Tuesday - Saturday
12 PM - 8 PM
are the December, 2009 Featured Wines for the Wines
by Jennifer Wine Club.
Loire Valley, France
sparkling wine is composed of a selection of juice
from the vines of the "Garden of France," the
Loire Valley, an enchanted land of vineyards, flowers
and rolling green hills dotted with more than a thousand
wines are vinified, blended and bottled in the Bove
cellars, an underground quarry abandoned after it had
been used to build the Loire châteaux. Made according
to traditional methods, the secondary fermentation
takes place in the bottle over a period of about four
The wine is 100% Chenin Blanc, light golden in color,
with small, long-lasting bubbles. Full and frothy upfront
with almond, fig and pear flavors, it is a festive wine
for a festive time!
Quattro Leoni Barbera
Barbera d'Asti is an Italian red wine made from the Barbera
grape, first discovered in the hills of Monferrato in
central Piedmont in the 13th century. Today, it is most
associated with the hilly Piedmont provinces of Asti
and Alexandria, the former being granted DOC status in
Leoni (Four Lions) wines are hand-picked, estate-grown
wines produced from vineyards that, along with the
family lineage, date back to 1108 AD.
The wine is magenta with a rich burgundy hue. An underlying
floral note of roses with coffee, and a touch of gaminess
or leather define the nose. The palate gives rich, dark
cherry flavors, a touch of rhubarb, toffee notes, and a
refined raspberry character. Lots of fruit here, but it
has a very smooth, integrated finish.
Serve with osso bucco, lasagna, and grilled pork chops.