Napacabs 05/18/12 Presents: A Rose, a Meritage and a Barolo walk into a bar ...
Wine Tasting cost: $ 15.00
2 new beers
Beer Tasting cost: $ 4.00
Frog's Leap 2011 Pink Rose La Grenouille Rougante: $ 13.95
Old vine Valdeguie and old vine zinfandel from the 1930's produce excellent fruit for Frog's Leap Pink. Very pretty strawberry, elderflower and peach aromatics with crisp acid make this wine the perfect companion for picnics and pool time.
Robert Sinskey 2008 POV Red Blend: $ 32.95
Sinskey's Biodynamic Merlot/Cab Franc/Cab blend has been a regular feature here at Napa Cabs. We love the restrained elegance of this Meritage, and the importance that Sinskey places on the farming of the fruit.
Elvio Cogno 2007 Barolo Cascino Nuova: $ 41.95
WS 95 Pts. - JS 93 Pts. - Decanter Magazine 4 Stars Cogno's entry-level Barolo Cascina Nuova comes from newer vines and has an undeniable freshness and grace. The huge press is sure to make this one disappear in a jiffy, so grab a few bottles for the cellar before it goes away. Cherry and raspberry notes are shaded with eucalyptus and tobacco accents. Lively and vibrant, with dense, well-integrated tannins providing support without being intrusive. Impeccably balanced, it all comes together on the elegant finish.
Samuel Smith Apricot Ale (Organic) England - 550ml: $ 4.35
Apricots contribute to a stunning fruit beer: the ripe, aromatic bouquet supports a sweet, summery flavor with just a suggestion of stone-fruit tartness. Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale is rich and full-bodied; the color is a glowing hazy orange.
Trappistes Rochefort 10 Belguim - 11.2 ounce: $ 9.95
Gold Medal winner—World Beer Championships 2004, 2006. Trappistes Rochefort 10 has a dark reddish-brown color with a very compact head; its great strength is balanced by a complexity of dark fruit flavors with some balancing bitterness and a firm malt backbone. The bouquet covers a wide range: port wine, leather, apricots, oak, spices and a touch of bittersweet chocolate. It feels like honey in the mouth. The alcohol profile is a major component in the flavor of this rich ale, one of the world's most intriguing beverages