Tuesday - Saturday
12 PM - 8 PM
of September 18th, 2018
- Burgundy, Loire Valley,
and Piedmont - with a little South Australian kiss. This Chardonnay
blend brings lushness with linearity using the weight of Eden
Valley and the crystalline notes of the Adelaide Hills. Higher
tones in the wine come from herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc and
pithy Arneis adding plenty of texture and stone fruit flavor.
Dry and zesty, with lifted aromas flavors of citrus, melon
and white blossom.
- Located in the commune
of Haux southwest of Bordeaux’s city center, this chateau
has produced estate-bottled wine since the 16th century.
Its renovation in the 19th century yielded the distinctive
now pictured on the label of each of their cuvees. This white
Bordeaux is as complex as most from the Pessac-Leognan appellation
but without the associated high price tag. A delicious juxtaposition
of crisp and creamy, with the slightest hint of wood, this
begs for a seafood dish.
- Bright, medium
to deep crimson in color, opening with violets, sea spray
and fresh Mediterranean herbs. There is a lovely hit of blueberry,
a hint of black tea and the quintessential Australian note
of dried eucalypt. When you first try the wine, there is
an initial burst of fresh fruit sweetness, balanced beautifully
with savory notes of fresh herbs and a lovely acid that complements
the blueberry Danish opulence. This is a fresh and vibrant
Cabernet Sauvignon with focused, yet friendly tannins.
- This 70% Syrah
and 30% Grenache Noir blend from France's Languedoc
region has a beautiful red purple color with intensive brightness.
nose is discrete,
on notes of cherry, leather, candied and red fruit. Averaging
a vine age between 20 and 30 years old, growing on large
pebbles, flint gravel, and chalky-clayey slopes, only 18,000
bottles are produced each year.
- Syrah and Mourvèdre
are natural partners, having grown together in the Rhône
valley for thousands of years, and that relationship continues
to thrive in South Africa. In this blend, black currant and
cherry fruit aromas are balanced with exotic spice and earthy
undertones. The wine is smooth with a dry, lingering finish.
Perfect alongside the braai (South African for BBQ or Roast).
- This Stellenbosch
winery's reserve series of wines are limited production,
to savor. Velvety, soft ripe fruit and a savory touch of
oak make this an intriguing wine made with Malbec, the lesser-known
Bordeaux varietal. Enjoy with a savory seasoned steak, double-cut
grilled pork chop, or exotic meats such as roast wild boar
or lean buffalo steak. Pair
with the "Lamb Shanks Osso Buco"
from our Wines
by Jennifer® Cookbook!
of the Week
Dip & Chips - $10
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or to taste for yourself, stop by the Tasting Room
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by Jennifer® Wine
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Wines by Jennifer® Wine Flights program was
developed to allow introduction, exploration
and comparison into specific wine styles, regions,
varietals, wineries and winemakers. A Flight
will consist of three 2-ounce pours, served in
September Featured Flight: Malbec Regions of Argentina
Argentina is currently the largest producer of Malbec
in the world, and it is grown extensively in every
wine region of the country, from Salta to Patagonia.
Malbec expresses itself very well in regions with broad
temperature ranges and calcareous, clayey or sandy
soils such as those found at the foot of the Andes.
These geographic and climatic features make Argentine
Malbec stand out particularly for the quality of its
tannins: sweet, silky and mouth-filling.
Salta (Northern Argentina)
The northern region of Salta is one with high altitude
of sun. Malbec from this region expresses a
unique personality: aromas of very ripe red
fruits, black pepper and paprika, with a very
structure of solid, sweet tannins. This Malbec
is intense ruby red with great vivacity and
notes. Red fresh
such as raspberry, strawberry and cherry combine
a spicy aroma given by the use of oak. This
wine can be cellared up to four years.
Uco Valley, Mendoza (Central Argentina)
The province of Uco Valley is mountain-flanked
in nearly every direction and dominated by
miles upon miles
vineyards. The province harbors several of
the country’s most highly reputed wineries,
offer biodynamic vineyards, award-winning architecture
and design, and creative chef collaborations.
dominates the country’s wine production,
Malbecs are more elegant, with distinctive
spicy and floral notes. This Malbec is a silky
wine with wonderful depth of fruit and aromas
of black fruits, black pepper, tangerine skin
Superbly refined tannins deliver a sexy
texture plus a bright and minerally
Patagonia (Southern Argentina)
In Patagonia (Neuquén and Río Negro),
is slightly colder and altitudes are less extreme.
This helps the grapes retain acidity, yielding
with notes of ripe black fruits combined with
mineral tone. This Malbec is intense and
red with violet tones. Aromas of red fruits,
plums, and blueberries, with vanilla and some
notes also present. Silky and ripe, this wine
is fresh and balanced with an elegant
and fruity finish.
with leaner cuts of seasoned or spicy red meats,
dark meat poultry, roasted pork, hard cheeses,
charcuterie plates and the “Grilled Lamb Kabobs” from
by Jennifer® Cookbook!