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Free on Fridays Wine Tasting - New Arrivals

Friday, June 9 from 4-7 pm – I’ve been on a serious buying streak of late, and I invite you to join us for a free wine tasting featuring some of my favorite new arrivals. Stellar, 75 year old vine Albarino to start, a crisp and tangy dry rosé next, and silky and sensuous Spanish red to finish. Sound good? Yep! Stop by.

My sales reps and suppliers present me with new and exciting wines every week, and I love buying them. Even more than that, I love sharing them with you! Stop by the store this Friday to sample some of my newest finds. Up first, it’s a stunning Albarino that tastes of tropical fruits and the sea. One of the all-time great seafood wines, this one would be great with a spicy shrimp or fish curry. Up next, it’s the new vintage of Domaine Salvard’s Cheverny Rosé. Always a staff and customer favorite, we only got 4 cases this year — come and get it! To finish, we’ll pour you a Spanish red from Daniel Landi, one of Spain’s most talented young winemakers. A blend of Garnacha, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards just outside of Madrid, this one is rich and juicy yet fresh and vibrant. Join us as we explore the wonderful world of wine. Cheers and we’ll see you soon!

The Wines
All of the featured tasting wines are on sale the day of the tasting: take 10% off if you mix any 3, 15% off if you mix any 6, or 20% off if you mix any 12.

1. 2016 Neboa Albarino (Rias Baixas, Spain) – I enjoyed this one at Curaté for the first time a couple of months back. It reminded me of really good, dry German Riesling. After reading up on it, I now understand why. The wine comes from 75 year old, hillside vineyards planted on slate……….a similar situation to Mosel Riesling. Flowing with floral infused peach, apricot, and citrus nuances, this is the best Albarino on the market for the money.

2. 2016 Domaine du Salvard Cheverny Rosé (Loire Valley, France) – Talk about a zinger of a rosé! From the brilliant Kermit Lynch portfolio, this blend of Gamay and Pinot Noir is one of my favorites. Laced with aromas and flavors of red fruits, pink grapefruit, herb, and mineral, it smells and tastes like a sunny and warm day in the Loire Valley.

3. 2015 Jiménez-Landi Bajondillo (Mentrida, Spain) – Mentrida is located just southwest of Madrid and it is the new hot-spot in Spain for Garnacha-based wines. Vigneron Daniel Landi is leading the pack of Mentrida producers to greater heights. Hi Bajondillo red blend combines 85% Garnacha from old vines with little bits of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The resulting wine is medium bodied, silky and savory with earthy, leathery, smoky notes on top of juicy berry fruit. I love how this wine manages to balance weight and power with elegance.

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine