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SaturdayTasting

Rare Finds From Spain!
Spain
with John Lambrakis of Bordeaux Fine & Rare
Saturday, August 12th, 1 – 4 pm
Free! 

We’ve had a respite from the Summer heat this week, but this Saturday we have a collection of wines that will dare you to brave the predicted rain, fire up your grill and chill on the patio. John Lambrakis from Bordeaux Fine & Rare will be pouring a collection of mostly Spanish wines from all over the Iberian peninsula, plus a bonus tasting of our featured wine of the week!

One of these things is not like the other, and that’s the Riesling we’ll be pouring first.  Our featured wine this week, the ‘Qvinterra’ is a trocken – or dry – style of Riesling from Kühling-Gillot. Award-winning winemaker Carolin Spanier-Gillot crafts an electrically bright white wine with notes of white peach and slate.

lagar de costa
Heading into Spain we have an Albariño from Lagar de Costa in Rías Baixas on the Northwest coast. A family estate with 50-year-old vines, these wines show great character and depth of flavor. Apricots and nectarines show on the nose with hints of acacia blossom and a briney minerality from the coastal influence. Perfect seafood wine!
terra minei
Just a bit further inland is the Ribeiro and a wonderful Treixadura by Terra Minei. Treixadura is most famous for being the primary grape of Vinho Verde, however this is a far more serious expression of the grape, lacking that characteristic effervescence and with more body, citrus notes of yellow grapefruit, white pepper spice, and a hint of walnut.

69c7126c-3097-46ea-b11d-fe2c04b50bb7Next we skip to the Grand Dame of Spain – Rioja. Bodegas Exeo is a modern producer with an artisan’s eye. The ‘Letras Minúsculas’ is a Tempranillo blend that opts for a fresher, more fruit-driven style that is released ready to drink! Medium bodied, black raspberry and cherry flavors, hoison sauce, and silky smooth tannins – deliciously enticing.

We end our tour of Spain outside of Madrid with Bernabeleva, whose name means ‘Path of the Bear’. Dedicated to the ancient goddess of the hunt, this is old vine Garnacha grown from plants ranging anywhere from 40-80 years old.  Spanish Garnacha can sometimes be rustic, but this is incredibly elegant. Bing cherry, pomegranate, and herbs dance on the palate.

See you Saturday!

2015 Kühling-Gillot ‘Qvinterra’ Riesling Trocken, Rheinhessen, Germany ($18.99)
2015 Lagar de Costa ‘Doelas’ Albariño, Rías Baíxas, Spain ($17.99)
2015 Terra Minei Treixadura, Ribeiro, Spain ($14.99)
2012 Bodegas Exeo ‘Letras Minúsculas’, Rioja, Spain ($17.99)
2014 Bernabeleva ‘Navaherreros’ Garnacha, Madrid, Spain ($26.99)

All wines tasted will be discounted:
10% off by the bottle
15% off 6+ bottles (mix or match)

Upcoming Events

Get Ready…
Tacos & Tasting Thursday!

Wine Tasting Extravaganza
& Tacos Las Gringas Food Truck!

Thursday, August 24th, 6 – 9pm
Free Wine Tastings!

 

Mark your calendars now for one of the most eclectic tastings of the year! We’re pairing the crazy delicious and truly authentic Mexican cuisine of Tacos Las Gringas food truck setting up shop in our parking lot with free wine tastings right here at the shop on Thursday, August 24th.

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An up and coming food truck, Las Gringas is a project from Marco Espindola focusing his craft on the traditional ‘Las Gringas’ dish – flour tortilla tacos topped with your choice of four carved Mexican meats, salsa, and oxaca! It’s a simple dish but packs a punch and when done right, there’s nothing better than a good taco, even if it’s not a Tuesday.

tacos on tacosFor the wine, Brad Beavers of The Country Vintner will be pouring from the fantastic portfolio of Broadbent Selections. We’re picking out some Spanish, Portuguese, and South American favorites from around the shop to match the traditional food of Tacos Las Gringas. Along with the free tastings, we’ll be pouring wine by the glass so you can enjoy your tacos, nachos, enchiladas and other awesome dishes with these great pairings.

Clear your Thursday night and check back here and on our Facebook event page for more details on the truck and a full lineup of the wines featured at this delicious event!