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Featured Wines And Shockingly Good Lambrusco!

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    Fri, August 12, 2022 (3:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
    Sat, August 13, 2022 (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Chain Bridge Cellars
1351 Chain Bridge Rd.
McLean, VA 22101
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Cost: Free

All three of this week’s featured wines will be open to try during our free Friday (3-7pm) and Saturday (noon-4pm) tastings, and all are well worth going out of your way to sample. We’ll also be pouring a super-delicious 93 point Verdicchio Di Matelica. And if you think you know Lambrusco, then we bet you’ll be a little shocked to get to know Lambrusco di Sorbara, pale in color, deep in flavor, and “Brut” in dryness! Join us both days to try:

Cantina Della Volta Lambrusco di Sorbara Brut Rosso 2017 - If you're expecting grapey, earthy and sweet, you'll be shocked by the dark rose color, crisp red berry fruit, and mouthwateringly dry finish here. Sure, a great pizza wine, but there's a reason dozens of Michelin-starred restaurants have this on their lists.

Dom La Croix Gratiot Picpoul De Pinet 2021 - Here the grape known as the "lip-stinger" delivers a wine that's both zesty and full of remarkably complex fruit, chalk, and seashell aromas and flavors. A crazy "buy" from just $12.98.

Borgo Paglianetto Verdicchio Di Matelica Vertis 2019 - One of the region's very top wines (93 points from Vinous this year) showcases both classic Verdicchio minerality and vibrancy married to a textural mouthfeel and very complex flavors. Remarkable.

Tenuta Iuzzolini Ciro Classico 2019 - A wildly fruit-filled, virbrant, light red that's too much fun to drink. As JancisRobinson.com says, "So sharp you keep watching your ankles in case it bites you. But this is a wine with a wickedly wry grin and it will positively zumba down the table with a bacon buttie. Hangover cure?"

Montenidoli Sono Montenidoli 2015 - Powerful, deep, Sangiovese from anchient soils above the walled city of San Gimignano. Usually wines like this need years to show, but with six years in bottle, this Wine Spectator 93 point gem is ready to go.

As usual we’ll have some treats from the cheese case out to sample with the wines and best prices available on a mix/match basis during the tasting. Join us!

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