Cono Sur Bicicleta Sauvignon Blanc Elegant, expressive and dressed in a green-yellow coloring, this Sauvignon Blanc impresses with its citrus notes of grapefruit and green apple, which mingle in with herbal hints. In mouth, its freshness and balance stand out in particular, along with its citric notes and pleasant mineral ending. Chile
Cono Sur Bicicleta Carmenere A deep, beautiful red-carmine color, typical of the variety this wine represents so well. A delicious and velvety Carmenere that displays red fruit aromas perfectly combined with spicy hints. In mouth, it?s definitely an intense wine, tasty, juicy and elegant. Appreciate its excellent structure and balanced acidity and drink young: from 2 to 3 years. Chile
Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir A voluptuous Pinot Noir with rich fruit notes of cherry, raspberry, plum and strawberry - a red fruit party - enhanced by subtle smoked hints. In mouth sweet fruit notes stand out, and its fine tannins give it a great texture and a mouth filling structure.
Saturday, February 15, 3-5 pm
A lovely assortment shall be open!
The Big, Bold & Beautiful An Evening of Hedonistic Reds Tomorrow, February 13, 6:30-8 pm $20 (free for wine club members) Tickets Here | Members RSVP Here Seated & guided tasting led by RJ Red, the color of lust, fire, wine and Valentine’s Day. So many amazing Reds from around the world and we’re featuring a Cabernet Franc, Montepulciano, Sangiovese and the rest listed below with descriptions. Deep dive into the luscious red and black fruits, velvety floral notes, rich earth and that definite touch of vanilla. Chocolates to nibble. Red. do it.
Michael David Inkblot Cabernet Franc Black cherry on the mid-palate, and a bit of graphite on the finish with a touch of vanilla. It shows complex aromas of freshly crushed fruit (blackberry and plum), pepper and tobacco. Velvet-smooth tannins, dense and rich, this elixir fills every corner of the mouth with its decadence. Lodi, CA
Whitehall Lane Tre Leoni Red Blend This blend has amazing depth, balance, and big flavors. The nose evokes candied black fruit, red currants, stewed black plums, licorice, and dried sage. On the palate, it bursts with fresh blackberries, crème de cassis, dark chocolate, and mixed berry jam. This wine has great texture that ultimately finishes with round, silky smooth tannins. Napa Valley, CA
Talamonti Kudos Talamonti was founded by the Di Tonno family, in a magnificent, unspoiled part of the Abruzzi. Kudos is an oak-driven blend of Montepulciano and Merlot that delivers lush richness and modern tones of black fruit, chocolate, cinnamon spice and clove. The close is soft, long and velvety. Colline Pescaresi, Central Italy
Rodolfo Cosimi Terra Rossa “Oltre” Rosso Toscana, ‘15 The “Il Poggiolo” estate was established in Montalcino in 1971 by Roberto Cosimi; Roberto’s son, Rodolfo (Rudy), along with wife Cecilia, now own and operate the estate since Roberto’s death in 1989. In 1994 Rudy purchased the six-acre Terra Rossa vineyard to contrast the traditional-style wines made at Il Poggiolo. The Terra Rossa wines are made at the same facility as the Il Poggiolo wines, just in a different fashion. The Terra Rossa Oltre is a Montalcino super Tuscan, an 80/20 blend of Sangiovese Grosso and Merlot; it is smooth, inky, and rich, with a palate of black currants, huckleberries, brown spices, minerals, and black cherries. Tuscany
The Fableist Cabernet Sauvignon Blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot. Vibrant black currant, cedar and vanilla hit your tongue, as you're warmed by the comforts blackberries and cherries. A strong finish wraps you in a fond embrace. Paso Robles
Domaine Julien Cecillon Syrah Les Graviers Cave Julien Cécillon was founded in 2011 and is the beloved project of winemakers Julien Cécillon and Nancy Kerschen. With vineyards in the appellations of Saint Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage in France’s Northern Rhone Valley, the estate is dedicated to producing elegant, terroir-driven wines. Les Graviers is a negociant blend of Syrah from three sources in the Rhone Valley. The majority comes from the southern parts of the Drôme and Ardèche regions, and a smaller amount from vineyards around Tournon. Les Graviers means “Gravel”, a reference to the humble, though essential stone used everyday. Tickets Here | Members RSVP Here
vann wine dinner Wednesday, February 19 6 pm reception, 6:30 dinner $125 per person (tax & gratuity included) Limited space, reserve your seathere
Upon Arrival Domaine J. Laurens Crémant de Limoux La Rosé N° 7
First Lightly Smoked Sturgeon | sauce vert, buttermilk, wild onion Paired with Les Athlètes du Vin Touraine Chenin Blanc (2018)
Second Scallop on the shell | black truffle, Meyer lemon vinaigrette, mollusk jus Paired with Gramona Penedès Gessamí (2017)
Third Dry-Aged Duck | green apple soubise, puffed wild rice, sauce civet Paired with Domaine Emile Beyer Alsace Pinot Noir Tradition (2017)
Fourth Milk chocolate cremeux | mountain huckleberry sherbet, candy cap caramel Paired with Bodegas Olivares Jumilla Dulce Monastrell (2013)
Vann (pronounced “von” and Norwegian for ‘water’) is a family-owned eatery operated by local chef, Erik Skaar. Erik returned to the western suburbs of Minneapolis after perfecting his cooking skills in some of the country’s best kitchens. His small, one-of-a kind restaurant is a celebration of water. The food. The food at Vann is described as “delectable”, “phenomenal”, and “fresh and exciting”. vann 4016 Shoreline Drive, Spring Park, MN 55384