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August 25, 2017

Olé, Olé, Olé!
You’ll be Cheering for Spanish Wines at Wine Tasting This Friday, August 25th
5:30 – 7:30 at Nature Nook


Nisia Verdejo Old Vines White
Apple, peach and melon aromas are clean and fruity. The palate on this Verdejo is melony, which matches the wine’s melon and papaya flavors. On the finish, a note of apple cider is detectable. 89 Pts. in Wine Enthusiast

Ponzi Pinot Grigio
Okay, so we’re sneaking in an Oregon Pinot Grigio, but this is a super white wine we couldn’t pass up. Ponzi Pinot Gris is noted for aromas of vanilla bean, pear and almonds, with earthy flavors of fresh quince and golden apple sweetness on the finish.

Honoro Vera Red Blend
A smooth, well-balanced blend of Garnacha, Syrah and Monastrell from the Juan Gil family this wine is a huge bang-for-buck. Deep aromas of blackberry, cherry liqueur and licorice, plus a slowly building smoky nuance this red blend is warm and broad on the palate, offering plush flavors of ripe cherry and dark berries. Nicely concentrated and broad-shouldered; the black currant note comes back on the round, gently tannic, smoke-tinged finish. 89 Pts. in Vinous

Juan Gil Silver Label
Deep purple/black color this Monastrell explodes with aromas of ripe currant, red berries and smoked notes. Rich, powerful and voluminous the wine is silken and juicy in the mid-palate with excellent length and fine, ripe tannins.

July 26, 2017

FitVine wines are fermented with a process that produces wine with less sugar, carbs and calories than typical wines. They also use a special filtering process that removes most of the sulfites. Read more about FitVine Wines

Try some this Friday, July 28th from 5:30 – 7:30 at Nature Nook

Frenzy Sauvignon Blanc
FRENZY is a name inspired by the myriad, uncontrollable forces of nature that must fall into place in order to make great wine. It also connotes the numerous, vivid aromatic and flavor characteristics you will find in this New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Priced to offer exceptional value, FRENZY doesn’t compromise in its display of peach, grapefruit, lime, melon and fresh-cut grass characteristics, all enveloped in a brisk, refreshing acidity that will complement a wide range of foods.

FitVine Chardonnay
This refreshing Chardonnay has aromas of pears and lemon custard, citrus swirls and a hint of vanilla. A full bodied dry wine with a long crisp finish, it’s fermented in stainless steel instead of oak. This wine is clean and crisp while full flavored, double-filtered and cold stabilized.

Per 5oz glass average approximately, 90 calories and 3g of carbohydrates at 13.4% alcohol and ~0.2g of sugar. Sulfites <.35ppm

Vinum Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir has a deep garnet color with ripe cherry and strawberry rhubarb, backed with earthy tones and subtle clove spice. Simply put, it has the Pinot Noir perfume backed with earthy spice. On the palate the wine is a full bodied Pinot with finesse. It is very Burgundian in style in its reserved use of oak, yet it is sappy on the palate with rich, sweet cherry and soft tannins. This is a serious Pinot Noir that drinks better than most wines at twice the price.

FitVine Cabernet Sauvignon
A classic Cabernet nose of currant, lavender, black licorice and a hint of new oak. Rich purpose soft tannins wrap around flavors of cedar, boysenberry and coffee, chocolate with a hint of leather. Full flavored, clean taste with a smooth finish.

Per 5oz glass average approximately, 95 calories and 3.4g of carbohydrates at 13.9% alcohol & ~0.2g of sugar

July 14, 2017

We have some great Wines and some yummy Summer Dips and Desserts for you to try! Join us tonight, July 14th from 5:30 – 7:30

These great wines are noted as some of California’s Super Value Wines and Best Buys by critics such as Wine Enthusiast (and me, and Ian Pascoe our Vintage Wine rep).

In other words, they compare to much more expensive wines except with a great price point. You don’t want to miss checking them out — and checking out with them!

Plus, taste these delicious summer dips and desserts made using our delicious Country Home Creations Dip Mixes:
– Fluffy Chocolate Strawberry Dip
– Fluffy Tropical Fruit Salad
– Lemon Blueberry Walnut Cake


Bogle Sauvignon Blanc
Lively and refreshing, Bogle’s Sauvignon Blanc is made using reductive winemaking techniques and cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks to capture the true and unadulterated essence of the varietal. Bright aromas of lemon zest and tropical fruits burst from the glass, followed by notes of citrus and lemon grass. The crisp entry of Meyer lemons is softened with hints of passion fruit on the mid-palate, adding body.

Bogle Pinot Noir
Combing grapes from the Russian River Valley, coastal Monterey hills and the unique Clarksburg Delta, the resulting wine is an elegant, classic Pinot Noir. Scents of ripe summer strawberries make a lovely first impression, while hints of crushed violets and sweet dried herbs resonate on the nose. Refined and nuanced, the wine softens in the mouth with layers of cherry fruit wrapped in a comforting blanket of pipe tobacco and worn leather flavors. The finish is perfectly balanced with touches of baking spices, fragrant fruit and earth tones

Bogle Merlot
Gorgeous in the glass, this deeply colored wine entices you with aromas of black cherry, pipe tobacco and sweet anise. The lively first taste is full of rich red fruits of cherries, plums and a touch of cola that becomes silky and smooth. A light pop of acidity with notes of baking spices and mocha lead to a soft and lingering finish.

Bogle Essential Red
This compelling blend of Old Vine Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah creates a juicy and mouthfilling wine. Richly textured dark berries and black plums flavors are nuanced by juniper and dried herbs. The jammy fruit is framed with spicy cedar and hints of pipe tobacco and cocoa as the American oak lingers through the aging of 12 long months. Luscious from start to finish, this wine is easy to drink, but impossible to forget. Share it with your friends tonight.

June 28, 2017

Join Us, Friday, June 30th for Wine Tasting!

La Playa Estate Sauvignon Blanc

A super value, this is a delicious well balanced wine from Chile with a clean minerality on the finish. La Playa Estate Sauvignon Blanc is crisp, with notes of pineapple and mango. The wine has a clean citrus finish with a hint of minerality. Made with 100% Sauvignon Blanc.

The Whip White Blend

The Whip is an elegant and balanced wine, fruit driven with a hint of oak, this unique wine showcases juicy fruit flavors of white peach, pear and melon with bright acidity and a touch of sweetness that creates a smooth and creamy finish. Blend: 29% Semillon, 27% Chardonnay, 18% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% Orange Muscat, 8% Muscat Canelli, 6% Viognier

Michael David 7 Deadly Red

This dangerously delicious red blend erupts with fresh vibrant blackberry and dark cherry fruit. Aging in both French and American oak adds to the wines complexity showing clove spice, hints of campfire smoke and vanilla undertones. This wine is well balanced with a rich lengthy finish. Perfect for the red meat lover!

Rib Shack Red

A full bodied red wine with rich, ripe dark berry flavors and sumptuous smoky oak spice after wood maturation. This is a bold and expressive blend that balances the best of both Pinotage and Shiraz varietals with style and complexity right through to a smooth and juicy textured finish. The perfect red blend for any red meat whether a sizzling steak, sticky ribs, hamburgers or pulled pork.

June 14, 2017

We’ve Got Some Great Manly Man Wines for Wine Tasting This Week!
(the ladies will like them too!)
Friday, June 16 from 5:30 – 7:30

Clean Slate Reisling
This German Reisling is a perfect wine for summer with clean, fresh, and lively flavors. Aromas of ripe peaches, apricots, orange citrus and white flowers, Clean Slate Riesling is medium sweet, nicely balanced by the wine’s acidity, which heightens the wine’s juiciness and exotic tangy flavors. Great contrast to anything spicy such as spicy shrimp, Asian foods or chips and salsa.

Chamisal Stainless Chardonnay
A refreshing Chardonnay for the summer with tropical notes of juicy Mandarin, ripe kiwi and papaya highlighted by aromas of lemon drop, apple blossom and refreshing minerality. The palate supports the nose, revealing the Stainless winemaking with its round, weighty mouthfeel. Crisp acidity and flavors of white nectarine, mango and key lime pie filling round out the clean, lingering finish.

Gentleman’s Collection Red Blend
Get out the grill for this super delicious red blend! This red blend from Australia features the best that Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon have to offer. Hints of dark fruits dance with a long oak bourbon finish, to complete this delightfully delightful blend. You’ll notice caramel and char and sweet bourbon oak aromas. Enjoy with an antipasto platter or steak.

Gentleman’s Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
This mellow, full-bodied Cabernet has rich notes of blackcurrant, a smooth finish and aroma of blueberry and violet. It’s the perfect companion for a sophisticated soiree or a relaxing summer evening on the deck. Pair with pasta, red meat or a cheese platter.