July 9th 2011 Saturday Wine Tasting 1 - 7 p.m.
Raise a glass and celebrate the dog days of summer, woof!
Laxas, 2009 Albarino, Rias Baixas, $19.99
Very dry, and crisp, showing light touches of orange rind, lime, melon, white peaches, apples, flowers, and a mineraly finish. The texture bounces around on the palate and yields to a fleshy tone.
Palacio de Bornos, 2010 Verdejo, $11.99
The winery says, "Hugely aromatic, with tropical fruit, tangerine, lemongrass and lemon thyme. Fruity notes with anise and minerals, typical of the Verdejo grape. Full in the mouth, well structured, dense and persistent with a lingering aftertaste. The wine has great length and a delicious mouth-filling richness, and finished with a precise acid cut." The Wine Enthusiast rated this 90 points.
Goulart, 2010 Torrontes, $14.99
Though made from Torrontes, the white grape of Argentina, comes off more like Alsatian Gewürztraminer. It's floral and full of exotic mango, dry honeysuckles, peaches, pears, and a clean bright finish.
Bodega Casa Vinicola Reyter, 2010 Palo Negro, Malbec, $9.99
Best $10 Malbec I've had in a long time, great wine, great price.
Luca, Primitivo del Salento, $9.99
From the heel of Italy is this great, heavy Primitivo, showcasing dark, heavy fruit, and a mouth filing structure; a great deal for $10, and great for the grill!
Legado Munoz, 2007 Tempranillo, $11.99
Very dark fruit, a little nutty, and lots of chocolate on the finish, another great buy!
And a new beer for only $9.99 a 6-pk
As always thank you for your patronage,
Bruce G. Davis