Grand Wine Tasting

 

 
While we love every wine that is brought into our Grand Wine Tastings, some just stand out more than others. We have hightlighted the top 10 from our Fall 2016 event. These are a must try. Enjoy! ***Don't forget - 2017 Spring Grand Tasting is Saturday, April 1st 2pm to 5pm!
 
 
Hazana Rioja
 
Leese Fitch
Varietal : Cabernet Sauvignon
Size: 750ml

Tasting Notes:

Showcasing a dark garnet hue with purple edges, this Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits enticing aromas of blackberry cobbler, dark cherry, toasted coconut, nutmeg, and violets with hints of clove and muddled raspberries on the nose. Layered flavors of black currants, pomegranate reduction, tart cherry, mocha chocolate notes and dark caramel fill the palate. The finish shows hints of toasted coconut and rich vanilla nuances which balance out the dark fruit nicely.

Food Pairings: This wine would pair exceptionally well with a meat lovers Lasagna and garlic bread, lamb sliders topped with arugula and a raspberry BBQ sauce, or stir fried wild mushrooms with veggies in an oyster sauce over jasmine rice.
 
 
 
Shannon Ridge Petite Sirah
 
 
Chateau Bel-Air Laclotte
Varietals: 70% Merlot
15% Cabernet Franc
15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Size: 750ml

Tasting Notes:

Dominant Flavors: Blackberry, Raspberry, Red Plum

Food Pairings: This wine is appreciated with a piece of beef or a leg of lamb. Ideal with grilled veal or beef tenderloin
 
 
 
 
OZV Zinfandel
 
OZV Zinfandel
Size: 750ml

Tasting Notes:

Made from 50-100 year old vines. Robust, jammy raspberry and chocolate flavors.
 
 
 
Allegrini Palazzo della Torre
 
 
OZV Red Blend
Varietal: Red Blend
Size: 750ml

Tasting Notes:

This Zinfandel based red wine is a unique blend of rich concentrations and aromas of blackberry, vanilla and toasted oak. Soft tannins lead to full sensation in the mouthfeel and the palate. The wine is created with great complexity of fruit and a long, lingering finish. OZV Red Blend is a luscious blend of Zinfandel, Cabernet, Petite Sirah and Merlot.

Food Pairings: Grilled Steaks, Barbecued Meats, Pork, Chicken, Duck, Pizza, Pasta

 
 
 
 
Peju Cabernet
 
Old Soul
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Size: 750ml

Tasting Notes:

This Cabernet Sauvignon contains ripe, dark fruit, smoke and vanilla notes with full-bodied sweet fruit and a creamy texture. Softer tannins and refined tones of blackberries and cherries finish on the palate.

Food Pairings: Beef, Pork, Grilled Meats and Cheeses.
 
 
 
Rodney Strong Symmetry
 
 
Caymus Conundrum Red
Size: 750ml

Tasting Notes:

Intensely colored and fragrant, the wine opens up with evocative aromas of blackberry, raspberry, rhubarb and cola. On the palate, the wine is full bodied and exuberantly fruity, pairing black cherry, plum and pomegranate notes with more soulful cinnamon, lavender and cocoa nuances. The tannins are firm yet supple, and the finish is long with enticing notes of brown spice, bramble fruits, vanilla and toasty oak.
 
 
 
 
Joseph Drouhin Chorey-les Baune
 
Dona Paula Estate
Varietal: Black Edition - Red Blend
Size: 750ml

Tasting Notes:

Intense black-violet color. In the nose, outstanding aromas of plum, spices and red pepper, with delicate notes of mint. In the mouth, a very harmonious and balanced wine, with round tannins and a long finish.

Food Pairings: Goat ravioli with mushroom sauce. This is an elegant, complex and classic Bordeaux-like blend that accompanies a delicious and intense dish.
 
 
 
Stag's Leap Winery Cabernet
 
 
Troublemaker Red
Varietals: 50% Syrah, 17% Zinfandel, 15% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 8% Petite Sirah
Size: 750ml

Tasting Notes:

Comprised of varietals that flourish in Paso Robles’ distinct growing region, Troublemaker consists of Syrah, Zinfandel, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Petite Sirah. Syrah is the backbone of the wine, setting the stage for a fruit-forward style and a full body. Petite Sirah contributes to the deep ruby color. Sweet and bright red fruit flavors of Grenache blend with the rustic and lively flavors of the Mourvèdre, while Zinfandel adds its signature zing to round out the blend.
 
 
 
 
Rombauer Chardonnay
 
Proemio
Varietal: Malbec
Size: 750ml

Tasting Notes:

Ruby- red wine with very intense purplish tints, displaying a fresh and fruity nose, enhanced by hints of plums, black berries and a touch of vanilla. Fresh fruit flavors, supported by sweet and round tannins, and good structure contributed by oak. Long and fruity finish.

Food Pairings: Enjoy with grilled meats, pasta, spicy dishes, and cheese.
 
 
 
Castello Di Neive Barbera D' Alba
 
 
Cooper & Thief Red Blend
Varietals: 38% Merlot. 37% Syrah. 11% Zinfandel. 7% Petite Sirah. 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. 3% Other Red Blenders
Size: 750ml

Tasting Notes:

Cooper & Thief is a dark and jammy red wine blend loaded with bourbon-inspired flavors and aromas. Crafted by Cellarmaster, Jeff Kasavan, our wine is aged for three months in bourbon barrels, which gives way to soft, velvety tannins with a subtle heat. The combined result is a rich flavor, with a long, lingering finish.
Alcohol: 17%