Wine Tasting Saturday November 27 ’10

As all the locals know, we had a bunch of snow on Thanksgiving Day. So our little attempt to get them out to the wine shop to have a glass of bubbly and hopefully buy some wine for the holiday dinner went about as well as last Saturday, which is to say most people stayed home by the fire.

It was so nasty out there we figured, okay, no one will be out today, and we didn’t even turn the lights on. However, around one Mark and Lis drove up in their big Totota GoAnywhere, so we clomped upstairs, popped a bottle of cava, and were pretty much through it when John and Judy came by with the whole family–Judy’s mom, sister, brother, and brother in law, so we popped another cork, and it was all quite festive. You just never know what to expect around here. Great fun!

Mostly this post is to let you all know that we WILL be open Saturday!

Likely wines:

Black Oak chardonnay ’09   California        $7
Comes highly recommended, and it’s dirt cheap. Might even be drinkable, come find out!

Hahn pinot noir 08 California $11
Softly fruity California pinot, with classic notes of strawberry and peach, good acid balance, and an unbelievable price.

Quinta de Bons Ventos Tinto ’08 Portugal $9
Lively and generous bouquet of red berries, plums, ripe figs, smoke, liquorice and vanilla. Soft and rounded on the palate, with rich fruits over easy tannins and smokey oak. Another great buy!.

Stevens cabernet franc ’07 Washington $26
We are suckers for Washington cab franc, and we have not tried this one yet. Winery notes say “wonderful stone, pencil and mountain berry characters.” We always look for varietal characteristics of coffee and dark chocolate in a nice cab franc, but we won’t know til we try it!

Wine Tasting

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