Happy Hour Wine Tasting to Start off the Summer

Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 06:00 PM

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“Someone said drink the water, but I will drink the wine / Someone said take a poor man, the rich don’t have a dime / Go fool yourself, if you will, I just haven’t got the time / I’ll give you back your water, and I will take the wine.”

Frank Sinatra
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Water and wine are the only two things that I drink for the most part and hey why do we need water at all wine is 80-85% water!!

This is the first big party at the Wine Bar to start off the summer, we will be hosting a series of more casual walk around events this summer that will featuring a specific theme but this first one is just to break us into the spirit of the summer. 

We have over 30 wines on the table tonight from all over the world and Chef Toni will be making some tasty treats to accompany the tasting wines.  The fee for this event is $95 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.

 

Happy Hour Wine Tasting to Start the Summer 2022!
Thursday, June 2nd
6:00pm

Sparkling Wines

Jean Charles Boisset JCB No 21 Brut Cremant De Bourgogne Burgundy image
JEAN CHARLES BOISSET JCB NO 21 BRUT CREMANT DE BOURGOGNE BURGUNDY
Price: $22.50       Your Price: $19.80            Quantity in Stock: 22
A blend of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir, fresh apple and lemon citrus fruit on the nose white flowers and ginger spice. A good amount of juicy fruit on the tongue with a nice freshness, white flowers and a bit of that limestone mineral notes through the finish, keeping things fresh through the finish. Finish 35+ Very Good +

Jean Charles Boisset JCB No 69 Rose Brut Cremant De Bourgogne Burgundy image
JEAN CHARLES BOISSET JCB NO 69 ROSE BRUT CREMANT DE BOURGOGNE BURGUNDY
List Price: $31.50               Your Price: $27.72            Quantity in Stock: 3
Each JCB wine is known by a number. And each number has deep significance for Jean-Charles Boisset, the collection’s creator and namesake. Jean-Charles was born in 1969, the year that mankind went to the moon. As such, 69 represents unlimited expression, freedom, creativity, intellectual revolution, artistry, and refinement. Of course, 69 is also a rosé brut based exclusively on pinot noir; a rosé that entwines masculinity and feminity.

White Wines
2017 Kiralyudvar Tokaji Furmint Sec image
2017 KIRALYUDVAR TOKAJI FURMINT SEC
List Price: $27.00                               Your Price: $23.76            Quantity in Stock: 24

There were 6 vineyard sites that were planted when the Hwang family bought this property, all of them were considered to be of Grand Cru status from years ago when this region was considered to be among the world's elite wine producing regions. The vineyard were in bad need of attention and they are still recovering from the high yields and the chemical fertilizers that were used in the past. The first dry wine was created in 2006 from the Furmint varietal. This wine was also introduced in 2005, this innovative dry wine wondrously balances Furmint’s viscous intensity and bright acidity. It has a unique bouquet of tobacco and mint to the tangerine citrus and a flinty character also here in the nose. Sweet tart like fruit on the tongue with nice freshness and a balance. Finish 35+ Very Good

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2013 CHALONE PINOT BLANC ESTATE GROWN CHALONE
Price: $27.50       Your Price: $24.20            Quantity in Stock: 62
A good amount of ripe tree fruits, Asian pear, pinepple and hints of white flowers and vanilla spice to compliment the fruit on the nose.  Rich and layered with fruit on the tongue, a nice freshness to the chalky mineral nuance on the finish.  Finish 45         Excellent +    

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2016 ALEX GAMBAL CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET
Price: $76.50                       Your Price: $67.32            Quantity in Stock: 49
The winegrowing area of Chassagne-Montrachet prolongs towards the south that of Puligny-Montrcachet, and also the magnificent hillside upon which grow the world ’s most coveted Grand Cru white wines. This wide, magnificent hillside brings to perfection the two Burgundy grape varieties, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Our Chassagne-Montrachet is a blend of grapes from three plots:  “En l ’Omeau”, from our Domaine, to the south of the village, “Les Blanchots”, situated just below the Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet and “Les Voillenots”, just below the village.

Buty Winery 2015 Conner Lee Vineyard Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $42 -  Great Northwest Wine

2018 BUTY CHARDONNAY CONNER LEE VINEYARD
Price: $42.00               Your Price: $36.96      Quantity in Stock: 82
This dazzling chardonnay offers lovely richness, intense aromatics and beautiful fruit. Intricate and enticing aromas of white flowers, golden apple, Asian pear, black tea and wild honey rise from the glass. The palate strikes a seamless balance between opulence and vibrant acidity, adding length and nuance to the lush orchard fruit flavors, with hints of marzipan, cinnamon and brioche emerging on the long, satisfying finish.

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2017 GAMBAL WORK CHARDONNAY SANTA RITA HILLS

Price: $49.50       Your Price: $43.56            Quantity in Stock: 75
(93 points) A big, creamy white, offering a luscious mix of dried apricot, apple tart and glazed pear flavors that feature a backbone of glistening acidity. Oily richness shows on the broad finish. Drink now through 2024. ~K.M.  Wine Spectator - 150 cases made

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2017 STONESTREET CHARDONNAY ESTATE ALEXANDER VALLEY
Price: $35.00                       Your Price: $30.80            Quantity in Stock: 87
Rich and complex bouquet with lemon drop candy like fruit, flinty mineral notes cinnamon and nutmeg spice.  A rich and creamy wine on the tongue with layers of ripe fruit, a firm hand of acidity and a nice hand of oak spice on the finish.  Finish 45+    Excellent +

2014 AB Leveroni Chardonnay – August Briggs

2017 AUGUST BRIGGS CHARDONNAY LEVERONI VINEYARD CARNEROS
Price: $30.00                       Your Price: $26.40            Quantity in Stock: 38
This wine comes from the great Leveroni vineyard located on the Sonoma County side of Carneros, just south of the town of Sonoma. This marks the 22nd year from which we have made wine from this acclaimed vineyard. The 2017 was characterized by being early; early bud break, early flowering, early veraison and early harvest. Thankfully we harvested the grapes before the damaging fires of 2017.
This wine has a light golden color and effuses aromas of poached pear, lemon zest, vanilla bean and pineapple. Medium-bodied, it completely coats the palate with satiny textured tropical and fresh citrus fruits, featuring hints of mineral accents and a long, uplifting finish. Perfect for pairing with any dish that plays off fruit flavors, like mahi mahi with pineapple-jalapeno salsa. Yum!
The grapes for this wine were picked at 24.8 brix then whole-cluster pressed, cold settled, inoculated with yeast, and racked to barrels for fermentation. Barrels used were 100% French, with 25% being new and 75% being a mix of 2 year old barrels from the previous vintage. After completion of fermentation the wine was inoculated with a malo-lactic culture, stirred weekly, and sur-lees aged 8 months. 206 cases produced.

Chardonnay Scherrer Vineyard, 2017 – Scherrer Winery

2017 SCHERRER WINERY SCHERRER VINEYARDS CHARDONNAY ALEXANDER VALLEY
Price: $48.00                       Your Price: $24.00            Quantity in Stock: 56
Winery Notes:  This is a rich and complex expression of Chardonnay from the Scherrer Vineyard. The grapes were whole-cluster pressed to French oak cooperage, where primary and malolactic fermentation occurred. All of these elements were allowed to integrate during its more than yearlong residence in wood. It was bottled without fining or filtration to respect both its delicacy and its more substantial qualities.
Winemaker's Notes:  Fresh green apple, baked Gravenstein apple, wet stones, baking spices greet the nose and echo on the palate. A haunting floral note on the front end like apple or plum blossoms and plays hide and seek with the fresh apple notes. There is a good balance of angles (acidity and tannin) and rounds (glycerol), great length and good salivary response on the finish which makes this so versatile with food. These Chardonnays age really well and evolve rather than just get ‘wrinkles.’ I wish we had more bottles of past vintages in the library to show and sell. But word has gotten out that they evolve into something special so library wines have been fairly well cleaned out though there is still enough held back to continue to offer some on the 16th. In a time when far extremes of style seem to polarize the discussion of what is valid, ours is a refreshing alternative, somewhere in the happy middle ground. Yields per acre are extremely low, about 1 ton per acre, and this site overachieves regularly.

Red Wines
Gambal-Work, Sta. Rita Hills (Central Coast, California) Pinot Noir  Francesca Vineyard 2018 | Apstein on Wine

2018 GAMBAL WORK PINOT NOIR FRANCESCA SANTA RITA HILLS
Price: $64.50                       Your Price: $56.76            Quantity in Stock: 86
2018 Francesca’s nose is clean as fresh ripe raspberries jump from the glass. It is of medium weight in the mouth and reminds Alex of a 1er Cru from Beaune, such as a Clos des Mouches or a Vignes Franches. Its distinct mineral mouth feel, not heavy nor light, has the texture one finds in wines grown in the limestone of Burgundy. It will be at its best in 2-4 years.

2018 GAMBAL WORK PINOT NOIR BENTROCK VINEYARD SANTA RITA HILLS
Price: $64.50       Your Price: $56.76            Quantity in Stock: 100
2018 Bentrock has the rich nose of the Cote de Nuits with the black briary fruit one finds in the wines of Morey-St. Denis and the 1er Crus on the north side of Gevrey-Chambertin such as Combe au Moine and Les Cazetiers. Its mouth feel, really the texture of the wine, is complex and sophisticated giving the wine a long finish. It will be at its best in 4-6 years.
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2017 DOMAINE PAVELOT SAVIGNY LES BEAUNE PLAISIR
Price: $32.25       Your Price: $28.38            Quantity in Stock: 103
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 +
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2015 BODEGAS RIOJANAS VINA ALBINA RESERVA
Price: $30.00                       Your Price: $26.40            Quantity in Stock: 60
A good amount of dried meats and fine herbs, wild strawberry jam like fruit, dried cherry and fresh earthy notes very complex, classic Rioja. A big and chewy wine on the tongue with nice structure and depth of flavors, firm tannins with lovely freshness and a note of that dried meats and fresh herbs and earthy nuance from the nose through the finish. Finish 45+ Excellent

2016 BODEGAS RIOJANAS VINA ALBINA CRIANZA RIOJA
Price: $15.50                       Your Price: $13.64            Quantity in Stock: 27
80% Tempranillo. 15% Mazuelo. 5% Graciano Aged 18 months in American oak barrels for optimal tannin integration, including an additional 6 months in the bottle prior to release for optimum maturity.
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2016 BERNADOTTE HAUT MEDOC
Price: $25.50                       Sale Price: $17.16             Quantity in Stock: 82
(90 Points) The 2016 Bernadotte has a fresh, minty, Pauillac-like bouquet that is well defined and vivacious. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, brittle tannin matched with a fine bead of acidity. This feels fresh and focused, with a classic graphite-tinged finish that feels classy. Excellent. Tasted at the Oenoconseil tasting room in Bordeaux. Neal Martin. Tasting date: August 2018 Drinking window: 2020 - 2030

 

Clos Floridène Graves | Vivino
2018 CLOS FLORIDENE GRAVES ROUGE
Price: $29.50       Your Price: $25.96            Quantity in Stock: 65
(91 Points) Stylish, with a mix of cherry, currant and plum notes that glide through, supported gently by a kiss of toast and notes of red tea and tobacco leaf. Ends with a subtle iron twinge through the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2028. Wine Spectator

Beast Wines 2013 Wildebeest Red, Columbia Valley, $24 – Great Northwest Wine

2016 BUTY BEAST WILDEBEEST COLUMBIA VALLEY RED
Price: $19.75                       Your Price: $17.38            Quantity in Stock: 35
The folks at Buty Winery showcase fruit from three prized vineyards Phinny Hill in the Horse Heaven Hills, Conner Lee Vineyard in the Columbia Basin and their own Rockgarden Estate in The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater for this remarkable and approachable blend of Left Bank Bordeaux with Cotes du Rhone. Indeed, it's made up of Cabernet Sauvignon (28%), Merlot (16%), Malbec (12%) and Cabernet Franc (10%) with Syrah (24%), Mourvedre (7%) and Grenache (3%). While the barrel program is 100% French oak, only 6% of the wood was new, allowing for a theme of Chukar Cherry and dried currant with herbal notes of lavender and sage. Juicy acidity akin to strawberry and boysenberry makes for a bright approach with well managed tannins.

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2018 MARKHAM MERLOT NAPA
Price: $23.75                       Your Price: $20.90            Quantity in Stock: 71
With a bit of coaxing, this youthful Merlot will reveal red cherry jam layered with vanilla crème caramel and spicy cinnamon. On the palate, the wine feels lush and silky with harmonious cherry jam, ripe plum and hints of spearmint flavors. Still a bit grippy on the finish, a quick decant should help, especially if paired with a peppered rib eye steak! This vintage has the power to relax and show its milk chocolate side if you're willing to wait…
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2017 SEAVEY MERLOT NAPA
Price: $75.00                       Your Price: $66.00            Quantity in Stock: 29
“Seavey’s 2017 Merlot is loaded with all of the savory character that makes this wine so distinctive. Cedar, tobacco, mint, licorice, dried flowers and dried red cherry fruit are some of the many notes that develop in this beguiling, mid-weight Merlot from Seavey. All the elements just fall into place. This is such a delicious and alluring wine.” Antonio Galloni, Vinous – 93 points

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2018 ROBERT MONDAVI CABERNET SAUVIGNON OAKVILLE
Price: $65.00                       Your Price: $57.20            Quantity in Stock: 92
This wine has everything we love about Oakville cabernet sauvignon: a dense, mid-palate richness, complexity and a deliciously long finish. Dark red cherry fruit joins sinfully deep mocha flavors that finish with a spicy note of black pepper.

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2017 PENFOLDS CABERNET SHIRAZ BIN 389 AUSTRALIA
Price: $75.00                       Your Price: $66.00            Quantity in Stock: 51
Bin 389 was often referred to as ‘Baby Grange’, in part because components of the wine are matured in the same barrels that held the previous vintage of Grange. First made in 1960 by the legendary Max Schubert, this was the wine that helped forge Penfolds reputation with red wine drinkers by combining the structure of cabernet sauvignon with the richness of shiraz. Exemplifying the judicious balance of fruit and oak, Bin 389 highlights the generous mid-palate Penfolds in known for.

Puro Uno Mega Malbec 2011 | Wine.com
2011 PURO UNO MEGA MALBEC MENDOZA
Price: $60.00                       Your Price: $52.80            Quantity in Stock: 137
Technical Data:  Location of Grapes Single Vineyard Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza
Average Yield in Tons/ Acre 6 tons per hectare = 2.4 tons per acre
Date harvested Second Week of April 2011 Harvested and Sorted 100% by Hand
Aging 36 Months in 80% New French Oak and 20% New American Oak.
Filtration and Fining 100% Fine
Age of the specific vines harvested 100+ Years
Time of Maceration 25 days with skins and 5 days post
Fermentation. Malolactic Fermentation details 100% with indigenous yeasts.

Chemistry Acidity g/lt 5.42 ph 3.75
Residual Sugar 3.05 g/l
Alcohol 15.3%
Production 1734 bottles of 750ml

Philosophy A true mouthful of MEGA malbec that is fresh with ripe fruit aged with finesse and super well integrated oak and alcohol that will linger on and on and age beautifully.

2011 PURO UNO MALBEC GRAN RESERVA MENDOZA
Price: $60.00                       Your Price: $52.80            Quantity in Stock: 153

The Gran Reserva is a stunning example of what the most serious old vine Malbec can become when everything comes together the right way. Produced from a Single Vineyard located in Lujan de Cuyo.  Lots of dark blackberry fruit, fig and dark spices with notes of toasty oak and some dark earthy highlights on the nose.  A big and chewy wine on the tongue but with ripe round tannins big but still quite fresh and a long-layered finish.  This wine should age for another decade or more in your cellar but it is starting to drink very nicely with a few hours in a decanter.  The 2011 vintage in Mendoza is classic in style with excellent freshness, it has the concentration and depth of a Mendoza wine but the balance and freshness of a Bordeaux.

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2012 The Mega Malbec Company Artist Series Blend by Puro Uno Mendoza
Price: $100.00    Your Price: $88.00           

Composition: 50% Malbec, 40% Syrah, 10% Cab. Franc
Location of Grapes: Lujan de Cuyo and Tunuyán, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina. Altitude 3280-3450 feet.
Aging: 18 months in French oak barrels.for the Syrah and Cab. Franc, 36 months in New French Oak for the Malbec
Average Yield Tons/ Ha: 6-8 tons per hectare
Days of Maceration with skins: 45 days
Malolactic Fermentation details: Fermentation in French oak barrels.
Filtration and Fining: Filtration ok. No clarification.

Acidity: 5,99
Ph: 3,26
Residual Sugar: 2,97
Alcohol %: 15,5

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2012 The Mega Malbec Company Artist Series Malbec by Puro Uno Mendoza
Price: $100.00    Your Price: $88.00           
Dark cherry and black raspberry fruit here on the nose with notes of black olive, black licorice and violet floral notes nice complexity here on the nose.  A very balanced wine on the tongue, big and chewy with lots of ripe plum and cherry fruit with sweet herbs and an array of that spice and nuance from the nose coming through on the finish, lovely freshness and balance, this wine is drinking beautifully but will still last for a decade or more in your cellar.  Finish 50+ Most Excellent

Dark cherry and black raspberry fruit here on the nose with notes of black olive, black licorice and violet floral notes nice c...

San Filippo Rosso di Montalcino Lo Scorno 2018 | Wine.com

2018 SAN FILIPPO ROSSO DI MONTALCINO LA SCORNO
Price: $27.00                       Your Price: $23.76            Quantity in Stock: 54
The color is ruby red; to the nose the perfume is clean and intense. Reminiscent of cherries preserved in alcohol, enhanced by spicy notes. To the palate it offers a good body, full and balanced with silky tannins. Good persistence that harks back to the first olfactory notes.

 

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2007 CASTELLO ROMITORIO RISERVA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
Price: $150.00                    Your Price: $132.00          Quantity in Stock: 76
(93+ Points) ~~The estate’s 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is striking. Dark plums, cherries, mocha, licorice, cloves and sweet French oak notes blossom in the glass. Rich, voluptuous and beautifully balanced, the 2007 impresses for its layered personality, volume and depth. In 2007, the Riserva is all about harmony. Ideally, the wine is best cellared for another year or two, and it should have no problem aging nicely for at least a handful of years after that. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022.   ~~eRobertParker.com #207, Jun 2013
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2005 FRATELLI GRASSO VALLEGRANDE BARBARESCO DOCG
Price: $75.50                       Your Price: $66.44            Quantity in Stock: 73
A beautiful bouquet of dried rose petals, tart cherry, cranberry and a host of white truffle, forest floor, dark spices and more...this is classic Barbaresco.  This wine is silky smooth on the tongue with layers of fruit, spice, earth and more smooth and drinkable right out of the bottle, this wine has the structure to age for another decade but is drinking beautifully right now.  Finish 45+         Most Excellent

Bartolomeo/Cavalier Barolo Altenasso 2016 - Woodland Hills Wine Company

2015 CAVALIER BARTOLOMEO BAROLO ALTENASSO
Price: $49.50                       Your Price: $43.56            Quantity in Stock: 59
A very exotic and spiced bouquet dried rose, petals exotic spices, this is a monopole from Castiglione Falleto and these are 50 year old vines with red cherry liqueur like fruit very concentrated.  Silky smooth on the tongue with layers of spice, dried rose petal and more lots of spice and some tannins on the finish.  Finish 50+  Only 9000 bottles  produced  Excellent +

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1999 FATTORIA MONTELLORI SALAMARTANO TOSCANA IGT
Price: $60.00                       Your Price: $52.80            Quantity in Stock: 55
(90 Points) An interesting red, with complex aromas and flavors of smoke, currants and cherries, and hints of flowers. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a fruity, minerally aftertaste. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2004. 2,000 cases made. –JS  Wine Spectator  Issue: Sep 30, 2002

 

Menu
Shrimp Ceviche Shooters
Tuna Tartar Tacos served with diced Cucumber and Basil Aioli
Mini Chicken Quesadilla with Avocado Sour Creme
Pork Belly bites with Honeyed Orange Marmalade
Short Rib Empanadas with Mole Sauce
Beef Sliders with Mushroom Truffle mayo
Steak fries with Reggiano Parmesan and White Truffle

The fee for this tasting which includes all of the wines on this offering is $95 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com

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