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
WINE TASTING ROSÉ:
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.
WINE TASTING REDS:
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.