bottled beer destined for the sick and infirm. But further back, 1899 was the year that first saw the monks of Saint-Remy in Rochefort light the fire under their kettles, in their new, small brewery. The beer they brewed then was a precursor of today's Rochefort 6.

Sales were modest to begin with, disrupted as they were by two World Wars. Those wars also shaped those early beers – the occupier decreed that beers should not have a density higher than 0.8°. But an exception was made for those beers intended for the sick. They could go as high as 5°.

So Rochefort 6 started out as a beer designed for 'medicinal purposes' only, attaining its present form with a little help from fellow Trappists. After the Second World War, when Rochefort was suffering from Chimay’s success, the 'confrères' of Chimay agreed to lend Rochefort a helping hand. The first fruit of that cooperation – and the oldest member of the Rochefort family – is the Rochefort 6. It was introduced to the market in 1953.

This fine brew, topped off by a red-bottle cap, is only produced for a few weeks every year. It is predominantly served in the abbey’s guest quarters. Of the members of Rochefort trio, this is the mildest and driest variety. The Rochefort 6 certainly has character, but it is less rich and complex than that of its two brothers. A mild and fruity beer, it is slightly herbal, malty and sweet, with a touch of caramel. The quiet bitterness it has only becomes apparent in the finish.

Commonwealth Chocolate Gateau Imperial Stout, 4 pack $24.99

ABV 10.2%
Imperial Chocolate Stout with blackberries, mulberries, Madagascar vanilla beans and milk sugar - contains lactose
The beer has a black body with one finger tan/creamy head that is always sticking around (exactly like a Guinness if you want a definitive picture) and has a bitter chocolate aroma with hints of roasted malts. Creamy, light to medium bodied, smooth, all aspects you expect thanks to nitro cask, and the beer balances a dark, bitter chocolate vibe with roasted, even coffee malts and finishes sweet and dry.
Simple yet effective beer that could be enjoyed on its own as either a "meal in a bottle" or possibly "dessert beer".