When: Thursday, April 16, 2015, 5 to 8pm
Cost: $5 fee—$3 rebate with your purchase of one bottle of featured wine
Here are the wines to be presented (click to see more):
- Vitiano Bianco 2013
- Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2014
- Cederberg Bukettrabe 2013
- Massimo Rioja 2010
- Esporao Monte Velho Tinto 2013
- Esporao Alandra 2013
Here are the detailed wine notes:
Vitiano Bianco 2013 | Umbria, Italy
This elegant Italian white offers fresh flavor, excellent balance and structure and a tasty finish. Vitiano Bianco delivers captivating aromas & flavors of herbs, citrus, and ripe Anjou pears. Blend of Vermentino & Verdicchio from the clay soil hills above Orvieto. Fermented & aged in stainless steel. (Falesco winery is owned by the Cotarella family and is part of the Winebow portfolio.)Vitiano Bianco is the perfect accompaniment to pasta with shellfish, summer casseroles and garden salads. Yellow squash casserole with green chilis, cheddar cheese & panko topping.
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2014 | Marlborough, New Zealand
On the nose, a bouquet of citrus and tropical fruits backed by characteristic herbaceous notes. An exuberant wine brimming with flavors of pineapple and white peachwith a hint of herbaceousness on the palate. The finish is fresh and zesty. Many consider this the benchmark for great Sauv Blanc. Versatile food wine. Aperitif.Particularly delicious with fresh oysters, asparagus, lobster. Great with vegetable casseroles, summer salads, grilled chicken with herbs. Website
Cederberg Bukettrabe 2013 | South Africa
Made from a rare grape variety, this wine is a wonderful surprise. Just lightly, lightly sweet, very fresh, with a hint of Muscat character. Floral & citrus aromas, lime blossom and honeysuckle lead to flavors of apricot & peach. Very refreshing finish. This wine has received some very high marks. When we tasted at the South African seminar last fall, we were all very impressed & delighted. It was one of the “most-ordered” wines of the evening. Fine match for chicken, turkey, pork, seafood. Lightly spicy Asian-style dishes or fusion cuisine. Aperitif.
Massimo Rioja 2010 | Spain
A medium-bodied wine with lush texture and a fruit-forward, new world style. 100% Tempranillo. Vibrant raspberry and cherry notes with herbal hints and a vanilla note at the lingering finish. Versatile with food, enjoy Massimo Rioja with tapas, roast pork, savory chickpea and chorizo stew, whole grilled fish stuffed with rosemary and onions. Cheeses, especially Manchego. Website
Esporao Monte Velho Tinto 2013 | Alentejo, Portugal
Dense flavors of dark berries & plums. Earthiness with spice & vanilla notes. Good balance & structure. Sustainable growing. The grapes are Aragonez, Trincadeira, Touriga Nacional, Syrah. Mediterranean or North African cuisine. Tangy cheeses. Manchego. Cured sausages, barbecue, game. Cheese & bean burrito with chorizo sausage.
Esporao Alandra 2013 | Alentejo, Portugal
Bright ruby in color. Fresh fruit aroma with light floral notes. Generous flavors of ripe berry, black cherry, black currant with a hint of spice.
Aged in stainless steel. Excellent balance between appealing fruit and softer tannins. Tapas. Tacos. Cured meats. Burgers. Roast chicken. Braised short ribs. Pulled pork with spicy sauces. Very versatile food-friendly wine. Website