Saturday Tasting - Republic National, Jim Futrell

Saturday, December 21, 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!!
Hall Sauvignon Blanc $30.99
A brilliant pale straw color.
The wine is bursting with ruby red grapefruit, passion fruit, lychee and white peach aromas. On the palate, expect bright, focused citrus with hints of white pepper. 

Kathyrn Hall "Walt" Chardonnay $44.99

93 points
The wine is a beautiful pale gold in color tinged with a green hue. The nose gives expansive aromas of pineapple cake, toasted hazelnut, and delicate white flowers. The palate offers up tropical fruit and crème brûlée flavors with bright acidity, balanced by a creamy mid-palate texture that is decadent and round. The finish is bright, with a flinty minerality.?

Kathyrn Hall "Walt" Blue Jay Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley $39.99

93 points
Deep purple garnet color, this wine has overflowing aromas of dried hibiscus flower and smoked paprika with hints of forest floor and mint. The palate is dense and rich, packed with flavors of sassafrass, wild blueberry compote, and baking spice. This wine is a full and intense expression of Pinot Noir, perfectly balanced with toasted oak and vibrant acidity on the lengthy finish.

Cenyth Red by Helene Seillan $39.99

93 Points,  Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate!
"A  beauty, with plenty of finesse, forest floor, floral blueberry notes, silky tannins, medium to full body, high energy, a vibrant mouthfeel, and a long crisp finish with loads of blue and black fruits. It should drink nicely for 15 or more years." 

Mount Peak "Gravity" Red $44.99

The Gravity Red Blend is named for a remote, hard-to-reach block on the Monte Rosso Vineyard. Its location on the edge of a canyon and its steepness produces grapes with exceptional intensity. Five varieties—Petite Sirah, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Grenache—create a vivid expression of the power and depth of the vineyard.

This dark, dense wine is layered with black cherry, plum and blackberry tones and hints of cocoa powder and coffee. The full-body and luscious mouthfeel are framed by assertive tannins and a long, concentrated finish with truffle, caramel and toasty oak.

Blend: 57% Petite Sirah, 15% Sangiovese, 15% Zinfandel, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Grenache

91 Points Wine Advocate - Mainly Petite Sirah blended with Sangiovese, the 2015 Proprietary Red Blend Gravity is deep garnet-purple colored with profound crushed black and red currants notes over chocolate box, beef drippings and scorched earth with touches of dried herbs and truffles. Medium to full-bodied, it's very firm and chewy with lovely lift and a long, earthy finish.

The Beers!!
Commonwealth Papi Chulo, 4 pack $18.99
 "I don’t know the exact blend of hops that have gone into this 6.5% ABV IPA, but I can tell you Papi Chulo carries a wonderful blend of tropical fruit flavors of mango, apricot, light melon, grapefruit and more. The brewery, however, hasn’t forgotten about what makes an IPA an IPA — the bitterness. At 54 IBU, the brew brings a solid hop bite to keep all of that fruitiness in check and reminder you this isn’t a fruit juice you’ve got in your glass. Not only is Papi Chulo and excellent IPA with well-rounded flavors, it also served as an excellent introduction to the Virginia brewery. The beer certainly has that modern, tropical lean to it, but the company hasn’t forgotten to bring the bite to the party. Without that hop bitterness the IPA would still be pretty tasty, but not nearly as refreshing or tasty. I may have originally been on a mission to pick up some malt-forward brews, but am glad I found this tasty IPA, as well."

Licking Hole Creek Nuclear Nugget Imperial Honey IPA, 4 pack $15.99
" Darker amber orange color. Thin off-white head, leaving good dots of lace. Really nice, big piney resiny hop nose. Much bigger, more assertive hop than the 4 Pillars IIPA from these guys that we tried earlier. Lighter caramel malt here, light spiciness, and a good bit of honey to it. My first thought when I heard this was a DIPA with honey was of Hopslam, but this is much more piney and resiny, I think. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, moderate sweet. Alcohol works reasonably well. Just a very light warmth on the end. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. More slick texture. Pretty nice, big balanced DIPA. Nice longer resiny hoppy finish."?

Hardywood Original Gingerbread Stout 500 mL $5.99
"Pours rich, amber orange with fluffy yellow foam. Smells like maple, fall spices, bready, and some hoppiness. Tastes sweet with subtle bitterness backing it up and a hint of alcohol burn at the end. Full-bodied with a slick texture and mild mouth-carbonation, finishes with some sweetness and burn."