Wine Tasting

Thursday, April 12, 2018
3:00p - 6:30p

[Featured wines are subject to change due to its availability]

Aloha Grapes Gang —

I hope that all of you had a great Merrie Monarch week. And that you survived this extremely bipolar weather, which went from cold, grey and rainy to extremely hot, humid and dry in what seemed like a flash. I guess we don't need a spring do we?

In order to keep our sanity, I've got a great line-up of wines for this Thursday's tasting. We have Borsao's new rose, a delicious Pinot Noir from Patagonia and two wines from Bordeaux, France – Chateau De Guirande and Chateau Recougne. All are tasting well and are reasonably priced.

Looking forward to seeing you and your friends—Randy


Bodegas Borsao, Rose, Campo De Borja, Spain ($11 per bottle) –
This rose is utterly delicious! 100% Garnacha, stainless fermentation, the wine sings with flavors of strawberries, red currants and pomegranate. Light and refreshing, Borsao's rose would work well with shrimp or chicken salad.


Alto Limay, Pinot Noir, Patagonia, Argentina ($17 per bottle) –
Gosh, this is a gem. Winemaker/owner Paul Hobbs from Napa Valley has teamed up with Argentine winemaker Leonardo Pupparo to produce a stellar Pinot Noir in Patagonia, Argentina. The grapes are exposed to huge diurnal shifts to produce a fresh pinot showing red currants, red cherries, strawberries and minerals on a light, clean finish. I'm going to have a hard time keeping this wine in stock!

Chateau De Guirande—Rouge, Bordeaux, France ($13 per bottle) –
Chateau de Guirande is a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. The wine shows wonderful currant and red plum flavors over a medium frame with a finish of eucalyptus and Bay Leaf. The wine would pair well with braised short ribs or lamb stew.

Chateau Recougne, Bordeaux Superior, Bordeaux, France ($17 per bottle) –
Chateau Rocougne ranks as a Bordeaux Superior because of its better selection of grapes. Comprising of Merlot and a splash of Cabernet Franc, Recougne displays black plums, cherries, fig, graphite and anise on a dry finish. The wine will pair well with well marbled meats or fatty fish.

A wine tasting service fee of $5.00 per person will be assessed at the door. This service fee will be discounted off of any bottle purchased at the wine tasting. Thank you for your understanding.

Randy Nunokawa