November 22, 2019 – Thanksgiving Week Tasting!


Tastings / Friday, November 22nd, 2019

On Friday will we have open 4 delicious wines to serve at Thanksgiving: a refreshing Riesling from Mosel (Germany), a deep and gallant Languedoc red (Kermit Lynch selection), an extremely versatile Rioja Crianza and a rich and fulsome single-grape variety of Garnacha (100 points from Robert Parker in ’07 and ’09).

On Saturday for our local spirit Fall series we will showcase Stillhouse Distillery from Red Hook Brooklyn!
They will be show their famous Bourbon

Tasting time: 6:00 to 9:00

See below full wine information:

Dr. Loosen, Dr. L Riesling Dry (2018)

Grape: Riesling
Geography: Mosel, Germany
Appellation: Mosel

The Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for over 200 years. When Ernst Loosen assumed ownership in 1988, he realized that with ungrafted vines averaging 60 years old in some of Germany’s best-rated vineyards, he had the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class wines. To achieve this, Ernst dramatically restricts crop size, prohibits chemical fertilization, insists on very strict fruit selection, and employs gentle cellar practices that allow the wine to develop its full potential with a minimum of handling.

This crisp, refreshing Riesling is the dry counterpart to the fruity, off-dry Dr. L Riesling.

 

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Carlos Serres, Rioja Crianza (2015)

Grapes: Tempranillo and Garnacha
Geography: Rioja, Spain
Appellation: Rioja

Established in 1896 by Frenchman Carlos Serres, the winery is one of the longest established houses in Rioja and was key to the development and success of the region.

When Carlos Serres arrived in Rioja in 1885, the town of Haro had already established itself as a key distribution hub with lots of commercial activity with the arrival of the railway in 1880. By the end of the 19th Century, Haro was the main source of Rioja for the world.

Today’s winery still respects the legacy and traditions of its founder: Concrete tanks protect the fruit characters and expressions of each of the varieties with the continuous micro-oxygenation produced by their natural porosity. The Bordeaux style, established by Carlos Serres, giving the wine its spicy, vanillin notes, still comes from using French and American oak barrels from the best coopers, slumbering in the brand new 5000-barrel cellar. All this with an architectural style that fuses a century of history with modern design.

Intense red fruit and spicy aroma with delicate licorice hints. Complex, well-balanced while fresh and fruity.

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Château de Lascaux, Pic Saint-Loup Rouge Carra (2015)

Grapes: Syrah, Grenache
Geography: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Appellation: Pic Saint-Loup
Farming: Organic

The vineyards of Château de Lascaux have been in the family for thirteen generations. The name of the domaine, “Lascaux” comes from a limestone specific to the domaine’s vineyard sites. Jean-Benoît Cavalier took direction of the property in 1984, just after finishing a degree in Agricultural Engineering. In 1990, he consolidated the vineyards, restructured the ancient cellars, and created the official domaine, Château de Lascaux. Today, over twenty-five years later, the domaine has expanded from twenty-five to eighty-five hectares of vineyards, surrounded by three-hundred hectares of forest, filled with green oaks, pines, and garrigue. The quiet isolation of this part of the region, coupled with its proximity to both the sea and the mountains, makes this microclimate so unique. It is nestled along the foothills of the Cevennes, a mountain range that sits in the heart of the Midi. These foothills protect the vines from the cool Mistral and Tramontagne winds, and bring more rain to an otherwise dry climate. That this temperate zone brings a long, slow ripening of the grapes only adds to the wines’ complexity. The stony soil lends finesse and freshness to his wines, giving the reds greater aging potential than Syrah-based wines grown in other Languedoc soils. The proliferation of garrique certainly is reflected in the aromatics, where notes of laurel, thyme, rosemary, réglisse, and mint are present in the wines. Jean-Benoît is passionate about supporting the richness and diversity of this ecosystem, so the domaine’s conversion to organic viticulture was a logical choice.
There is a freshness and purity, finesse and complexity in the Lascaux wines that is rare in this wild landscape.

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Bodegas Alto Moncayo, Campo de Borja Garnacha Veraton (2016)

Grape: Garnacha
Geography: Aragón, Spain
Appellation: Campo de Borja

Bodegas Alto Moncayo is a winery located in the area covered by the Campo de Borja Denominación de Origen (DO, wine quality standard). It was founded in 2002 with the aim of turning it into a world reference for Garnacha wines of the highest quality, prepared from native vine clones.
The garnacha grape is one of the varieties that best expresses its terroir. Thus, the Garnacha of Alto Moncayo is different from the rest of the Campo de Borja Denominación de Origen (DO) area. This is due to the very strict selection made from the vineyards, the type of soil in which they are grown, the microclimate and the age of the vines. As these vines are very old, the strains are very well-balanced, with a very deep root system.

All of these factors, together with the location of the vineyards, between 500m and 800m in height, where the maturity is very slow, leads to wines of great fruitiness and minerality. In the mouth they are rich and fulsome, with pleasant, mature tannins and highly aromatic persistence. ‘Alto Moncayo’ is the flagship of the winery. It is also another single-grape variety of Garnacha, from vines between 40 and 70 years old, aged in new barrels for 20 months. It has a remarkable complex nose, with balsamic aromas, redolent of black fruit, roasted notes and a very good structure in the mouth.

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Saturday:

Brooklyn Whiskey – Van Brunt Stillhouse

Van Brunt Stillhouse takes a time honored traditional approach to distilling.  Sourcing wheat, rye and corn directly from upstate New York farmers.  Making every spirit from scratch in the waterfront neighborhood of Red Hook in Brooklyn.  Their family of whiskeys give a nod to classic styles while remaining innovative, creating bold and flavorful spirits.
Van Brunt Stillhouse Bourbon Whiskey  is a wheated bourbon made with 65% organic NY state corn. This American classic is carefully made with only the best ingredients.

New bourbon