Wine & Beer Samples 2-10-2017

Blackbird Premium Draft Semi-Sweet Hard Cider (NY)

A semi-sweet, lightly carbonated session draft cider with a sweet apple bouquet and honey notes; Pairs well with pub fare including chicken and p0rk sandwiches.

 

 

Green Flash Le Freak (CA)

First-ever hybrid ale of its kind: convergence of a Belgian-Style Trippel with an American Imperial IPA. Zesty Amarillo dry-hopped marvel entices with fruity Belgian yeast aromatics and a firm, dry finish. Aromas of orange, passion fruit, and sweet bready malts; Flavors of orange marmalade and citrus fruit pith.

Way Kuhl Riesling 2013 (Germany)

Scents of flowers and citrus on the nose are followed by crisp flavors of lime, honey and slate; All balanced out by a bright acidity and lingering finish full of fruit and stone;  The perfect sipping wine alone or with a variety of dishes.

 

 

Le Grand Noir GSM 2015 (France)        

Blend of 60% Grenache, 35% Shiraz, 5% Mourvedre; The blend gives spicy blackberryish flavors, dark plum, black cherry dark fruit and a hint of pepper; Distinctive mineral, perfumed note from the Mourvedre; Perfect with full-flavored meat dishes as well as dishes whose flavors include a note of spice.

Tormentoso Syrah-Mourvedre 2013 (South Africa)

Intensely aromatic, with notes of orange peel, leather, cigar tobacco, black licorice and dark-plummy fruit; Medium to full bodied with layers of black fruit and leather notes;  Finishes with typical black wine-gum flavors, rounded out by soft, juicy tannins. Wonderfully spicy wine.

 

Rinaldi Pink Bug Juice (Italy)

90% Moscato d’Asti, 10% Brachetto d’ Acqui; An addictive, light pink-colored, frothy rose; Low in alcohol; Delicious sweet strawberry and cherry notes are intermixed with hints of peach and apricot; Perfect “brunch” wine.