February 14, 2020 – President’s day Weekend Tasting!

Tastings and News / Friday, February 14th, 2020

Join us this Friday before you head out of town for the long weekend or grab a bottle to chill with your Hanny in Brooklyn during this long weekend!

We will have open #4 wines,
A Rosé Cremant Sparkling for Valentine’s Day occasion
A white Verdicchio grape from Italy
And two reds, a gamay grape from Burgundy France and a Cabernet Sauvignon from California

Tasting Time: 5:30 to 8:30pm

See below for full information:

Maison Willm, Crémant d’Alsace Brut Rosé (NV)

Category: Wine – Sparkling – Rosé
Grape: Pinot Noir
Geography: Alsace, France
Appellation: Crémant d’Alsace
Founded in 1896 by the Willm family in Barr in Northern Alsace, the Maison Willm sources fruit from the historic Kirchberg de Barr vineyard, located half way up the southeast facing slope that looks over Barr.  Jean-Luc Ostertag manages the vineyard using sustainable practices.
Medium pink salmon.  Ripe red cherry and berry run throughout this Pinot Noir based Crémant.  Bright, pure fruit on a suave, full palate with a chalky finish offers a delicious, and reasonably priced wine.

La Monacesca, Verdicchio di Matelica (2017)

Grape: Verdicchio
Geography: Marche, Italy
Appellation: Verdicchio di Matelica

The area where we are located owes its name to the settlement, around 900AD, to a small band of Benedictine monks from the monastery of Farfa who fled northern Italy under the scourge of the Lombards. They decided to stay in this out-of-the-way place, and built a small church and a monastery (today perfectly restored and now part of the winery’s borgo, or hamlet); thus this splendid area took the name of Monacesca over time. The name became the winery brand-name too in 1966, when Casimiro Cifola, having purchased the farm properties, began planting the first vineyards and built the first wine cellar. 1973 saw the release of our first Verdicchio di Matelica. This signalled the departure point for an extraordinary adventure. Starting in 1982, Casimiro was joined by his son Aldo, the current director of the winery; he gave his support to efforts to further increase, through technical means, efforts focused on drawing out the qualities inherent in our fantastic noble grape.
This is their most distinctive version of Verdicchio di Matelica. It needs a bit of time for its characteristics to mature and thus to reveal itself as a wine of exuberant aromatic richness, yielding notes of anise, citron, and dried fruit. Powerful and full-bodied on the palate, it maintains its remarkable concentration on through a very lengthy finish.


Henry Fessy, Morgon Les Tourelles (2017)

Grape: Gamay
Geography: Burgundy, France
Appellation: Morgon

Since 1888 the Fessy family has been based in the heart of the Brouilly appellation. Over the years they have purchased choice parcels of vineyards in most of the 10 Crus and the Beaujolais-Villages appellations to create the enviable domain that we have today of nearly 70 hectares of prime vineyards. Work in our vineyards is carried out with sensitivity and intelligence and we only intervene when necessary or beneficial. This philosophy allows us to produce highly characterful wines which express a real sense of place and origin. They offer the full range of Beaujolais wines from our own vineyards each expressing their own unique terroir.Experience, tradition, respect and an in-depth knowledge of the Beaujolais vineyards go hand in hand making Henry Fessy a respected quality-driven domain.

Here, Gamay produces generous, robust wines which are fruit-forward with notes of cherry, kirsch and apricot. With a good cellaring potential Morgon comes close to a Burgundian Pinot Noir.

On the palate, it is round and supple with silky tannins. On the finish, delicate notes of nutmeg appear.


Firestone Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon (2017)

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Geography: California, United States
Firestone Vineyard specializes in expressive high-quality wines from estate and select vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley and Paso Robles. Long considered a destination for visitors to Santa Barbara County’s wine country, Firestone produces an array of Bordeaux-influenced wines in competitively-priced categories.

The 2017 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon is deep and inviting. The wine displays aromas of Black Cherry and dark plum resulting in a lovely hint of violet. Flavors of cherry cola and cocoa nib are rounded out by a note of pipe tobacco. Overall the wine features a firm tannin structured balanced by a smooth lingering finish.

Blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 7% Syrah, 5% Petit Verdot