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Wines by Jennifer®

Week of May 14th, 2019

 

Sparkling & White Wines

  • Prosecco is an Italian sparkling wine made with Glera grapes from vineyards in the hills of the Veneto in northeastern Italy. A fine perlage winds its way through the bright straw-yellow color. Aromas of peaches and sweet flowers, with hints of tropical and stone fruit on the palate. Light and lively, it’s perfect as an aperitif, or try it with the “Petite Parmesan Baskets with Goat Cheese Mousse” from our Wines by Jennifer® Cookbook.

  • This 100% Torrontes is made with fruit from select vineyards located in Maipu, Mendoza. Pale yellow color with subtle golden hints. Very aromatic yet elegant, with bright yellow fruits and a touch of jasmine and roses. Fresh notes of green apple and melon are balanced with very good acidity on the long finish. Pair with salads, seafood, sushi, or pan-Asian foods.

Red Wines

  • The wine is born in Tuscany’s rugged La Maremma region, where wild boars roam freely and guard the vineyards. Bright ruby red, with clean and precise hints of Morello cherries, wild berries and a moderate spiciness. On the palate, this Sangiovese reveals a full-bodied, assertive flavor, expressing both great intensity and elegance.
  • The goal of this Spanish project is to pay homage to a variety that has been historically forgotten due to the complications involved in making it – Garnacha. Fresh, direct, structured and intense, this Calatayud Garnacha is a big, impressive wine that combines ripe fruit with good structure and freshness. Vivid, chalky, and bright, with raspberry and cherry fruit. Lovely intensity with potential for further development.
  • This big dense, full-flavored wine is made with one of Sonoma County’s most scarce and special red wine grapes: Petite Sirah. Deep blue and inky, aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla, black cherry, and sweet oak jump from the glass. Lush, velvety texture with bright blackberry to blueberry flavors, this PS is weighty and full of fresh, dark berries and rich, dark accents of cocoa nib. Yummy!
  • Tawny Port is made from a blend of red wines that have been exposed to a controlled amount of air while being aged in wood. The resulting wine oxidizes to a golden/brown hue. Typical grapes used in Port production include Tinta Roriz, Tinta Franca, and Touriga Nacional. Rich, luscious and higher in alcohol from the neutral spirits fortification, enjoy this tasty Port with chocolate or a cigar (or both!)

Appetizer of the Week

Antipasta Plate

Antipasta Plate - $10

For more specific information on these great wines, or to taste for yourself, stop by the Tasting Room at Wines by Jennifer this week. We look forward to seeing you!

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And Now Introducing:

Wines by Jennifer® Wine Flights!

($10 Club Members/$12 Guests)


The Wines by Jennifer® Wine Flights program was developed to allow introduction, exploration and comparison into specific wine styles, regions, varietals, wineries and winemakers. The Port Flight will consist of three 1-ounce pours, served in unison.

Featured Flight: Zinfandels

Primitivo and Zinfandel are both clones of the Croatian grape Crljenak. Though genetic equals, they produce very distinctive wines. The Zin is much more fruit-forward, while the Primitivo is leaner and more rustic.

Zinfandel is lighter in color than both Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, but moderate tannins and high acidity make it taste bold. Most Zinfandel wines also have higher alcohol levels ranging from about 14 – 17% ABV.

We frequently see the phrase “Old Vine” associated with Zins. Though there is no set rule or law, the consensus is vines around 50 years old can be tagged as “Old Vines.” Also known as Ancient Vines, Gnarly Vines, Old Timer Vines, Old World Vines or Old Twisted Vines, they are typically in decline, producing less and less fruit. Clusters are fewer, with smaller berry size yielding more intense sugars, color and flavor.

Zinfandel works well with barbecue and lamb, while the more rustic Primitivo works naturally well with Italian meat-based entrees served with traditional red sauce. And, don’t forget the best pairing of all – Belle Toffee’s Roasted Hazelnut Espresso Toffee in Dark Chocolate, available here at Wines by Jennifer®!

 

  • From Puglia, the heel of Italy’s boot, this Primativo is deep ruby red, with intense aromas of ripe red fruit, cherry, mulberry, blueberry, vanilla and herbs. Bold and long, with enjoyable tannins, pair this with red meats, roasts, and aged cheeses.
  • Paso Robles is arguably one of America’s premier Zin-growing regions. Dark berry and spicy aromas lead to a palate rich with jammy, ripe plum and blackberry flavors bolstered by a touch of black pepper. Sweet, toasted oak offers a plush mouthfeel and a long, velvety finish.
  • Fruit is from a blend of 16 different blocks of Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel vineyards with an average age of 87 years. With berries and spice on the nose, dark, sweet fruit fills the palate with just a hint of black pepper. This wine has a long, lingering finish and the potential to age.

 


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