Wines We Pour

1. Le Grand St. Vincent Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2013

This energetic and lively Sauvignon Blanc evokes springtime honeysuckle and exotic tropical fruit. A pale yellow wine streaked with green, it is fleshy and fruit-forward. It's ideal for outdoor parties, too: pair this wine with shrimp, crudités, and fish.

 

2. Poggio Anima Uriel Grillo 2013

Been to Coquete in New Orleans? Cafe Murano on St. James Street in London? Ciao in Houston, The Robin Hood Hotel in Australia, The Spread in Norwalk, Connecticut, winner of 2014 Best New Restaurant? How about Bocca di Lupo at Picadilly Circus, winner of the 2013 Tatler Restaurant Award for "Best Wine List" in London? Well if you had been to any of these fine establishments lately, you would have seen Poggio Anima URIEL on the wine list. There's a reason why URIEL is in demand across Europe, in this country and points beyond!! This is Sicilian. This is Grillo. This is a dry white grape. This is a white wine to write home about!
 
Grillo, the most important white grape in Sicily is made URIEL using the vertical trellis system in sandy and clay rich soil on the western slopes of Sicily. The grape can stand the heat and wind at the vineyard sitting 1600 feet above sea level. Grillo characteristically prodcues a wine that is light and crisp rich in peach and apricot aromas and flavors. URIEL is no exception to this wine rule but it distinquishes itself with extraordinary balanced acidity and a full, round palate. With a light perfume that surrounds you, URIEL drifts beyond the table offering an all encompassing experience. 
 

 

3. Haarth Malbec 2012

Made from certified organic grapes, this new Malbec has interesting notes of brown butter, black plums, blackberry jam, baking spices, toffee and dried herbs. The palate follows suit with black fruits, dark mocha coffee, savoury spices, tobacco and toffee with herbal undertones. Good concentration and length. 
A wine to pair with grilled meats, hearty pastas, hard cheeses. 
 
 

4. Hullabaloo Zinfandel 

Hullabaloo Zin displays aromas of boysenberry, licorice and cracked pepper on the nose,with well structured flavors of wild blueberry and raspberry fruit dominating the palate and ending with a nice dash of spice on the finish. This wine will continue to age gracefully for the next 5 - 7 years.

Best Descriptors

"Beach Ball"

"Funeral Flowers"

 

Question of the Day
Todays Question

what grape am i?

-I am a dark blue colored grape

-I am used as a blending grape, but i am great all by myself

-you had me at bordeaux

-i am one of the most popular grapes, It was said that one year there were 260,000 hectares (640,000 acres) of me planted globally!

-i am an offspring of cabernet franc

-i am high in alcohol and low in acidity

-when you taste me, some things you will find are blueberry, cocoa, black pepper, mint, and blackberry

 

i just put andy to the test...he was wrong!! see if you can guess which grape i am! answer revealed at the next blind tasting league!

 

 

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