Friday Tasting - Virginia Imports, Tatiana El Shafie

Friday, October 18, 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!!
Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc $19.99
The new project of Erica and Kim Crawford (yes, the Kim Crawford), Loveblock is situated on a spectacular windswept promontory overlooking the sea.
Passion fruit, vibrant and pure, marks the nose, while the plump palate reveals hints of gooseberry that linger through the extended finish.

Gravel Bar Chardonnay, Columbia Valley $18.99

90pts and a Gold Medal at Tastings.com
A warm season allowed our grapes to achieve optimum ripeness.
The wine exhibits apple, pear, and pineapple notes with toast and vanilla coming from barrel fermentation.
Suggested Food Pairings
This Chardonnay pairs well with shrimp scampi, eggs Benedict, Caesar salad with grilled chicken, and pumpkin ravioli.

Sanford Pinot Noir , Sta Rita Hills $29.99
A blend of fruit from our two estate vineyards: the historic Sanford and Benedict Vineyard (88%) and La Rinconada (12%).
Both of these stellar vineyards are in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation.
A wide range of Pinot selections are planted on these sites, and our 2017 is a blend of 8 of these from different soil types.
2017 was the 6th year of a severe drought, but the wines have zesty acidity balance with fleshy palates.
This Pinot is bright red ruby in color and is bursting with cherries and baking spices, along with savory notes of lavender and star anise.
The palate delivers dense dusty, cherry flavors with balanced acid and tannin structure, which carries onto a lovely finish.

Chalk Hill Sonoma Red $22.99
Intense aromas of blackberry, anise, tobacco leaf and dark chocolate.
The palate is rich and savory, with layered flavors of black cherry, dark chocolate, and leather with oak influences of vanilla and toast.

Simple Life Cabernet Sauvignon $12.99
A pure, easy-drinking style of Cabernet Sauvignon. It offers bright fruit flavors, a soft palate with smooth texture and very fine tannins.
This blend is shaped by fruit from Lodi, emerging as a premier California growing region and known for wines with rich fruit flavors and smooth, savory profiles.


The Beers!!
Collective Arts #11 IPA, 4 pack $19.99
IPA 11 is all about balance!
We took Idaho 7 hops, bursting with big tropical fruit notes, and paired it with a favourite: good ol’ citrusy Mosaic.
Next we added lactose to balance out all those big hop flavours and give this super flavourful Double Dry-Hopped IPA a silky smooth mouthfeel.

Adroit Theory EBK Hazy Double IPA, 4 pack $21.99
Out of reach for worthless peasants, the code of honor belonging only to heirs of elite warriors.
Skilled and ruthless, collecting heads of enemies as evidence of their carnage.
The servant of an underling senses imminent death before it arrives. Prestige only to be gained by survival...
Smooth Creamy Mouthfeel, Citrus Aromatics, Juicy Sweetness, Hazy Appearance
Food: Orange & Fennel Salad with Arugula & Pink Grapefruit
Cheese: Matos St. George
Cigar: Oliva Serie V Melanio Robusto

Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout, 4 pack $25.99

100 pts Beer Advocate and Ratebeer;
12.3% ABV 70 IBU

A bit of backwoods pleasure without the banjo.
This strong stout is brewed with a hint of coffee and vanilla then aged in oak bourbon barrels.
Our process ensures that strong bourbon undertones come through in the finish in every batch we brew.
We recommend decanting at room temperature and best enjoyed in a brandy snifter.