We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Come by and refresh your palates at our tasting this afternoon:
This Portuguese white wine is dry, rich and complex. It starts with fresh apple and pear notes that coat the mouth. Long contact with the skins gives this wine impressive structure and surprising tangy tannins. Like most Vinho Verdes, this is a great wine to enjoy in its youth, but this is also one that will improve with age.
One of the Cru Beaujolais, Morgon offers richer fruit flavors, fuller body and firmed structure than what you might expect from a regional Beaujolais and certainly a Beaujolais Nouveau. Bright garnet in color with cherry, kirsch and strawberry flavors this lush wine has a silky, round mouthfeel. Substantial tannins and fresh acidity ensure that this is a wine that will evolve with time.
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Bright ruby color fading to rusty highlights, this Tempranillo offers classic red fruit flavors paired with aging notes of vanilla, spice and dried herbs. The tannins are fine, but firm and a tart acidity keeps this wine feeling lively long into the peppery finish.
The Raboso grape is a high tannin, high acid grape that is typically used in the blends of Northern Italy, but is occasionally made into 100% varietal wines such as this one. With a small portion of the grapes dried “passito style” before pressing, this wine offers rich red currant, blackberry and plum jam notes. The palate is full bodied with earthy notes of licorice, spice and dried herbs developing on the finish.