Wine Tasting

Thursday, February 15, 2018
3:00p - 6:30p

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

Aloha Grapes Gang —

I hope that all of you realize that this Wednesday is Valentine's Day so please don't forget to get something special for your loved ones. You would also win bonus points if you presented her with dark chocolates and a bottle of wine from your favorite store – Grapes! (You knew I had to say that. lol)

Which brings me to this Thursday's wine tasting. I know it's the day after Valentine's Day but why now extend her special day by joining us? We've got an exciting line-up of wines for you, it will be fun and she can showoff what you gave her.

Looking forward to seeing you and your friends at this Thursday's wine tasting. Randy

WINE TASTING WHITE:

Pulenta Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Mendoza Valley, Argentina ($13 per bottle) –
From the winery and vineyards of Hugo and Eduardo Pulenta, their Sauvignon Blanc is light and refreshing with citrus flavors of lemon, grapefruit and poha berries. Most excellent on a warm spring day or shared at a luncheon among friends.

WINE TASTING ROSÉS:

Bodegas La Flor, Pulenta Wines – Malbec Rose, Mendoza Valley ($13 per bottle) –
The word yummy comes to my mind when I think about this rose by La Flor. Hints of strawberry, tangerine rind, wild flowers and fresh thyme. Extremely drinkable! It paired well by itself.

Triennes Rose, Provence, France ($16 per bottle) –
Can you imagine the pressure of producing a great rose, especially in a region that is known for its roses? Triennes's rose has excellent flavors of light red berries, red currants and citrus rind overtones with a dry finish. Would work well with hard cheeses and fresh grapes.

WINE TASTING REDS:

Rio Madre, Tempranillo, Rioja, Spain ($14 per bottle) –
A Jorge Ordonez wine selection, Rio Madre's Tempranillo shows layers of raspberry and plum fruits, black fig, mint and oregano with soft tannins. Expressive without pretension would be a good way to characterize it. I had it with pan fried pork chops. Most onolicious!

Tony Soter, Pinot Noir, Planet Oregon, Oregon ($19 per bottle) –
Brand new vintage from Tony Soter. Bantam in weight, Planet Oregon shows nice cherry and red plum fruit with pretty spice on the finish. Soter's grapes are from sustainable vineyards throughout Oregon with $1.00 of each wine purchased going to the Oregon Environmental Council. Try it, you'll like it!

LAST WORD:
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