Friday Tasting - Michael Downey Wines for the Holiday!!

Friday, December 01, 2023

Time: 04:00pm - 07:30pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free


CALL US AT 703-668-WINE(9463)

Come in this weekend and visit with us!

The Wines!!
Adami Prosecco, Garbel $17.99
Garbel in the ancient local dialect means "crisp and dry".
This wine has a fine, delicate bead, youthful, fruity aromas, and a palate that is smooth, rounded, and dry.
It is an extremely versatile sparkling wine, to be enjoyed at any time of day.

Hydra Vernaccia Di San Gimignano $24.99
Il Palagione is an historic farmstead dating back to 1594, set along the scenic road connecting San Gimignano to Volterra. San Gimignano is commonly referred to as the “Manhattan of the Middle Ages”. Certified Organic, The Vernaccia di San Gimignano Hydra (made with organic fruit), is light and luminous in appearance with simple aromas of white peach, melon, a note of raw almond and crushed mineral. The wine is snappy and streamlined in terms of mouthfeel with a bright and compelling personality. But don’t drink it too cold. Give it some time out of the fridge before drinking. Or start drinking and note how the exchange becomes less slap and sting, and more kiss and lick as temperatures rise. If you talk to Giorgio Comotti who spends every day of the year in the vineyard to follow his Vernaccia, he will tell you that perfumes are everything … Great job Giorgio! Your wines are a triumph of fruit and flowers, delicate aromas, cheerfulness and elegance. 
Food  pairing: excellent aperitif accompanied by finger food or snacks, bruschetta, pasta dishes, salads,
chicken all fish, crustaceans, fried food and fresh cheeses.

Orsolani "La Rustia", Erbaluce Di Caluso $17.99
One of our favorite Italian white wines!
The wine is pale yellow in color with delicate floral aromas and savory fruit flavors
evocative of peaches and melons with a hint of cashews, grapefruit and other citrus fruits on the finish.
It is relatively complex and the floral and fruity sensations are complemented by a bracing acidity.

Degani Ripasso Della Valpollicella $20.99
Deep ruby color, with rich fruit aromas and flavors – dark cherry and plum – with mocha and pepper notes.
On the palate, balancing acidity and well-integrated tannins, dry, medium-bodied, and nicely balanced, with a medium to long finish.
Pair with red meat dishes (grilled or braised) including meat-based pasta dishes, but also a good pairing with salami and aged cheese

La Historia Di Italia, Guicciardini $40.99
This “Super Tuscan” wine is named as an homage to one of the Guicciardini ancestors, Francesco Guicciardini,
whose ‘Historia di Italia’ (1490-1534) is considered a pioneering work on the history of the great works of the Renaissance. 
This vintage of 100% Merlot, and is powerful and ripe.
Aromatics of black cherry with herb and oak spice accents.
Juicy acidity is followed by a velvety texture mid-palate and well-mannered tannins.

The Beers!!
Stone Xocovesa, Mexican Mocha Stout, 6 pack 12 oz. $18.99
ABV - 8.1%
This is a beloved stout. When first introduced as a limited special collaboration release with Cerveceria Insurgente and San Diego homebrewer Chris Banker (after his recipe won Stone's annual homebrew competition.) 
The flavor profile is evocative of Mexican hot chocolate,
featuring coffee, pasilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and a generous amount of chocolate. 

Eggenberg Samichlaus, Classic Triple Bock, 4 pack 11 oz. $17.99
The once strongest beer in the world is back! Brewed only once a year on December 6. Samichlaus is aged for 10 months before bottling. This beer is perhaps the rarest in the world. Samichlaus may be aged for many years to come. Older vintages become more complex with a creamy warming finish. Serve with hardy robust dishes and desserts, particulary with chocolates, or as an after dinner drink by itself. Brewed under the exclusive licence of Feldschlösschen-Hürlimann-Holding, Switzerland.