Wine & Beer Samples 12-16-2016

fleaBirra Flea Noel(Italy)

Amber ale spiced with cardamom, black pepper, sweet orange peel, and cinnamon. The slight variability in time and the presence of natural sediments are index of the craftsmanship of the product.

 

smuttynoseSmuttyNose Rocky Road(NH)

An indulgent blend of ooey-gooey amazingness and the rich goodness of cacao nibs are blended into a full-bodied sweet, stout beer.  Before bottling, it is aged on amaretto-soaked oak chips.

 

 

arbis-blancArbis Blanc 2013(Italy)

Blend of Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, and Friulano; Rich and concentrated structure, but at the same time inviting drinkability. Soft with great volume on the palate and elegant contrast between the buttery character and underlying mineral quality; Natural match for appetizers and soups.

 

etudeEtude Pinot Noir 2014(CA)

The Carneros Estate Pinot Noir intrigues with its rich array of red cherry, wild strawberry, pomegranate raspberry and spice. The core of red fruit is made complex with layers of sassafras, sandalwood and baking spice that build in intensity through the finish.  Opulent mouthfeel and  natural acidity, the wine has substance and depth, yet stays lively and lifting throughout.

trefethenTrefethen Cabernet 2013(CA)                 trefethen

90  points, Wine Enthusiast; Aromas of fresh blackberry, red currant, and dried fruit.  The palate is round and opens with earthy/herbal tones and finishes with silky flavors of cassis, chocolate and black pepper. Balanced and drinkable now, but also an excellent addition to the collector’s cellar.  To bring out the flavors in the wine, complement the entrée with sides or sauces featuring mushrooms, roasted tomatoes or garden spices (oregano or thyme).

villajolandaVilla Jolanda Brachetto(Italy)

A beautiful ruby red sparkling wine with an intense and aromatic bouquet with hints of roses, raspberries and black berries. The sweet velvety taste has fragrant hues and scents of fruits of the forest. An excellent accompaniment to all types of desserts, delicious with fresh fruit.