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None of this week’s tasting wines are good matches for Peeps, jelly beans or chocolate bunnies. But all will be pretty darn delightful with springtime feasts of lamb or ham and one – the delicious Ruttenstock Grüner Veltliner – will even shine with asparagus (notoriously hard to pair with wine). Join us Friday from 3-7pm and Saturday from noon-4pm to sample:
Ruttenstock Grüner Veltliner 2021 (1.0 Liter) – Crisp, clean, and fresh, this serves up fresh pink grapefruit, green melon, Granny Smith apple, juicy lemon and spicy white pepper. A fantastic value in the extra-large, extra-delicious, one liter format!
Dom Thibert Pouilly-Vinzelles Les Longeays 2019 – Christophe Thibert is one of the most talented winemakers we work with, and this lovely Chardonnay from just next-door to Pouilly Fuisse makes that point nicely. Lovely fruit and a long, layered, mineral-driven, finish.
Timbre Pinot Noir Mission Ranch Opening Act 2021 – The best Quality-Price-Ratio (QPR) California Pinot Noir we’ve tasted in years (or, at least, since the 2019 arrived). Bold fruit, excellent freshness, and a long, food- and sipping-friendly finish, all from $19.98
Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza 2018 – Always a great value and maybe our favorite yet in the coolish 2018 harvest. The deep core of ripe black and blue fruit is nicely framed by oak spice and a satisfyingly chewy finish.
Paitin Barbaresco Serraboella 2019 – The 94/95 point critic’s reviews are just the beginning of the excitement here in a Nebbiolo that has the power of Barolo and graceful, generous, fruit of top Barbaresco. Great wine.
Javier has been on a hot streak with our weekend tasting food selections, so we’ve challenged him to give us a very special springtime cheese this week. And, as always, all the wines on tasting will be on sale and mix/match for best six/12 bottle savings. Hop on down and join us!