Black Friday Tasting - Elite Wines, Hughes Beaulieu

Friday, November 29, 2019

Time: 02:00pm - 06:00pm

Type: Meet the Winemaker

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!!
Biutiful Cava, Brut $13.99
86 points WE
This has body and weight to it. The nose delivers dry apple and pear aromas, while the palate is fairly full and round for the style.White-fruit aromas are without frills. Like the nose, this wine feels fresh and clean. Flavors of white peach and slightly underripe honeydew are mild and don't force anything on a pleasant finish. 
Chateau Les Arromans, Entre Deux Mers $13.99

90 points WE
"Joël Duffau has produced a beautifully ripe wine in his final year of transferring the vineyard to certified organic. This 80/20 Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon blend is rich but cut with freshness. Acidity also plays a role in this well-balanced wine, the apple and pineapple flavors right up front. Drink now." ROGER VOSS

Auka Mlabec $11.99

Bronze Award Hong Kong International Wine Competition
Big aromas and flavors of ripe black cherries, plum compote and strawberry jam with notes of cocoa and espresso.
Great on its own or with beef, burgers, roasted root vegetables and chops.

Pas De L'Escalette "Les Petit" $20.99
An homage to our sons, Julius and Gabriel, who were born at the beginning of our adventure in Languedoc.
Zesty, with lively red plum, raspberry and cherry flavors and touches of licorice. The flavors echo on the fresh finish.
This Languedoc red is composed of Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault and Syrah, all completely destemmed and fermented in 50 hectaliter tonneau. Importer Joli Vin says: "right red-ruby, vibrant, palate staining color. Lively aromas and flavors of black cherry, licorice, pepper and a decidedly floral/lavender dimension. Sappy, silky and concentrated. Sweet fruit and velvety texture with tons of electricity and energy.

Vin de copain par excellence!"

Dido "La Universal" Montsant Tinto $28.99

A glorious bottle of wine with more pedigree than Prince George of Cambridge.
This wine shows little if any oak, which only amplifies it’s elegance and class.
Dried lavender on the nose, with blue fruits and a wisp of forest floor. Notes of smoke and mineral intermix with orange blossoms and tart cherries. Medium bodied with a sexy lushness that is backed up with structured tannins and an open, appealing freshness.  The finish turns toward darker fruit, rich savor, and black pepper.

The Beers!!
Right Proper Brewing, Raised by Wolves American Pale Ale, 6 pack $13.99
Not quite an India pale ale, nor a typical American pale ale, we brew Raised by Wolves to highlight the rich flavors and aromas of hops rather than their bitterness. This beer has aromas reminiscent of lush tropical, citrus and stone fruits with a juicy body that you can sink your teeth into. Funky, Juicy, Ravenous.?

Vasen Riverrun, New England Pale Ale, 4 pack $20.99

8.0% ABV, Richmond, VA
A bold, fruity style hazy style Double IPA brewed with Wal-iti hops from New Zealand

Hardywood Original Gingerbread Stout, 500 mL $5.99

9.2% ABV, 55 IBU
Bronze Medal, Herb and Spice Beer, World Beer Cup, 2012

Made with baby ginger from Casselmonte Farm and wildflower honey from Bearer Farms, Hardywood Gingerbread Stout captures the terroir of Central Virginia in a rich, creamy libation with a velvety mouthfeel and an intriguing evolution of notes from milk chocolate and vanilla, to honeycomb and cinnamon, to a snap of ginger in the finish. We hope Hardywood Gingerbread Stout contributes to your merriment this season.