- This is just to let eveyone know, ABC Liquors on US1 and SW150 Street, is having a wine tasting Thursday at 7pm. If it's anything like the last one I attended there, it should be great. They featured about 40 different bottles of wine, for only $7.
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Subject: Wine tasting
For viewing online. Wait for the images to load.Friday April 1st
This week we are back to normal and we are going to taste some wine on Friday Night. I'd like you to join us for a tasting of these very interesting wines:
Gini Soave Classico 2003 (Veneto, Italy)
This Soave Classico exhibits mineral and honeyed grapefruit characteristics, along with citrus and almonds. With great freshness, surprising richness, and real intensity, it emains light and delicate in the mouth.
Icardi Moscato d'Asti La Rosa Selvatica (Piedmont, Italy)
One of the most refreshing aperitif wines money can buy, a Moscato d'Asti is extremely low in alcohol (usually under 6%) This wine exhibits abundant quantities of the fruit cocktail-like nose with scents of melons, oranges, apricots, and peaches. Delicious, pure, and light, a slightly spritzy, it is an outstanding Moscato.
Bodegas Castaño Solanera 2002 (Yecla, Spain)
There are 20,000 cases of the 2002 Solanera, a formidably endowed, chunky, rich, chocolatey, melted licorice, blackberry and black currant-scented wine. A deep ruby/purple color is followed by a medium to full-bodied red with loads of texture, and a luscious mid-palate revealing notion of scorched earth and black fruits. It is a sizeable effort with extremely ripe tannin, something only old vine, late harvested Mourvedre can achieve.
Robert Parker 90 points.
Kaesler Stonehorse GMS 2003 (Australia)
The 2003 Stonehorse GSM (55% Grenache from 70-year-old vines, 37% Shiraz from 40-year-old vines, and 8% Mourvedre from 7-year-old vines) was aged in old French and American oak for 12 months prior to bottling. Reminiscent of a southern Cotes du Rhone blended with a Bandol, it exhibits notes of tree bark, earth, spice bark, pepper, and dusty red as well as black fruits in a distinctively earthy, spicy style.
Carpineta Fontalpino Do Ut Des 2000 (Tuscany, Italy)
The 2000 Do Ut Des could easily pass for a 2000 Bordeaux. Somewhat internationally-styled, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as a big, extracted, high tannin feel in the mouth, a larger than life personality, and a massive finish. This is a seriously rich, formidable effort that requires plenty of time in the bottle. Sadly, only 250 cases were produced.Tasting hours 06:00 to 08:00
Admission fee:$10 and you keep your Riedel Crystal Glass
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