January 17, 2020 – Mid January Friday Tasting!

Tastings and News / Friday, January 17th, 2020

Join us this Friday, we will have open,
Italians reds and Mexican white! How you ever try a wine from there? Try with your next order of tacos!

Tasting Time: 6:00 to 9:00pm

See below for full information:

Cantina Sociale Cooperativa, Copertino Rosso Riserva (2010)

Category: Wine – Still – Red
Grapes: Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera
Geography: Puglia, Italy
Appellation: Copertino
When colonizing Greeks first roamed Italy they named it Oenotria land of the vine. It was Puglia, located in Italys southernmost reaches that was the inspiration for this colorful declaration. Today, Puglia is home to 25 production zones, most significantly the DOC Copertino. The Copertino Cooperative was established in 1935 when a group of visionary growers, from a tiny town in the heart of the Salento peninsulas wine growing region, decided to produce a higher quality wine from their traditional indigenous grapes. Presently 1,000 growers farm as few as 1,000 acres of vineyard to provide the grapes for Copertino Riserva. Severino Garofano, long regarded as the most authoritative and respected enologist in the Salento, carries on and advances a proud tradition. Once viewed almost solely as a resource for blending grapes, the Salento and Copertino now put an accent on premium quality. It is Garofano who is often credited for being the catalyst for the DOC Copertinos rapidly improving wines. He makes his wines from a blend of 95% Negro Amaro and 5% Malvasia Nera. They combine to create a powerful, inky wine that is silky textured with remarkable depth, complexity and character.


Pala, Cannonau di Sardegna I Fiori (2018)

Category: Wine – Still – Red
Grape: Cannonau
Geography: Sardinia, Italy
Appellation: Cannonau di Sardegna
In 1950, with the first harvest, Pala began his adventure with wine amongst the rolling, vine-covered hills of Serdiana, an idyllic village located in southern Sardinia. With mild winters and warm, dry summers, this part of Italys second largest island is ideal for grape growing, with all the traditional varietals finding a special home here. Under the guidance of Mario Pala, the winery continues to be family-owned, where the value of tradition and the innovation of modern techniques are both significant facets of the winemaking process. Pala owns six different vineyard areas with a total of 68 hectares currently under vine. Each vineyard is planted with varietals that are chosen according to the microclimate and soil type of the individual site. A deep respect for tradition, special care and devotion to the vines and finally the production of great wines, have always been the fundamental philosophy of Pala. This dedication has resulted in wines of great character and elegance that are enjoyed by wine lovers around the world.Pala practices organic farming in the vineyard and does not use chemical pesticides or fertilizers
Cannonau has been growing in Sardinia since the Neolithic period and is one of the most widely planted varietals on the island. Recent studies indicate that Cannonau, a varietal rich in phenols, is the wine to drink for longevity. This is supported by the fact that Sardinia has one of the world’s largest populations of centenarians. Originally called Triente, Pala’s Cannonau has been renamed i Fiori (the flowers) in honor of Sardinia’s biodiversity. The flower on the label is an endemic plant of the island. After temperature-controlled fermentation, the wine spends 8 months in stainless steel and concrete tanks and then rests for 2-3 months in bottle before release.
Grape varieties: 100% Cannonau
Altitude: 150-180 m ASL
Vineyard age: 40 years old
Grape yield: 80 ql/ha
Exposure: Northwest/Southwest
Soil: S’Acquasassa vineyard: clay and gravel. Crabilis vineyard: limestone and clay soils at the base and middle of the hill and sandy soil with a higher gravel content towards the top.
Alcohol: 13%
Tasting notes: Intense ruby-red color with subtle spice and mature red fruit aromas. Medium-bodied with good structure and a lingering finish. Serve with both white and red meats, spicy foods and flavorful cheeses.

L.A. Cetto, Sauvignon Blanc (2018)

Category: Wine – Still – Red
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Geography: Baja California, Mexico

In 1928, Don Angelo Cetto initiated the most important wine tradition in the country. With great faith, and confidence in the soil of Baja California, he gave himself the task of starting his own wine revolution in the region.

In 1963 Cetto’s Wine, under the leadership of Don Luis Augustin Cetto spearheaded a rapid modernization and vast transformation of oenology. Being the wine pioneer in the Valle de Guadalupe, Cetto concentrated on the introduction of a variety of fine grapes and in exploring the diverse terrains and climates of the region. He crowned his wine-making process by founding L.A Cetto Winery in 1975. His great purpose to give Mexico the best Baja California has to offer.

Currently, Luis Alberto is the third generation of this wine crafting tradition. He is completely dedicated to the tradition that his grandfather started. He shares the vision of Don Luis and in a short time has expanded to 27 international markets such as, France, Spain, Germany, United States, Canada to name a few. LA Cetto’s wines have received more than 150 awards from some of the most prestigious wine competitions in the world.
Three generations with a tradition of wine crafting excellence.

The grapes for this wine are sourced from the Guadalupe Valley in Baja California, Mexico. L.A. Cetto wines are produced using 100% natural and sustainable methods and green practices.
Grape varieties : Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol : 12.5%
Tasting notes : Delicate aromas of green herbs and citrus. Dry, light and well-balanced. Ideal with light salads and seafood.

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