Saturday’s wonderful tasting is all about the Classics. This flight features classic varietals like Pinots Noir and Grigio as well as classic Regions like the amazing Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Rully, we are featuring wines that represent some of the finest traditions in wine-making. One sip of the Erste Neue and you’ll probably take back all the mean things you ever said about Pinot Grigio, while the price tag on tonight’s Chateauneuf, compared to its world-class flavors and aromas, will help make a Rhone believer out of you. Join us from 5 to 8 PM for tastes of these exceptional wines.
Erste Neue Pinot Grigio ($16.99): This Pinot Grigio from Northern Italy is graced with a lovely, mountain-snow purity to its clean, focused fruit. There is a wonderful brightness radiating through the wine even if as it remains a fresh, mineral-driven offering that is as Alpine in character as they come.
Evesham Wood Pinot Noir ($21.99): Restrained yet friendly wine in a style that is truly Wilammette. Bright fruit and a wisp of earthiness, here showcased and supported by assertive aromas of cherry cola and a bit of pencil box. Made from organic fruit, dry farmed for complexity and elegance. A stunning value.
Domaine De L’Harmas Chateauneuf du Pape ($34.99): This Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a classic effort that offers up aromas of blackberry, black raspberry, garrigue and leather in a medium-bodied, fresh, juicy yet focused package. Made skillfully from Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, this is classic stuff to drink over the coming decade, at least.
Domaine Jean-Baptiste Ponsot Rully 1er Cru ($31.99): This delicious 1er Cru drinks far above its price range and gives fancier bottlings from the legendary Cote de Beaune a run for its money. A beautifully weighted Chardonnay with citrus, peach, white flowers and a terroir-driven core of lemon foam, wet stone and fennel.