W strong>ish I could have stopped by for this one. I love Carmenere and the Arenal Carmenere sounds very good. But alas it was my birthday and my family had other plans fo rme. 706 Home always has a nice atmosphere for a tasting. Nice wine, mellow music, great nibbles. They featured four wines, 3 from Chile. Luckily most, but not all, of Chile’s wineries escaped major damage from the recent earthquakes. I’m sure they will have another tasting soon. I’m looking forward to it.
And by the way the music was provided by Donna Jo.
Where: 706 Home
3644 Walton Way Ext. (near the intersection with Skinner Mill Road)
When: Thursday, September 24, 2015. 5-8PM
Cost: $5 per person.
Here are the wines to presented (click to see more):
- Tarrica Chardonnay 2014
- Tabali Viognier Reserva 2014
- Arenal Carmenere 2013
- Arenal Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Here are the detailed wine notes:
Tarrica Chardonnay 2014 | California
Golden in color with aromas of tropical fruit, peach, vanilla, and hints of sweet oak. Medium bodied and complex with a well-balanced mouth feel of offering tropical and stone fruit, minerals and citrus flavors. Ending with a satisfying creamy finish.
Tabali Viognier Reserva 2014 | Chile
This un-oaked Viognier from the coolcoastalvineyards at Tabalí, is deliciously aromatic, very deliberately styled in a fresh and floral style. Really open blossom and stone fruit scents, entirely consistent with the bright and ripe apricot flavors, enlivened by hints of ginger and lemon zest. Website
Arenal Carmenere 2013 | Chile
Intensely dark and violet in color with bold, sweet, floral aromas of blackberry and earthly plum which combine with peppery spiciness. In the mouth, it is ripe, structured, and surprisingly complex, with a terrific softness on the palate. Website
Arenal Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 | Chile
Thick skins lead to classically high tannins and strong red and black fruit forward characteristics on both the nose and palate. Has distinct note of green peppers, and classic hints of vanilla, spice, and tobacco. Website