4:00 to 5:30 pm
$10.00 per person
$5.00 is credited toward purchase of the featured wines below
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Friday is the day our Beaujolais Nouveaux arrives so we are building our tasting event around that and including other new arrivals from France. Besides Beaujolais, we will taste wines from the Loire, Burgundy, Bordeaux and the Rhone. This is a useful event in that any of the wines in this selection should prove compatible with your Thanksgiving dinner.
2011 Regis Minet Pouilly Fumé Vieilles Vignes, Loire
LIST PRICE 22.50; OUR PRICE 19.99
This Kermit Lynch selection from the Loire opens with aromas that hint at lemon grass and granny smith apple with a flinty minerality. On the palate, a bright beam of acidity leads with wet stone, lemon-lime, and a touch of salty brine. Pure minerality and classy citrus fruit are the hallmarks of Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley, and Minet’s old-vines Pouilly Fumé has plenty of both. There is an intensity to this wine with its long, persistent finish that makes it pair well with turkey.
2012 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau, Beaujolais
LIST PRICE 10.99; OUR PRICE 9.99
The 2012 Beaujolais Nouveau is vibrant, fruity, and best served chilled. This new-born Gamay has a lovely ruby-red color. A pleasant scent of fresh grapes and small juicy red fruits scintillates the palate with the pleasure of its bright fruit.
2009 Château des Reyssiers Crus du Beaujolais
LIST PRICE 13.50OUR PRICE 9.99
This offering from Henry Fessy hails from Château des Reyssiers, a single ancient vineyard in the cru village of Régnié. Like all Beaujolais red-grape vineyards, this vineyard is planted to Gamay, a variety that yields supple wines loaded with red fruit and berry flavors. This bottling owes its excellence in part to near-perfect weather conditions in 2009. A long, warm and trouble-free vintage resulted in some of the best Beaujolais crus in decades. Vibrant plum and berry aromas get a bit of spicy complexity from white pepper and cardamom notes. It is lush and rich, unfurling juicy, medium-bodied flavors of plum and raspberry, a silky texture and fine, spicy tannins.
2010 Domaine Joseph Drouhin Côte De Nuits-Villages, Burgundy
LIST PRICE 23.00; OUR PRICE 19.99
This delicious Pinot Noir is an assemblage from villages from the southern end of the Côte de Nuits. The name “Côte de Nuits” comes from the town of Nuits-Saint-Georges, like Beaune, the capital of its own Côte (or slope). On the nose, aromas of wild cherry, licorice and mild spices, evolve towards notes of undergrowth and mushroom. On the palate, there is an excellent balance between tannin and acidity on a velvety texture.
2010 Vignerons Réunis Kermit Lynch Côtes du Rhône
LIST PRICE 12.50; OUR PRICE 10.99
This is a blend of the most common Côtes du Rhône varietals, Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Syrah. The grapes for this red Rhône are sourced from parcels next to the village of Beaumes-de-Venise and typically wind up in the fine wines of Vacqueyras. This is a wine for those who prefer a more subtle, complex and restrained wine style showing typical smoky and meaty notes alongside red berries.
2009 Château Aney Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux
LIST PRICE 26.00; OUR PRICE 22.99
This petits châteaux estate was first planted in 1850 and the Raimond family purchased it 35 years ago setting about to raise quality to the peak of regional standards. This is your old-world Bordeaux that is primarily structured, reserved yet ripe with dark fruit, cassis and velvety tannins ending with a hint of tobacco. It is a good claret with generous concentration and smoothness.