Tasting Notes

REDS



Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 85% Cabernet; 10% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot
This is a blend of three Bordeaux grapes, each adding its own character. Cabernet gives black fruit, elegance and structure; Malbec adds complexity through chocolate notes and smoothness; Petit verdot is used to add tannic structure and depth. The nose is expressive with cassis and floral aromas while the palate has soft, dark fruit flavors layered with subtle nuances of mocha, leather, and vanilla. Enjoy with roasted lamb, rib-eye steak or cheese.

Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
The 2013 Cabernet is from Elephant Mountain Vineyard in the Rattlesnake Hill appellation of Washington State. Clean and pure flavors of herbs, blackberry, and black currant come from the high elevation of the vineyard, 1360 to 1500 feet. The herbal qualities of the wine will match well with grilled steaks such as rib-eye and porterhouse; of course a little blue cheese sauce will add to your enjoyment of the wine and the dinner!

Il Fascino Rosso 2013 58% Malbec, 23% Syrah and 19% Cabernet Sauvignon
Il Fascino Rosso (The Red Fascination)is intensely purple in color. In the nose, floral aromas from the Malbec, Syrah adds some spice and good volume in the mouth plus silky tannins. Finally, Cabernet Sauvignon provides great structure to the blend.

Malbec 2014


Petit Verdot 2013
This wine is highly concentrated and exhibits abundant color, structure and flavor. Aromas of vanilla, smoke, cedar and molasses are there for your pleasure followed by a flavor profile of blackberry, black cherry, and black plums. Due to the strong tannins and dense flavors, food pairing should include foods with plenty of weight such as rich cuts of red meat and heavy cheeses like stilton.

Renaissance 2012 72% Blaufrankisch, 28% Petit Verdot
A fragrant nose of ripe plums and floral scents combine with a taste of light peppery spice, red currants, and ripe dark berry fruit. Good structure is provided by medium tannins and acid which makes for good aging potential; Excellent with lamb, grilled meats and strong cheeses.

Spanish Dancer - 2014 55% Tempranillo, 23% Garnacha, 22% Graciano
We are introducing a new grape called Graciano. Like Petit Verdot is used for the Bordeaux wines, Graciano is used to give structure to the reserve Rioja style wines. The wine opens with a whiff of cigar box and leather followed by flavors of black plums, cocoa, and blackberry. Great for a Spanish dinner of paella and tapas.

Starboard 2011
Since the European Union guidelines only allow the sweet fortified wine from the Douro Valley of Portugal to be called Port, with a play on words, we have named our wine Starboard. This Tempranillo port styled wine is layered with rich dark fruit flavors covering the palate with a sweet after taste. Serve after meals as a dessert wine and with a cheese plate. For those who choose, a cigar often goes well with this wine.

Syrah 2013
The 2013 Syrah was co-fermented 5% of Viognier as is done in the northern Rhone region of Cote Rotie in France. The characteristics of the Viognier combine with the Syrah to create wonderful aromatics of plums, braised meats, tart boysenberry, pepper, leather and black olives. It will pairs particularly well with lamb; Try different spices such as cloves, allspice, mint or rosemary to match the savory flavors of the Syrah.

T for Two 2014 66% Tempranillo, 34% Tannat
A deeply concentrated red wine with ripe fruit on the nose. The rich flavors of dark fruit, milk chocolate, accentuate the lush mouthfeel and extended finish. The Tannat gives the Tempranillo structure, a perfect pairing. Serve with roasted meats, meaty olives, lamb, and strong cheeses.

Tannat 2014
This Tannat has an almost black on black color with smoked meat, tar and black raspberry on the nose. When aired, nuances of licorice and concentrated blackberry open up on the palate. Balanced between fruit, acid and tannins this wine will age for a decade or more. Will match well with prime rib, rosemary, lamb and venison.

Ultimo Grande 2013 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec, 25% Merlot, 25% Tempranillo
This wine has an elegant ruby red color with aromas and flavors of cherries, red plums, vanilla, leather, and herbs. It will pair well with roasted chicken and creamy pasta dishes.

WHITES



Mildred Constance Chardonnay 2013
This chardonnay was aged in 80% American oak barrels and 20% stainless steel. Light yellow in color followed by vanilla and hazelnuts on the nose; sweet oak, ripe apple, peach and tropical fruit flavors entice the pallet. The mouthfeel is rich and luscious with a lingering aftertaste. The wine has gone through malolactic fermentation and needs richer and savory foods such as grilled veal chops, roasted chicken; late summer vegetables include red peppers, corn, butternut squash and cheddar cheese.

Vin Rose 2014