June 7, 2019 – Friday Tasting!

Tastings and News / Friday, June 7th, 2019

Getting ready for a graduation party or a barbecue?!

We will have open two rosés, a Pinot Noir from Sonoma, California and a classic Provence, France
A Verdecchio grape with nice minerality from Marche, Italy
and a very good light Pinot Noir red from Oregon

Tasting time: 6:00  to 9:00

See below for full description:

Umani Ronchi Verdicchio Classico Superiore Casal di Serra 2017

Italy > Marche > Castelli di Jesi

Umani Ronchi was founded in 1957 by Gino Umani Ronchi, and was later acquired by Massimo Bernetti. During the 1990s, Michele Bernetti joined his father Massimo in the management of the winery. After many years of cooperation with Giacomo Tachis, in 2002, they appointed famed Beppe Caviola as their consulting enologist. Umani Ronchi is widely considered the leading wine producer in Le Marche. Stretching along the Eastern coast of Italy, this region provides an ideal environment for the Montepulciano and Verdicchio grapes. Within Le Marche, Umani Ronchi owns over 400 acres in the prestigious production areas of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico and Rosso Conero. Acknowledging the renewed interest in nearby Abruzzo, Umani Ronchi has also purchased an estate in the Colline Teramane area, a quality-driven sub-zone within the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC. The mission of Umani Ronchi is to continually improve the quality of its wines, accentuating the varietal characteristics of the regional grapes from Le Marche and Abruzzo. This process is carried out with the utmost care for the inexpensive wines as well as for the world-class offerings that have made Umani Ronchi famous. In fact, most of their wines are produced from single vineyards, a practice that has transformed the image of Le Marche in Italy and around the world. Gambero Rosso recently described Umani Ronchi as the ‘Ambassador of Le Marche, making elegant and qualitative wines that are modern yet classic’. The same focus on elegance and finesse is best described in Michele Bernetti’s motto: Great wines, not big wines!

The wine
It was created in the 1980s by selecting the best grapes grown in the Montecarotto vineyard, and later enriched with grapes from another three plots situated in the most suitable areas for cultivating Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi. All the values of a great indigenous variety find expression in this wine. Contact with its own natural yeasts during fermentation and in the ageing process gives Casal di Serra particular properties of richness and personality, without altering its fine balance and special elegance.

Straw yellow color with golden hints, to the nose it shows intense and persistent perfumes of wild flowers and aromas of yellow pulp fruit such as peach, apricot and golden apple. To the palate it’s rich and velvety with a good dose of freshness and sapidity to balance the great softness. Dry finish, persistent and intensely fruity.

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Chateau Sainte Marguerite Rose Love

France > Provence > Cotes de Provence > La Londe
Cinsault, Grenache
Chateau Sainte Marguerite

Chateau Sainte Marguerite is located in Southern France in La Londe Les Maures, a small village in the Var region between Toulon and St. Tropez. Situated in the town of La Londe Les Maures, the Chateau Sainte Marguerite invites you to discover the finesse of the organic wines. An exceptional terroir, the estate is set amongst 75 hectares of clay and shale soil. An extremely rigourous selection of vine varieties, responsible cultivation methods and favorable climatic conditions make for a perfect terroir.

Light, bright pink. Fresh and focused on the nose, displaying an array of lively red berry and pit fruit scents and a zesty orange pith topnote. Dry and seamless in the mouth, showing good depth and nervy cut to its strawberry, nectarine and blood orange flavors. Finishes smooth and tangy, with repeating citrus fruit character and a subtle floral touch

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Flowers Rose

United States > California > Sonoma County > Sonoma Coast
Pinot Noir

Perched on top of soaring coastal ridges that border the Pacific Ocean, Flowers’ estate vineyards were some of the first planted on the “extreme” Sonoma Coast in 1991. Flowers’ vineyards rise up just two miles from the rugged Pacific Ocean cliffs at elevations of 1,150 to 1,875 feet. The maritime breezes and coastal fog cool the vineyards during the heat of summer allowing fruit to fully mature with fresh, complex flavors and lively acidity resulting in wines with a distinct coastal minerality and bright natural acidity.

Made from 100% Pinot Noir, the Rose of Pinot Noir has a very pale salmon-pink color and offers up pretty floral notions of roses and lavender over a core of fresh raspberries and Bing cherries plus a touch of wet pebbles. Medium-bodied, the palate reveals elegant red berries and chalky layers with a lively backbone and peppery lift to the finish.

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Evolution Pinot Noir 2017

United States > Oregon > Willamette Valley
Pinot Noir

When their parents Bill Blosser and Susan Sokol Blosser planted their first vines in 1971, they needed all of their youthful self-confidence, energy and determination to make their way because there was no wine industry in Oregon. Today, with over 500 wineries and more than 19,000 acres of vineyards, Oregon wines are available throughout the world. Sokol Blosser has survived, grown and prospered as a family-owned and run operation, and we are proud to have been part of developing and shaping Oregon’s now prominent wine industry.

Fragrant red cherries and strawberries here with a sappy and gently herbal edge. The freshness really appeals. There’s a very focused, strawberry and cherry-flavored palate with lithe, juicy tannins delivered in an attractive style.

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