Friday, April 20, 2007

Wine Tasting at Vinea this Saturday

Hey There Fellow Lovers of the Great Grape

Well it finally looks like we are going to have a beautiful Saturday this weekend, and it comes just in time for the 12th avenue south neighborhood tour. With hundreds of people walking around peeking into homes and coming by to sip some wine we thought we should show off some fantastic juice; the Foris Fly Over White, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Noir from Oregon, and a couple of my favorite wines from Australia, Green Point Chardonnay and Cabernet/Shiraz.

The tour takes place from 11:00AM to 5:00PM and costs only $8.
For more information on the tour call 292-5708.
The tasting however goes from 2:00PM to 5:00PM and is FREE.

Drink Great Wine
MJ the Sommelier

Foris Pinot Noir '04
$17.99 a bottle, $124.29 a case

Dusty aromas of bright red fruits and lavender with a subtle hint of oak. You can almost smell the minerals. Medium to lighter bodied on the palate. Flavors tend towards candied red fruits and stone fruits. Again, a beguiling minerality runs throughout. Subtle oak on the mid-palate. Succulent acidity. Elegant throughout. Just enough ripe, dusty tannins to enhance the complexity of this versatile, food friendly Pinot. Balanced well to drink nicely for the next 1-6 years.

Green Point Chardonnay '04
$17.99 a bottle, $194.28 a case

Light and refreshing, a spicy, toasty style with refinement, finishing with a pretty pear and citrus mix. Drink now through 2010. 350 cases imported. –HS
88 Points Wine Spectator

Foris Fly-Over White
$12.99 a bottle, $140.29 a case

Subtle aromas of bananas and citrus woven amid wet river rocks and minerals. Melange of citrus and melon on the palate, reminds me of the musque clone of Sauvignon Blanc. A fascinating mineral streak overlaid with lime and peaches. Light to medium bodied; crisp, focusing acidity.

Green Point Cabernet/Shiraz '04
$19.99 a bottle, $140.29 a case

Exhibiting earthy, oaky notes interwoven with bacon, black raspberry, and cherry characteristics, the medium-bodied 2003 Shiraz Reserve possesses crisp acidity as well as a zesty, elegant finish. Drink it over the next 3-5 years. -RP
89 points Wine Advocate

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