$5/person – includes tastes of 6 wines and light palate cleansers
Dads and Grape Nuts get in for free!!!
Our first “Winedown” was a huge success and we’re ready for our next one. It’s Father’s Day week end, and one of the best gifts you can get good old dad is a tasty bottle of wine. Bring him by Table Wine on Friday, June 17 for a tasting of 6 delicious offerings from South Africa. The tasting is open to all family members, but dads get in for free. We’ll have 6 wines to try and light palate cleansers as well.
The tasting will feature a bevy of outstanding wines from South Africa, and my old buddy Zingo Munger of Cape Classics will be in town to help us pour his wines. Cape Classics is considered to be the top importer of South African wines to the U.S., and we’ll have a great lineup of values interspersed with some more “upscale” offerings. Here’s the lineup:
2010 Ken Forrester Petit Chenin Blanc – $10.99/bottle………..$4/glass
Consistently one of the great white wine values in the world, the current release is fresh and pretty darned complex for this price. Lime and assorted citrus fruits mingle with earthy, mineral nuances……..delicious stuff.
2010 Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc – $16.99/bottle……….$6/glass
Buitenverwachting is one of South Africa’s premiere producers of Sauvignon Blanc, and their 2010 just received a whopping 91 point score from Stephen Tanzer of the International Wine Cellar. It is really live wire, tangy, racy Sauvignon Blanc showing off layers of pineapple, grapefruit zest, gooseberry, pepper and mineral.
2010 Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé – $12.99/bottle………..$5/glass
As Zingo says, this is like Kool-Aid for grownups and not nearly as sweet. Ripe cherry, raspberry, blood orange and zesty mineral are prevalent in this delicious dry Rosé from Stellenbosch. Great with grilled salmon or with friends, ice cold on a hot and sunny day.
2009 Kanonkop Kadette – $15.99/bottle………..$6/glass
Kanonkop is one of South Africa’s oldest and most revered estates, and this is a really “serious” wine for not a whole lot of money. Composed of Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, it is a good, full red. Lovely juicy cherry/berry fruit offers plenty of immediate appeal, and the ripe tannins will not get in the way………another great barbecue wine.
2009 Glenelly Cabernet Sauvignon – $19.99/bottle………….$8/glass
This is one of the hottest new estates in South Africa, as it is the new project of May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, former owner of Chateau Pichon-Lalande. The early releases are all ready receiving rave reviews and this is a really big wine packed with dark berry fruit, bittersweet chocolate and violet notes. Drink now through 2025.
2007 Rustenberg Red Blend “John X Merriman” – $29.99/bottle………….$10/glass
Rustenberg is considered by most insiders to be South Africa’s top wine producer, and if I tasted this wine blind, I would swear I was drinking Left Bank Bordeaux. A blend of all five Bordeaux varietals (Cab, Merlot, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec), this wine just oozes class and sophistication. It is a big wine with lots of structure………..serve with a grilled ribeye. Drink now through 2020, if not longer!
We offer a 10% discount on any mixed 6 bottles and a 15% discount on any mixed 12 bottles. We hope to see you.