Aloha Grapes Gang –

Surprise, surprise!  Please join us this Wednesday for Grapes’s wine tasting.  Yup, you read correctly, it’s on wino Wednesday.  And the reason for this radical change is that the missus and I will be attending the Bruno Mars concert on Thursday.

 Wednesday’s lineup includes a terrific white Bordeaux from Chateau Argedens, a lip smacking Gavi from Enrico Serafino, a graceful Pinot Noir from Patagonia and a gorgeous Crianza from Rioja.  Naturally, there will be some other treats for you, as well.

Looking forward to seeing all of you on Wednesday!  Randy

Wine Tasting Whites:

Enrico Serfino Gavi de Gavi, DOCG, Piedmont, Italy ($16 per bottle) –

Gosh, this is so good!  Made from the under rated Cortese grape varietal, Serfino’s wine sings an enchanting aria, which showcases refreshing stone fruits and lemon peel flavors.  Perfect as an aperitif or with crab cake salad.

Chateau Argedens Blanc, Bordeaux, France ($15 per bottle) –

The classic white blend from Bordeaux featuring the soft caress of Semillon mixed with the tartness of Sauvignon Blanc.  The outcome is a wine with bright citrus flavors and a pleasant dry finish.  A delicate white fish served with a cream sage sauce.  Most ono!

Wine Tasting Reds:

Alto Limay, Pinot Noir, Patagonia, Argentina ($17 per bottle) –

Alto Limay is a partnership of Familia Schroeder and wine consultant Paul Hobbs.  The Limay river, which is fed from the snowfall of the Andes, is the only reason that the vineyard can survive in this windswept desert region.  The wine displays delicate soft cherry fruit and baking spice over a medium frame.  This wine is ideal for Pacific Rim cuisine.

Bodegas Sierra Cantabria, Sierra Cantabria Crianza DOC, Rioja, Spain ($18 per bottle) –

Sierra Cantabria is produced by winemaker and director Marcos Eguren whose family has been in the wine business since the 1870s.  Their Crianza is aged a minimum of 6-months in French oak and equally as long in the bottle.  Composed mainly of the Tempranillo grape varietal, the wine is robust showing nice depth of blackberries, figs and plums with soft tannins on the finish.  A perfect wine with roast pork.

Last Word:

Say Hello to Kim –

Grapes will be open Thursday and Friday (November 8th and 9th) from 2:30pm - 6:00pm.  Please come in and say hello to Kim who will be more than willing to help you find that perfect bottle.  Thanks again!







Randy Nunokawa