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Rhône Whites Faceoff

Wine Tasting, March 27th, 2019

The Rhône region of France is famous for it’s red Syrah and Grenache based wines, although the whites from its many appellations are equally fascinating. Primary grapes include Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, Clairette, and Grenache Blanc, among many other minor varieties. From Condrieu to the Luberon, the white wines of the Rhône are a great match for pairing to rich foods, and many can enjoy extended cellar aging.

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Giuseppe Quintarelli, Amarone + Recioto, Archetype Tasting

Wine Tasting, March 27th, 2019

Wines:

  • 2004 Giuseppe Quintarelli, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, IT, 1500mL
  • 2004 Giuseppe Quintarelli, Recioto della Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, IT, 375mL
  • 2018 Cruse Wine Co.
  • 2016 Fabio Gea, Cul Otte, Vino Rosso, Neive, Cuneo, IT
  • 2007 Jean François Ganevat, Vin Jaune, Jura, FR
  • 2017 Cà dei Frati, I Frati, Lugana, Veneto, IT
  • 2007 Julien Labet, La Paille Perdu, Vin de Paille, Jura, FR
  • NV Blandy’s, 10 Year Medium Dry Verdelho Madeira, PT
  • NV Blandy’s, 10 Year Rich Malmsey, Madeira, PT
  • 2006 Badia a Coltibuono, Occhio di Pernice, Vin Santo del Chianti Classico, Toscana, IT
  • NV Domaine La Tour Vieille, Banyuls Reserva, Roussillon, FR
  • NV Campbells, Grand Rutherglen Muscat, Victoria, AU
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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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