New England Wine & Spirits
Friday July 21 4-7p
1. Pinot Grigio, Sud Tyrol, St. Michel-Eppan $13.99
One of the finest co-operatives in northern Italy, St. Michel-Eppan was founded in 1909. Aromas of pears, apples, floral and minerals precede flavors of apples, pears, peaches and citrus. Vibrant and crisp acidity provide definition and structure. It is dry and smooth on the palate, and leaves a long, pleasing finish.
2. Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Charles Krug $15.99
This winery was the first winery in Napa started by Charles Krug in 1861. The winery was purchase by the Mondavi family in 1942 and is still run by the 4th generation of the family today offering some of the best wines as well as values in Napa. Bright, crisp acidity with grapefruit and lime aromatics, balanced with flavors of citrus and passionfruit, are the signature elements of this Sauvignon Blanc.
3. Chablis, Burgundy, William Fevre $21.99 $17.00/cs price
Chablis is the northernmost region of Burgundy and produces only white wines made from Chardonnay,
many of which are unoaked or only slightly oaked. A lovely, rich yet elegant Chardonnay with ripe peach, lime and floral flavors grounded in this white. Offers fine complexity and length, with a citrusy finish.
4. Villa Wolf, Rose of Pinot Noir, Rheinpfalz $14.99
The Pfalz is a very warm and sunny region, often called the "Tuscany of Germany," so all of the Pinot varieties do well here. The Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé is a true rose, made with a brief maceration before pressing to extract color. It is light and refreshing, with deliciously bright berry and fruit flavors and a clean, zippy finish.
5. Cotes du Crows, Monterey, Morgan $17.99 $13.00/cs price
A red blend made from Grenache and Syrah grapes grown in both the northern and southern parts of Monterey counties, it is an American take on the French Cote du Rhones. Cinnamon, raspberry and date aromas jump out of the glass while the wine is medium bodied with flavors of pomegranate, black cherry and cranberry and a soft, round texture. Good in the summer with a slight chill.
6. Cigar Zin, Lodi, Cosentino $17.99
Cigar Zin isn’t made from cigars nor do you have to drink it with cigars, but because of its richness, it
was considered a great match for a cigar. The wine is deep and alluring with aromas of pepper spice, coffee and nutmeg. The palate is rich with voluptuous flavors of baking spice, coffee and cocoa with a balanced and lingering finish. Great for cook outs and barbecues.