Domaine Emile Beyer Pinot Blanc Tradition Soft and delicate, refined floral notes. It combines freshness and suppleness balanced by a pleasing acidity. Excellent with lighter foods but outstanding to sip on its own. Pinot Blanc is the most widely planted varietal in Alsace today. Alsace, France
Domaine LaFage Miraflors Rosé You LOVE the Miraflors blanc and now we have a very small amount of the Rose! Named after an old estate located in the heart of Domaine Lafage, Mas Miraflors, the Miraflors Rosé is sourced from old vines of Grenache Gris, nearing 80 years old, planted near the Mediterranean. Added to this is some Mourvedre that Jean-Marc planted here about 15 years ago. “The 2017 Miraflors Rosé is another beauty that's loaded with fresh, crisp, vibrant strawberry and raspberry fruit.” Roussillon, France
G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo Claret J.C. 100% Nebbiolo from Langhe, Italy. Slightly off-dry, lightly sparkling wine, high in acid, fully red and slightly tannic, this wine is fresh and lively in the mouth but finishes with finesse. Piedmont, Italy
Château de Cugat Cuvée Classique Bordeaux Supérieur The Château de Cugat was constructed in the 1500s and is situated in the Entre-Deux-Mers, which is an appellation designated for strictly white wines. The red wines of the region are entitled to the appellation Bordeaux Contrôlée. Cugat vineyards are comprised of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc for red wines. 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. Ripe notes of blackcurrant, cherry and a touch of licorice.
Saturday's tasting, May 19, 3-5 pm
Château Lamothe de Haux 2016 Bordeaux Blanc Blend of 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Sémillon and 20% Muscadelle. An easily afforsable Bordeaux Blanc offering a pretty nose of citrus and peach in harmony with refreshing acidity. This delicate wine is a splendid aperitif.
Field Recordings Carignan Elegant aromatics with hints red berries, dark cherries and dried flowers. The fresh fruit expands on the palate with hints of candy caps and a mysterious umami character. Instead of the typical bubbly and juicy fruit, the carbonic fermentation helped maintain an old-world elegance. Santa Barbara, CA
Cult Cabernet Sauvignon Toasty barrel tones frame ripe cherry fruit in this classic Cabernet Sauvignon. Rich and concentrated with smooth integrated tannin the wine builds on the palate and leads to a lengthy ripe finish. Napa Valley, CA
Austrian Wine Tasting & Appetizers Next Tuesday, May 22, 5 pm Mendoberri Cafe & Wine Bar, Mendota Heights
Executive Chef and Owner, Robert Ulrich, is an acclaimed, award-winning international Executive Chef. Robert grew up in Vienna, Austria and went on to develop over 20 years of professional culinary preparation, business management and training expertise.
Join us for an Austrian appetizers & wine pairing event with Chef Robert. He’s specifically preparing appetizers as well as charcuterie & cheeses that will pair perfectly with some of the best producers in Austria.
Wines of Istria and Dalmatia, Croatia Tasting & Education Seated & Guided Tasting at Wine Republic Thursday, June 7, 6:30-8 pm, $10*
The wait list was extensive so we’re excited to announce our 2nd Croatian wine tasting with Randy Olson of Minneapolis-based company, Blue Ice. Croatia is an old world wine producer with wines produced over 2,500 years ago.Today, Croatian wineries are largely owned by families and generations of family members that are improving the production techniques to enable Croatian wines to compete with the best in the world wine market.
We will be pouring wines from Istria and Dalmatia, two dominant wine growing regions, and featuring the most popular red and white wines that are indigenous to the regions.
If you have traveled to Croatia and wish to relive your memories of wine drinking, or are planning a trip to Croatia and need a wine tutorial, this night is for you.
Featured wines: Benvenuti Malvazija, Franc Arman Sivi Pinot, Franc Arman Teran, Kraljevski Possip, BRIME Plavac Mali and Stina Cuvée Red
Limited Seating *free for wine club members, register here