Thursday Wine Tasting!
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For this Thursday’s tasting, we showcase a variety of wines – from Argentina we showcase New Age white which we’ll serve with lime; from east Washington, we’ll taste Charles Smith’s Boom Boom Syrah and Block Nine’s Pinot Noir from California and a new Cabernet from Columbia Valley called Merf, plus an exciting new Bordeaux from Chateau “B” de Loudenne.
It’s going to be a great tasting!
Looking forward to seeing you and your friends -- Randy
Wine Tasting White:
New Age White, Mendoza Valley, Argentina ($12 per bottle) –
Yes, we’ve had this wine before, but this is the new vintage. A blend of 90% Torrontes and 10% Sauvignon Blanc, the wine is extremely refreshing showing fresh cut citrus fruit, a little effervescent and a clean finish. What so interesting about this wine is the need to add a bit of lime juice to kick it into gear! A hit at any party.
Wine Tasting Reds:
Chateau “B” de Loudenne, Rouge, Medoc, France ($13 per bottle) –
A great wine. From Chateau Loudenne, the “B” is for the vineyards at the bottom of the Chateau. Close to Medoc, the wine is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. It has good depth and balance with enough acidity to make it a terrific food pairing wine. Ideal when served with soft milk based cheeses.
Block Nine, Pinot Noir, California ($14.00 per bottle) –
Another great example of producing a drinkable and affordable Pinot Noir from Block Nine. The wine shows good red and Bing cherry fruit with enough weight without being clumsy. Try pairing this with sautéed duck breast.