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Wine + Cheese Combos, Blind Tasting Buddies

Wine Tasting, March 14th, 2019

Cheeses:

  • Flight 1: Fresh as a Daisy
    • Fresh Mozzarella
      • Juicy
    • Fresh Curds, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Seattle, WA, USA
      • Squeaky
    • Cotija, Mexico
      • Crumbly, salty
    • Manouri, Thessalia, Greece
      • Creamy, low salt
  • Flight 2: Firm Talk
  • Flight 3: Preachin’ the Blues
    • Huntsman, Double Gloucester + Stilton, Long Clawson Dairy LTD, Leicestershire, England (cow)
    • Danablu, Rosenborg, Denmark (cow)
    • Blacksticks Blue, Butlers Farmhouse, Lancashire, England (cow)
  • Flight 4: Grassy and Funky
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Lovely Aussie Wines – Blind Tasting Buddies

Wine Tasting, March 6th and 8th, 2019

Wine List:

  • 2012 Moorilla, Muse Series, Méthode Traditionelle, Extra Brut, Tasmania, AU
  • Small Island Wines, “Patsies Blush” Rosé, Tasmania, AU
  • 2018 Moorooduc Estate, Pinot Gris “On Skins”, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip, AU
  • 2017 Envínate, “Benje” Listán Blanco, Ycoden Daute Isora, Tenerife, ES
  • 2016 Frore de Carme, Envidiacochina, Tête de Cuvée, Albariño, Rías Baixas, Galicia, ES
  • 2014 Henschke, “The Rose Grower” Nebbiolo, Eden Valley, Barossa, AU
  • 2018 Tyrrell’s Wines, Special Release, Shiraz Pinot Noir, Hunter Valley, AU
  • 2016 Campbells, Limited Release Rutherglen Durif, Northeast Victoria, AU
  • 2018 Wynn’s Coonawarra Estate, Coonawarra Late Harvest Riesling, Limestone Coast, AU
  • NV Campbells, Rutherglen Grand Muscat, Northeast Victoria, AU
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Sweet & Strong – Fortified Wines, Feb 13 & 15

Wine Tasting, February 13th and 15th 2019

Group favorites indicated in bold.

Flight 1, Sherry:

  • NV Valdespino, Equipo Navazos, Fino Sherry “La Bota de Fino”, “Macharnudo Alto #68”, Jerez DO, Jerez de la Frontera, ES, 15% ABV
  • NV Bodegas César Florido, Amontillado Sherry “Cruz del Mar”, Jerez DO, Chipiona, ES, 17.5% ABV
  • NV Bodegas César Florido, Palo Cortado Sherry “Peña del Aguila, Reserva de familia”, Jerez DO, Chipiona, ES, 21.5% ABV
  • NV Bodegas César Florido, Oloroso Sherry “Crus del Mar”, Jerez DO, Chipiona, ES, 19% ABV
  • NV Bodegas César Florido, Cream Sherry “Cruz del Mar”, Jerez DO, Chipiona, ES, 17.5% ABV
  • NV J.C. Gutiérrez Colosía, Pedro Ximenez Sherry, Jerez DO, El Puerto de Santa Maria – Cádiz, ES, 17% ABV
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Old World Funk, Jan 10 & 11

Wine Tasting, January 10th and 11th, 2019

Wines:

  • 2017 Barbi, Ciliegiole, Umbria IGT, IT
  • 2015 Januik Winery, “Champoux Vineyard” Malbec, Horse Heaven Hills AVA, WA
  • 2015 Antoine Ogier, “Dentellis” Gigondas AOC, Sud Rhône, FR
  • 2016 Bledsoe Family Winery, “Flying B” Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley AVA, WA
  • 2015 Paitin, “Campolive” Barbera d’Alba DOC, Piemonte, IT
  • 2014 G.D. Vajra, “Albe” Barolo DOCG, Piemonte, IT
  • 2015 Isole e Olena, Chianti Classico DOCG, Toscana, IT
  • 2010 Col d’Orcia, “Poggio al Vento Riserva” Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Toscana, IT
  • 2009 R. López de Heredia, “Viña Cubillo Crianza”, Rioja Alta DOCa, ES
  • 2008 La Rioja Alta, “Viña Ardanza Reserva”, Rioja Alavesa DOCa, ES
  • 2016 Domaine Tempier, Bandol Rouge AOC, Provence, FR
  • NV H. Billiot Fils, “Brut Réserve” Champagne, Ambonnay Grand Cru, FR
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Chardonnay Everywhere, Blind Tasting Buddies

 Wine Tasting, January 4th, 2019

Wine List:

  • 2017 Tenuta Stella, Malvasia, Collio DOC, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  • 2015 Château du Basty, Régnié, Beaujolais, FR
  • 2015 Michel et Sylvain Tete, Domaine du Clos du Fief, “Les Capitans” Saint Amour, Beaujolais, FR
  • 2017 Vignaioli del Morellino di Scansano, Vigna Fiorini, “Vendemmia Tardiva” Vermentino, Toscana IGT, IT
  • 2014 Planeta, Menfi DOC Chardonnay, Sicilia, IT
  • 2013 Ashan Cellars, “Celilo Vineyard” Chardonnay, Columbia Gorge, WA, US
  • 2016 Vignoble Guillaume, Chardonnay, IGP Vin de Pays de Franche-Comté, Jura, FR
  • 2012 Michel Gahier, “La Fauquette” Chardonnay, Arbois AOC, Jura, FR
  • 2016 Julien Barraud, Mâcon-Villages AOC Chardonnay, Burgundy, FR
  • 2015 Goodfellow Family Cellars, “Oregon Chardonnay”, Willamette Valley, OR, US
  • 2016 Sleight of Hand Cellars, “The Enchantress” Old Vine Chardonnay, French Creek Vineyard, Yakima Valley, WA, US
  • 2017 Hamilton Russell Vineyards, Chardonnay, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay, Cape South Coast, Western Cape, ZA
  • 2015 Matthiasson Family Vineyards, “Michael Mara Vineyard” Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, CA, US
  • 2017 Bodega Chacra, “Mainqué” Chardonnay, Patagonia, AR
  • 2017 Domaine Giacometti, “Sempre Cuntentu” Sciaccarellu, Saint-Florent, Corsica (Vin de France)
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Cayuse Christmas

Wine Tasting, December 20th, 2018

Wines:

  • NV Billecart-Salmon, Brut Rosé, Champagne, FR
  • 2008 Cayuse Vineyards, “Edith” Grenache Rosé
  • 2008 Cayuse Vineyards, “No Girls” Tempranillo
  • 2002 Cayuse Vineyards, “Impulsivo” Tempranillo
  • 2007 Cayuse Vineyards, “Flying Pig” Merlot – Cabernet Franc Blend
  • 2004 Cayuse Vineyards, “The Widowmaker” Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2015 La Rata, Grenache – Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
  • 2003 Cayuse Vineyards, “Coccinelle Vineyard” Syrah
  • 2012 Horsepower, “Sur Echlas Vineyard” Syrah
  • 2008 Cayuse Vineyards, “Bionic Frog” Syrah
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Hidden Corners of Italy: Dec 6 & 7

Wine Tasting, December 6th and 7th 2018

Wines:

  • Spumante Extra Dry Garda Doc , Cantina di Custoza
  • Val d’Oca Prosecco Treviso Frizzante, Veneto, Italy
  • 2017 Cantina Vignaioli del Morellino di Scansano Vigna Fiorini Vermentino Toscana Vendimmia Tardiva
  • Cantina Pedres – ‘Thilibas’ Vermentino Di Gallura DOCG Superiore
  • Tenuta Stella Malvasia Collio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
  • Nisia – Tenuta Viglione – IGP Puglia Rosato – BIOLOGICO
  • 2011 L’Archetipo Primitivo
  • 2015 Primitivo Gioia del Colle doc 2015 Marpione Tenute Viglione – Organic Wine
  • Negroamaro – Tenuta Viglione – IGP Puglia Rosso – ORGANIC
  • Azienda Agricola Vinica Lame del Sorbo Tintilia del Molise, Italy
  • Azienda Agricola Vinica Lame del Sorbo Merlot del Molise, Italy
  • 2015 Molise Rosso DOC, Borgo di Colloredo
  • Borgo di Colloredo Gironia Biferno Rosso Riserva
  • Tenuta del Priore Col del Mondo Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Terre dei Vestini, Italy
  • Rubesto Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
  • Tenuta Stella Malvasia Rosso,Venezia Giulia, Italy
  • Elegantia Cabernet Maremma Toscana Doc
  • 2015 Domini Veneti ‘La Casetta’ Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso, Veneto, Italy

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Archetype: Krug Clos du Mesnil

Wine Tasting – November 29th, 2018

Wines:

  • NV Billecart-Salmon, Brut Rosé Champagne
  • NV Laurent-Perrier, “La Cuvée” Brut Champagne
  • 2008 Colin, Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne
  • NV Suenen, Oiry Grand Cru, Blanc de Blancs, Extra Brut Champagne
  • NV Frederic Savart, “L’Ouverture”, 1er Cru Brut Champagne
  • 2012 Veuve Fourny et Fils, Blanc de Blancs Champagne
  • 2000 Krug, Clos du Mesnil
  • NV Paul Bara, “Brut Réserve”, Bouzy Grand Cru, Brut Champagne
  • 2006 Perrier-Jouët, “Belle Epoque Luminous” Brut Champagne
  • 2006 Taittinger, “Comtes de Champagne” Blanc de Blancs, Brut Champagne
  • 2017 Domaine Giacometti, “Sempre Cuntentu” Sciaccarellu, Saint-Florent, Corsica, FR

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Beaujolais Exploration Nov 14 & 16

Wine Tasting, November 14th and 16th 2018

Wines:

  • 2007 Stéphane et Vincent Perraud, Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine “Clisson”, Pays Nantais
  • 2017 Raisins Gaulois, Marcel Lapierre
  • 2015 Michel Tete ‘Les Capitans’ Saint-Amour Beaujolais
  • 2016 Domaine de Grand Pré Cuvee Le Loup Brouilly
  • 2017 Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly Cuvee La Chapelle, Beaujolais, France
  • 2017 Envínate Benje
  • 2016 Domaine Marcel Lapierre – Morgon
  • 2017 Domaine Marcel Lapierre – Morgon
  • Johannes Zillinger Reflexion Lage Steinthal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 Jim Barry McRae Wood Shiraz
  • Broadbent Rainwater Madeira
  • 2015 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
  • Emilio Lustau VORS 30 Year Old Pedro Ximenez Sherry, Andalucia, Spain

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Loire Valley White Wines: Oct 11 & 12

Wine Tasting, October 11th and 12th, 2018

Wines:

  • 2015 Brendan Stater-West, Saumur Blanc “Les Chapaudaises”, Anjou-Saumur
  • 2017 Arnaud Lambert, Saumur Blanc “Brézé, Clos de Midi Lieu Dit”, Anjou-Saumur
  • 2014 Domaine du Closel, Savennières “La Jalousie”, Anjou-Saumur
  • 2016 Domaine de la Noblaie, Chinon Blanc, Touraine
  • 2016 Marc Brédif, Vouvray “Classic”, Touriane
  • 2007 Stéphane et Vincent Perraud, Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine “Clisson”, Pays Nantais
  • 2017 Philippe Raimbault, Sancerre BIanc “Les Godons”, Touraine
  • 2007 Didier Dagueneau, Sancerre “Le Mont Damné”, Touraine

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