Happy Hour Wine Tasting Extreme Terroir Tour featuring wines from Sommelier Selections with Special Guests Sebastian Verrier and Juan Ernesto Hernandez

Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 06:00 PM

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"It wasn't always like this. Before Paris, people didn't drink our wine. I mean, my friends did. But you could hardly consider their palates discerning..."

Bo Barrett - Bottle Shock 

After the success of the last few week’s “Happy Hour” tastings, we have decided to carry on this casual event over the summer and this tasting is a belly up to the bar, hang out with your friends.  The food is casual, this is not a sit-down dinner- a true “Happy Hour” style event mix and immingle with our “Wine Drinking People” but with GREAT wines.  On Thursday, August 11th we have a great selection of wines from SommSelect with not one but two special guests; Sebastian Verrier (President) and Juan Ernest Hernandez (VP of Stories) on hand to talk about the wines.


This tasting starts at 6pm and chef Toni will be making some appetizers to accompany the tasting wines.  The fee for this tasting is $95 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com

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HAPPY HOUR WINE TASTING FEATURING EXTREME TERROIR WINES FROM SOMMELIER SELECTIONS WITH SPECIAL GUESTS SEBASTIAN VERRIER AND JUAN ERNESTO HERNANDEZ
Thursday, August 11, 2022
6:00 PM

Juan Ernesto Hernandez and Sebastien Verrier travel the wine world in search of the most intrepid and expressive soils; all in all “extreme terroirs” that allow for wines of presence and distinction…

Salta in NW Argentina on sloping vineyards @ 1600 meters of elevation!
2020 San Pedro de Yacochuya Torrontes Cafayate Argentina image
2021 San Pedro de Yacochuya Torrontes Salta Argentina
Price: $28.50       Sale $25.08
This is a wine that takes Torrontes to the next level. Shows intense aromatics of lemon, citrus notes with wonderful texture, a backbone of minerality and acidity that keeps the wine long on the palette.

San Pedro de Yacochuya Michel Rolland - Yacochuya 2018

2018 San Pedro de Yacochuya Malbec-Cabernet Salta Argentina
Price: $28.50       Sale $25.08
San Pedro de Yacochuya is the winery of flying Bordeaux winemaker Michel Rolland and the Etchart family in Salta’s Cafayate valley. Making perfumed Torrontes and powerful Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec.
From the 60-year-old vines of Finca Yacochuya in Valles Calchaquíes, the grapes are handpicked and the wines are aged in French oak barrels. Yacochuya wines were the first to be barrel-fermented in Argentina.
Bright with an intense violet color. Intense aroma, sweet entry, balanced acidity with a very marked fruity character, and a contribution of oak that gives it complexity. In the mouth it repeats the fruity character, with good varietal typicity, spicy touches, firm and ripe tannins. Slight taste of pepper provided by the Cabernet Sauvignon.
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2014 YACOCHUYA RED WINE VALLEY OF CAFAYETTE
Price: $61.50       Your Price: $54.12
One of the Michel Roland projects from the northern region of Salta, this wine has a very strong bouquet of fine herbs, a bit of a green vegetal quality here along with some dried meats and dark plum and berry fruit, lovely intensity here on the nose. Peppery spicy notes to the dark plum and berry fruit on the tongue with a firm hand of tannins and a lovely freshness to the finish, a big wine and has some dry tannins at the end, very herbal right now. Finish 50+ A big wine with 16% alcohol but wears it well! Most Excellent

Mendoza on the foothills of the mighty Andes Mountains on a plateau at 900 meters of elevation!

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2017 Bodega Vistalba “Corte B” Mendoza Argentina
Price: $27.50       Sale $24.20
Intense Bordeaux color with brilliant violet hues. Fresh prunes aromas, dry figs, and blackberries. Barrel aromas such as tobacco, vanilla and cedarwood. Sweet and velvety tannins. Great volume and body. Cacao, dark chocolate and subtle coffee notes can be found on its long-lasting finish.
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2012 CUVELIER LOS ANDES EL CUVELIER MENDOZA
Price: $150.00    Your Price: $132.00          Quantity in Stock: 17
This is one of Argentina's newest iconic wine from one of the members of the Clos de la Siete group.  The winemaking staff at Cuvelier taste barrel by barrel to get the best 10 barrels from this outstanding vintage only 3000 bottles for the world!  A blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, a big wine with 15.5% alcohol this is the first vintage of this iconic wine from Mendoza, a good amount of sweet fruit toasty oak, very complex, with aromas of crushed violets, dark chocolate and more very well endowed with layers of fruit, toasty oak spice and still has a freshness and balance despite its size.  Graphite fresh earth.  Killer+

The steep and unforgiving vineyards of the Northern Rhone!
Label of 2020 Domaine Lemenicier Saint-Peray Cuvee Elegance
2020 Domaine Lemenicier Saint-Peray “Cuvee de L’Elegance” Rhone Valley France
Price: $36.00       Sale $31.68
Saint-Péray is a French wine Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) in the northern Rhône wine region of France. Located in the southernmost part of Northern Rhône, the appellation is very small and not widely known. The production is mainly white sparkling wine, somewhat like Champagne. However, some still wine is also made. All Saint-Péray wine is white.

Domaine Jacques Lemenicier - Cornas 2020
2020 Domaine Lemenicier Cornas Rhone Valley France
Price: $55.00       Sale $48.40
Cornas is located on the right bank of the Rhône, in Ardèche. Syrah, the only grape variety of the appellation, planted on steep hillsides, produces a powerful wine that keeps well with purplish reflections when young.
This is classic Syrah, with aromas of dark berries, black pepper, and olives, spicy and supple on the palate, with juicy blackberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of licorice.

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2018 ANTHONY PARET COTE ROTIE ESPIRIT DU PERE
Price: $72.00       Your Price: $63.36           
The oldest and most prestigious vineyard of the Rhône valley is behind this cuvée, raised in our wine cellar by Anthony Paret in tribute to his father.  The implantation of vine on the abrupt soil located on the brown hill and the blond hill, does not allow mechanisation and carry on working by the old-fashioned way, on man’s back.

2018 ANTHONY PARET SAINT JOESPH LES LARMES DU PERE
Price: $30.00       Your Price: $26.40           
This wine has a beautiful bouquet with notes of black pepper spice with dark plum and hints of grilled meats.  A good amount of spice here with dark plum fruit, black pepper and that grilled meat note on the finish.  Finish 40+    Excellent +

2019 ANTHONY PARET CONDRIEU LYS DE VOLAN
Price: $67.50       Your Price: $59.40           
A very pretty nose with lychee nut fruit, white peaches, hibiscus flowers, just the right touch of perfume.  Wonderful richness on the tongue with gorgeous fruit a hint of tropical banana and just the right touch of perfumed floral notes through the finish, lovely freshness a texture of whole milk.  Finish 45+    Excellent +

 

Precipitous vineyards along the mighty Mosel River in Germany and the majestic Danube in Austria!

Melsheimer Insanus Riesling PinotNoir Pétillant Naturel 2019 | Goldrichs

2020 Melsheimer Spatburgunder Sekt "Insanus" Extra Brut Mosel Germany
Price: $42.00       Sale $36.96
{biodynamic} 50% Riesling, 50% Pinot Noir (w/o skins)  This is one of those hip kid natural wines that is really good.  Forgive the sediment but you need you fiber!!
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2018 Brandl Riesling Grosse Lage Heiligenstein Kamptal Austria
Price: $45.00       Sale $39.60
Grand Cru Riesling from Austria is one of the greatest values in a collectible white and although it is hard to find older examples that doesn’t mean this wine will not age gracefully for decades in your cellar.  Also, it’s very important to decanter these great whites.

 

Coastal vineyards on the sleepy fishing village of Bandol along the Mediterranean Sea…
Château Val d'Arenc Bandol Blanc | Vivino
2021 Château Val d'Arenc Bandol Blanc Cotes de Provence France
Price : $30.00      Sale $26.40
Gérald is a young and passionate winemaker who took the helm of Château Val d’Arenc in 2015. Under his leadership the estate has been fully converted to organic farming practices, which has significantly enhances the quality of the grapes.
Domaine de Val d'Arenc Bandol Rose, Provence, France 2020 1.5L
2021 Château Val d'Arenc Bandol Rose Cotes de Provence France
Price : $30.00      Sale $26.40
A great value rose from a fantastic producer. The Val d’Arenc property is about 26 hectares spread across the rocky terraces of Bandol. The soils here are a mix of limestone and sandy marl. Beaune-trained enologist, Gérald Damidot, now runs

 

Quintessentially Burgundy… the most individualistic and expressive terroirs on earth!!

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2017 Domaine Michel Mallard Ladoix 1er Cru Les Grechons in Burgundy France
Price : $60.00      Sale $52.80
Ladoix 1er Cru Les Gréchons expresses aromas of peach, pear, citrus fruits, white flowers and roasted hazelnuts. The mouth is taut and precise, as often is the case with great Burgundy wines, it also presents a good bite like the “Corton”
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2020 Domaine David Duband Haut-Cotes de Nuits Burgundy France
Price : $48.00      Sale $42.24
This wine comes from vineyards close to the winery in Chevannes – named in honour of David’s son, Louis-Auguste. The high altitude combined with some of the domaine’s oldest vines (over 55 years in age) tends to produce a wine of concentration, especially in warm vintages. A cuvée that never disappoints, it’s clearly outperforming in 2020.
Label of Domaine Jean-Marc & Hugues Pavelot Savigny-les-Beaune 'Rouge Plaisir No. 1' Variation de Pinot Noir
2017 DOMAINE PAVELOT SAVIGNY LES BEAUNE PLAISIR
Price: $32.25       Your Price: $25.80
This fun little number with Pinot Noir on the label is made with fruit exclusively from Savigny-Lès-Beaune, and some of the fruit is also from old vines.  A beautiful "everyday" Burgundy of excellent quality at under $30 per bottle!  The vintage and the house style show clearly in this wine. It gives lots of forward and pure red berry fruit on the nose with hints of fresh earth, flowers and some exotic spice here - a classic Burgundian scent.  One the palate this wine is clean and has delicious red berry fruit with good depth and complexity for a wine at this price.  Finish 35+  Very Good +

Vintage Gems from the Loire Valley- The land of Castles and Magestic Wines that age for eons

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2005 DOMAINE DES BAUMARD SAVENNIERES CLOS DU PAPILLON
Price: $69.00       Your Price: $59.00            Quantity in Stock: 8

2005 GERALD VALLEE DOMAINE DE LA COTELLERAIE SAINT-NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL LES PERRUCHES
Price: $22.00       Your Price: $19.36

2002 DOMAINE DES BAUMARD QUARTS DE CHAUME
Price: $115.00    Your Price: $97.75            Quantity in Stock: 6

1999 DOMAINE DE LA ROCHE MOREAU QUARTS DE CHAUME
Price: $59.00       Your Price: $47.20            Quantity in Stock: 6
We just received a small collection of older vintage wines from the Loire Valley so I figured this would be a great time to show a few of these wines to our “Wine Drinking People”.

Menu
Selection of Cheese and Charcuterie
Five Spice Duck Spring Rolls
Butternut Squash Crème Fraiche Shooters garnished Toasted Pine Nuts
Lamb Lollipops with Ancho Chile BBQ
Meatball Parmesan Sliders
Chicken Pesto Pizza with Mozzarella and Fresh Basil

This is a happy hour style walk around tasting and the fee for this event is $95 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com

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