Friday Tasting - Republic National, Jim Futrell

Friday, February 07, 2020

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!!

Chateau La Freynelle, Bordeaux Blanc $14.99
Brilliant straw color. Lovely fruity nose of white peaches, citrus fruits, and beeswax.
Elegant, charming palate with good fruit flavors and a smooth buttery finish.
Villa Viva Rose, Cotes du Thau $10.99
Luscious, aromatic nose of raspberries and strawberries.
Fresh in the mouth with a well-balanced, full and lively middle palate, and a spicy, lingering finish.
Serve VillaViva chilled. Drink anytime as an aperitif or with seafood, poultry, grilled meats, barbecue and Mediterranean-style cuisine.
Chateau du Coudray-Montpensier, Chinon $ 19.99
With its blackcurrant to deep ruby color, the wine’s tannins are subtle and round, slightly woody,
and it is perfect to accompany red meat, local dishes and stews.
Four Vines Biker Zinfandel, Paso Robles $19.99
Black cherry and spicy aromas lead to an elegant palate of wild blackberry and plum flavors bolstered by a touch of black pepper and sweet, toasted oak.
The 2017 offers a plush mouthfeel and a long, velvety finish
D66 "Others" Grenache, Cotes Catalanes $29.99

Ruby red in coloring with a distinguished brick rim, this wine offers alluring notes of marion berries, blue fruits, compote, garriuge, and a touch of dried lavender. 
Rich, concentrated dark fruits are immediately noticeable upon entry which transition effortlessly to a piquant mid palate of plum tart, dried spices, and mountain herbs. 


The Beers!!

Alewerks "Bitter Valentine" Double IPA/Imperial Ale 4 pack 16oz. $16.99
"Bitter Valentine does not contain any animal by-products whatsoever.
The beer is contains only barley malt, hops, & yeast and is filtered through Diatomaceous Earth.

Commonwealth "Cosmos" Double IPA, 4 pack $19.99

8.3% ABV
For a double IPA, the nose is not overly intense with floral hops as expected, surprising toasty aroma with subtle hints of apricot and alcohol.
Strong start as expected that slowly fades with a sustained aromatic finish.
The experience is very smooth for such a high ABV IPA brew, very drinkable.

Abita Springs "Mardi Gras" Bock , 6 pack $10.99
The first of our seasonal brews. 
Abita Bock is brewed with pale, pilsner and caramel malts and German Perle hops.
Our bock is similar to German maibocks with its rich malt flavor and full body.
A perfect choice during Carnival season in New Orleans.