Free on Fridays Wine Tasting this Friday, July 29th — Stop by any time between 2-7 p.m. to sample some truly classic California wines! It’s been awhile since we’ve poured any California wines for one of our free weekend tastings. That is about to change! Join us this Friday, get your weekend off to a good start, and sample some delicious, pure varietal wines from sunny and warm California. Rich and toasty Chardonnay, silky smooth Pinot Noir, and a big, ripe red blend from California’s Napa Valley. Sound good? Yep! Stop by, taste, learn and save big on all of the featured tasting wines.
On all tasting wines, save 10% off by the bottle, 15% off when you mix six of them, or 20% off when you mix a case or more of them!
1. 2014 Matchbook Chardonnay “The Arsonist” (Dunnigan Hills, California) – If you love big, rich, creamy and full-flavored California Chardonnays, The Arsonist is for you! Made with fruit from the vineyards top sites in the warm Dunnigan Hills AVA, the wine is 100% barrel fermented and undergoes 100% malolactic fermentation. The resulting wine is full bodied and flamboyant with notes of buttered pear, green fig, and creamy butterscotch. Smooth and rounded on the palate, this should appeal to fans of classically styled California Chardonnays.
2. 2014 Angeline Pinot Noir (Various Regions, California) – Angeline is the entry-level line of wines from California’s historic Martin Ray Winery. Their Pinot Noir incorporates grapes from Monterey, Santa Barabara, and Sonoma Counties to create a consistently balanced and delicious Pinot Noir. Medium bodied and flowing with notes of supple cherry, strawberry, vanilla and oak spice, this easy drinking red is very easy to like, and we count it as one of the best value Pinot Noir produced in the state.
3. 2012 Leviathan Red Wine (Various Regions, California) – This is a really special treat folks! Made by Andy Erickson, who has one of the best resumes of any California winemaker (Harlan, Screaming Eagle, Staglin, Favia, and others), his goal at Levaiathan is to produce one singular red wine each vintage. Drawing upon his vast network of friends with vineyards all over the state, the wine is always a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Merlot, and the 2012 is a blockbuster. Think about it, you are sipping on a wine made by the same dude who made or makes some of California’s top and most expensive wines. Odds are, he’s getting fruit from some of these estates. Whatever the case, this is absolutely dripping with deliciousness.