The Tasting Table
Friday, April 18th at 4:00:
* Remember, when you purchase any of the featured wines during our tasting events, you will receive a 10% discount or the super-discounted sale price, whichever saves you more!
Save Big with these Great Wines for Easter!
This Friday, we will once again be joined by our good friend Jimmy Walker who will help us present a lovely array of wines that will be perfect for your Easter dinner!
He joins us from the Premier Division of our distributor...
Jimmy has a lot of great wines in his portfolio, many of which are among your very favorites. That's why we thought this would be a perfect time for him to reach into his bag and pull out some wines that will pair well with Easter dinner, no matter what is being served!
This Friday evening, he will return to Wine World to help us present a tasting of some of those great wines. We hope you will join us and taste them with us. Here's what's in store this Friday at 4:00:
2012 Clean Slate Riesling - $10.99: Mosel, Germany - The fresh, balanced taste is achieved by carefully selecting grapes from vineyards throughout the Mosel Valley. The steep blue slate slopes of the Lower Mosel give the wine its minerality while the Middle Mosel provides a hint of spice to complement the characteristic acidity and fresh peach flavors of the Upper Mosel.
2011 Hess Select "Monterey County" Chardonnay -
$11.99$9.99: Here's a great sale price on a wonderful wine featuring aromas of pear and citrus, particularly lemon and lime, followed on the palate with pineapple and tropical fruit flavors. Crafted in a modern, fruit-forward style, this wine is medium bodied and refreshing, with a subtle oak toast to balance the acidity.
2011 Chapoutier "Belleruche" Côtes du Rhône - $13.99: Rhône Valley, France - This amazing 60/40 blend of Grenache and Syrah is from one of the oldest vineyards in France. It shows a garnet red color and yields aromas of red fruits, primarily Morello cherries, with spicy notes of pepper and anise. It offers great structure with firm and silky tannins, and represents an outstanding value at this price point!
2009 Rodney Strong "Sonoma County" Merlot -
$18.99$16.99: This lovely wine is made from fruit harvested from four estate vineyards in Sonoma's Alexander Valley. This warmer AVA is ideal for Bordeaux varietals, allowing the grapes to develop deep dark fruit flavors and mature tannins. You will find loads of plum and blueberry flavors with a touch of dried herbs in this soft, rich, mouth filling Merlot.
2011 Catena "High Mountain" Malbec -
$26.49$19.99: Mendoza, Argentina - With Easter on our doorstep, this wine was selected for its affinity with lamb, so if this is what you are serving this Easter, look no further!
Grapes from 4 separate vineyards, ranging from 3,000 to over 4,700 feet in elevation were used to produce this beauty! This blend produced a deep red wine offering explosive black cherry and floral aromas, and a dark fruit character. On the palate, it brings ripe plum flavors and light peppery notes. Its excellent structure leads to a densely concentrated mouthfeel, yet it maintains an overall silky texture.
This Saturday, Starting at 1:00:
Washington State Wines
Today we are featuring some wonderful wines from the Pacific Northwest's High Desert region, beginning with...
Lone Birch Winery is a 4th generation family owned and operated winery in Washington State's Yakima Valley.
It was named for the single birch tree that overlooks the vineyard. It was planted by the founder, H. Lloyd Miller 70 years ago, and has come to symbolize his great love for nature and stewardship of the land.
It also serves as an inspiration to today's generation who continues to use sustainable farming practices as they strive to reduce their carbon footprint in the making of these fine wines.
We hope you will stop by this Saturday afternoon and taste them with us.
2011 Riesling - $13.99: This 100% Riesling offers a delicate perfumed floral bouquet. It is light bodied with flavors of white peach and citrus fruit, and with 2.6% residual sugar, is a wonderfully sweet accompaniment to lighter or spicy fare.
2011 Gewürztraminer - $13.99: A delicate fruit-forward wine whose bouquet offers pear and melon aromas. Light-bodied and crisp with 1.1% residual sugars, this off-dry wine shows layers of exotic spice, lychee, pear, and a touch of minerality. Refreshing and delicate, this wine is a natural pairing with roasted turkey.
2012 Pinot Gris - $13.99: A light straw colored medium bodied wine with enticing aromas of tropical fruit, and luscious flavors of pineapple, pear, white peach and zesty citrus fruit. It is a lovely lighter alternative to Chardonnay, pairing well with many fish or fowl.
2012 Red Blend - $13.99: This amazing blend of 11 red varietals shows an integrated bouquet of dark cherry, spice and toasted oak. With dark fruit and spice flavors, this smooth, medium-bodied wine has soft tannins led by good acidity. This one really needs to be tasted to be fully appreciated, but it pairs very well with many different foods! Approachable and food-friendly, this wine pairs well with a wide range of dishes.
Also at 1:00:
Columbia Valley Wines
Washington State has begun a true force in the wine industry, thanks in part to wineries such as the one we will visit today. Please make your plans to join us for this tasting from...
Walla Walla, WA
Though it sounds like a destination, this winery was established by two friends - Annette Bergevin and Amber Lane, along with Annette's husband Gary. In 2002 they began pursuing a shared dream, and once you've tasted their wines, you will know this dream has been realized!
In founding the winery, Annette wanted to be close to her family and long-time friends, and Amber wanted to take on new challenges and continue her personal path of growth and education. Gary's almost 30 years of experience in the wine industry was the catalyst to start the winery.
Winemaker Dave Harvey joined Bergevin Lane with over 23 years of winemaking experience in Washington State working for notable wineries such as Townshend Cellars, Gordon Brothers and Terra Blanca.
Bergevin Lane Winery nurtures wines that embody the truly unique environment of Walla Walla, Columbia and Yakima Valleys and the distinct single vineyards that produce these rich terrestrial wines.
We hope you will join us this Saturday for your opportunity to taste the dream for yourself!
2012 "She-Devil" Chardonnay - $23.99: This is a crisp, well-balanced white blend made for those who prefer no oak on their Chardonnay. It is incredibly fragrant showing lovely notes of honeysuckle, grapefruit and apple. The bright palate is reminiscent of apple Jolly Rancher candies combined with a white peach and pear influence from 2% Viognier. The finish offers honey crisp apple and a citrusy pineapple component from the inclusion of 18% Roussanne.
The only reason the name "She-Devil" is appropriate on this 90 point wine is because you can't just have one glass... she's tempting you to drink more!
2010 "Moonspell" Cabernet Sauvignon -
$32.99$29.99: An alluring name and a luring wine. Four distinct Columbia Valley appellations contribute to the overall blend which includes 6% each Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot.
The finished product offers a dark deep color with shadows of anise hovering over candied blackberry and deep cocoa on the nose. A silky cherry flavor spreads on a thick layer of cassis and mixed berry, followed by waves of blackberry and currants that flood the palate. The finish ripples with anise and bittersweet chocolate on a pond of blue and blackberries. Truly irresistible, especially at this great sale price!