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Free Saturday Wine Tasting - The Wines Of The Hobo Wine Company - Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 2:00 to 5:00 pm

Join us each and every Saturday at our tasting bar to taste a great batch of “Tuesday Night Wines”. These are affordable and delicious wines that you can drink any night of the week with or without food. We’re here to help you learn about and understand wine, not to make your feel illegitimate. Leave your worries at the door because it’s always fun and friendly at Table Wine.

This week, we’re sampling a batch of brand new wines from winemaker Kenny Likitprakong. Kenny owns no vineyards, no winery, not even a truck – he is a one man show and we love his wines. He travels the back roads of California to discover organically farmed vineyards from which he sources his grapes. He’s a bit of a loner and refers to himself as a “Hobo Winemaker” – actually the name of his operation is The Hobo Wine Company and we love what he’s doing. From his almost dry, peachy Gewurztraminer to his fresh and zesty Chardonnay to his stainless steel fermented Cabernet Sauvignon, quality permeates everything he makes. Free To The People!

The Wines
Prices range from $13 to $16

1. 2011 Banyan Wines Gewurztraminer Monterey County
What a wine and what a value! Recently reviewed at 89 points by Stephen Tanzer, this is an extreme white wine value. Almost dry, it smells like a spring day with flowers in bloom.

2. 2011 Camp Chardonnay Sonoma County
This no oak, no malolactic Chardonnay is bright, zesty and packed with pure varietal aromas and flavors of lemon, pear, apple and honeysuckle. It is a great, refreshing style of Chardonnay perfectly suited for pre-dinner drinking, but we think it would taste great with salmon, mountain trout or other fresh seafood.

3. 2010 Camp Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County
Here’s something a little bit different…..a California Cabernet that doesn’t see one day in oak! Ben and I really loved the stylings of this wine and felt that it would make for a great warm weather red. Fresh and packed with red and dark berries and zesty herb notes, it goes down way too easy.