2017 Wine Tasting

Taste these fine wines, provided by Alabama Crown Distributing Company and Sam Spina Importing Co., Inc.:

Aquinas Cabernet Sauvignon
This Aquinas Cabernet Sauvignon delights with aromas crushed currants, blackberry jam and fresh violet petals. On the palate, decadent toasted oak notes from the blend of American and French Oak aging regimen blend with black cherry and sweetened cranberry. A fruit-forward, full-bodied and delightfully structured Cabernet Sauvignon.
 
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Château de Cruzeau Rouge
The nose features ripe black cherry, vanilla, and sweet spice. The wine is powerful on the palate, with firm acidity and velvety yet structured tannins. Flavors of blackberry and smoke lead to a long finish.
 
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Château Minuty Rosé 
A magnificent wine of pleasure: the aromatic harmony of grenache and cinsault offers some notes of peach and candied orange. The mouth is fresh and round.
 
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Chloe Pinot Grigio
Alluring aromatics lead into an intense expression of the Pinot Grigio grape with a generously structured mouth feel. On the palate, this Pinot Grigio displays flavors of juicy white peach, soft melon, crisp apple, and floral honeysuckle with a subtle undertone of Meyer lemon. This bright, classic Pinot Grigio is fermented in 100% stainless steel and delivers pure panache for sophisticated wine lovers.
 
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Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay
The 2015 Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay from Sonoma County has superior lots of fruit from vineyards in Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley and Carneros. This full-bodied and refreshing Chardonnay boasts aromas of graham cracker, quince, lemons, orange blossoms, lychee, and white peaches perfectly balanced by flavors of Meyer lemon, pear and butter cream with a toasty vanilla finish.
 
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The Four Graces Pinot Noir
 
This 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a beautiful ruby color with expressive aromas of red cherry, peppercorn and forest floor. The palate is medium bodied with bright, bold flavors of red currant, dark chocolate and dusty tannin on the finish.
 
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Gruet Sparkling Wine
Aromas of green apple, citrus, and minerality make for a delightful start to this traditional sparkler. This Brut NV offers bright, crisp acidity complimented by a touch of yeast on the delightfully long finish. A classic house style!
 
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Jean Luc Colombo Côtes du Rhône Rouge

This is a fresh and silky wine, with notes of licorice and spice on the palate.

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Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay

Light yellow in color. Combining richness with elegance and vibrancy this ripe, delicious wine serves up tasty white pear, mineral notes and toasty hazelnut. Deeply concentrated with a silky texture and layers of pears and ripe figs and mineral flavors with a long and vibrant finish.

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Barone Di Bernaj-Etna Rosso
 
Parva Res Inzolia
 
Parva Res Nero d’Avola
 
Parva Res Pinot Grigio
 
Tasari Grillo 
 
Tasari Nero d’Avola