Friday Tasting - Winebow, Margot Blattmann

Friday, December 20, 2019

Time: 05:00pm - 08:00pm

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!!
Laurent Perrier NV Brut, Gift Pack, 2 Glasses $49.99
Laurent-Perrier was founded in 1812 and is still a family run company, making it the largest family-run champagne house. In the Brut NV, chardonnay is the dominant grape variety and its proportion is unusually high for a non-vintage champagne blend.
This gift box contains two Laurent-Perrier glasses with a bottle of champagne.

Sea Sun Chardonnay $19.99
A pale straw color, a subtle nose with scents of mango, soft  butterscotch, just ripened pineapple and apricot. Hints of a springtime meadow, fresh sea air and a trace of smokiness add intriguing layers.
On the palate is round and creamy, with flavors of lemon curd and brown spice on the mid-palate. Medium full to full bodied this wine’s fruit flavors, oak, and acidity are nicely integrated, with no one element standing out. The finish has a toasty quality, with notes of cinnamon and lemon squares with bright acidity.

Hendry Pinot Noir, Napa Valley $23.99
Ruby-garnet in color, translucent. Initial aromas of cherry candy, curry, brown sugar and baking spice. On the palate: light-to-medium-bodied, spicy cherry/raspberry fruit, and savory and bittersweet elements. Baked sour cherries on the finish. Low to moderate tannins. Pair with cured meats, especially prosciutto, medium-intensity dishes with rustic, hearty flavors, such as farro risotto with mushrooms and pork tenderloin, or duck breast with a pan reduction, or a prosciutto and arugula pizza. The earthy, savory aromas and flavors of mushrooms and herbs always complement the bright, tangy flavors.

Stewart Tartan Red Blend $44.99
The Stewart Cellars Tartan red blend is jam packed with aromas of cherry, dark mint of cherry, dark mint chocolate, and hints of cinnamon. The wine’s smooth body and seamless structure are integrated with precision, make this red blend a beautiful wine to drink now or to cellar over the next fifteen years. 
Tartan, featuring the family’s Scottish hunting plaid on the label. The Tartan red blend is being released just in time for the one-year anniversary of the opening of Stewart Cellars’ Yountville tasting room. Siblings James Stewart and Caroline Stewart Guthrie, the second generation of the Stewart family, and Blair Guthrie, husband of Caroline, are extremely proud to celebrate the successes of this past year and feature a newly release wine. 

Carol Shelton Wild Thing Zinfandel $24.99
Old Vine Mendocino Zinfandel is a treasure. Grown on the benchlands and slopes of mountainsides — this 60 plus year old vine Zinfandel was named for these wild- looking vines and also for the uninoculated, or “wild,” yeast ferment that was used to create it. 
It takes a lot of effort to tame this wild fruit, but it is worth all the trouble.
Wild Thing is dangerously good!  
Remember – you are what you drink .

WINEMAKER NOTES: Aromas of black cherry, ripe plum and raspberry fruit combine with a hint of cigar box, and vanilla-oak baking spice loveliness. Smoothly textured in mouth, and the palate is very creamy and round, with a finish that is long with lush jammy fruit.

Quilt Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa $119.99
Dark ruby red. A complex mix of dark and dense berry fruits, chocolate hazelnut cream, coffee beans, vanilla, red plum, and baking spices along with hints of strawberry, wild field herbs, tobacco and roasted meats. Bold and intense, with blackberry cobbler, creme de cassis, toasted hazelnut, chocolate and toffee balanced with dark berry fruits, licorice, and hints of cardamom. A full-bodied, complex wine with layers of concentrated black fruit and excellent balance.

Von Trapp Trosten Lager, 6 pack $11.99
6.0% ABV 19 IBU 
Trösten, translating to “comforting”, is a dark lager with rich notes of chestnut and toast. Carafa and smoked malts create rich flavors lingering on a surprisingly light, smooth finish. Brewed for the cold winter nights in Vermont, but can be enjoyed on any occasion.

Commonwealth Big Papi Double IPA, 4 pack $19.99

8% ABV?
Pours murky orange with thick dense white head that stands. Tons of lacing.  
Mild aromas of pineapple and mango with a hint of malt. The aroma is light but you can tell this is a juicy IPA. Also picking up some grapefruit and a touch of orange. Wow this thing is juicy, it actually tastes almost like pineapple juice but not as syrupy. Lots of pineapple, mango, passionfruit. The taste is amazing. Medium bodied no sign of the 8% ABV at all, I figured it would be pretty dry but it is not, very smooth. An excellent DIPA, wonderful flavors, the aroma just hints at what is waiting when you taste it.

Scaldis Noel. 25 oz. $18.99
One of the great Belgian Christmas ales that comes in at a sneaky
12% ABV is golden brown and slightly hazy with a frothy beige head. The bouquet is impressive, with smooth alcohol, honey, and cracked pepper notes that all vie for attention. The flavor sinks deep into the tongue with toffee and honey sweetness, followed by raisin and plum fruitiness. Hops come to the surface as peppery spice and assertive bitterness. Overall, with its array of flavor, from the sweet and fruity to spicy and bitter, this beer is very well balanced.