Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout (New York), Medium bodied with aromas & flavors well balanced between chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt with a hint of booziness and slight sweetness. The finish resembles baker’s chocolate.
Santa Barbara Verdicchio 2016 (Italy), Flavor bursts with dried lemon, pink grapefruit, Granny Smith apple fruit made even better by a nice dose of stony minerality and a dash of fresh herb. This wine glides across the palate like silk then finishes brisk, clean, and fresh. Great wine for seafood and salads or just to sip.
Big Fire Pinot Noir 2014 (Oregon), 93 points-James Suckling – At first sip bright fruit combines with warm spice, red cherry, plums, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Lovely balance & mouth-feel mid-palate; cocoa finish accented by white pepper, soft spices & vanilla. Pairs well with salmon and light poultry dishes.
Matchbook Tinto Rey 2011 (California), 86 points –Wine Enthusiast – (46% Tempranillo, 35% Syrah, 8% Cabernet, 7% Graciano, 4% Pt Verdot) Dense, complex and earthy character provides flavors of dried cranberry, black cherry, and vanilla layered over worn leather and baking spices. Enjoy with pizza or pasta dishes.
Evolucio Tokaj Late Harvest 2015 (Hungary), Made from Furmint grapes, this dessert wine is light gold in color with nose of peaches, apricots and white flowers. Fresh and surprisingly light with great acid. This is an elegant and lighter style of Tokaji Late Harvest and will complement spicy dishes, cheeses or tarts.