Saturday Samplings:Patrick Allen Selection

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January 25, 2020 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Refectory and Wine Shop
1092 Bethel Road
Columbus, OH 43220

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Cost: 15

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ADA Accessible     Cheese     Tasting (walk around)     Wine    

Before starting their business, the husband and wife team of Patrick and Connie Allen spent many years living in France and New York. During that time they worked for many major players in the wine business including Becky Wasserman, Neal Rosenthal, William Deutsch, and Michael Skurnik.

After crafting a business plan over many long walks through Central Park they “took the plunge” and in the spring of 2002 moved to France. Their goal was to establish an importing company dedicated to promoting French country wines from villages far off the beaten track.

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1.La Croix Gratiot Pipoul 2018  $14.99

The palate is full but extremely well balanced, with fresh Picpoul acidity and pure fruit flavours.Long and mouthwatering finish, with complexity of stone fruit, spice and minerality.


2.Virgile Costieres de Nimes Blanc 2018  $12.99

The Roussanne, with peach and apricot flavors, gives the wine weight, texture, and body. Next, the Marsanne adds lively acidity, a hint of minerality, and citrus fruit flavors. The Viognier adds tropical fruit flavors to the wine, as well as beautiful, floral aromatics.  Finally, Rolle is new this year in the blend (AKA Vermentino) adds some citrus and good acidity.   

3.Rosemary Lane Marselan 2018 - $11.99- The Wildcard!

The wine is dark purple-colored, with a nose of black fruit, hints of cocoa, cedar, and herbs de Provence. On the palate, the wine is very juicy, with nice, balancing, acidity and very soft silky tannins. Since the tannins are so soft, almost non-existent, this an ideal quaffing wine, that can even be served with a slight chill in the summer

4.Terres Falmet Cinsault 2016  -  $13.99- Silvia’s Favorite!

This wine also has the rare combination of black pepper and garrigue spices, with very soft tannins. It is a perfect match for pork, tuna, and salmon.

5.Clos del Rey La Sabina 2017 - $24.99

The Mediterranean influences of earthy, wild herbs make this robust blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah dense and concentrated, yet very lively.

Wines will be accompanied by a selection of cheeses, crackers, canapes, artisan breads &olive oil. The cost for one flight (a sample of each of the wines) will be $15.

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