NapaCabs Friday 05/25/12:
3 California red blends and 2 Abbey style Ales
Wine 3 Pours = $15.00 Wine Re-Tastes = $6.00
Beer 2 Pours = $ 4.00 Re-Tastes = $2.00
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 2009 Hands of Time Red Wine Napa Valley: $ 26.95
A wonderful tribute to the many winemakers who have 'lent a hand' in making Stag's Leap Wine Cellars the winery it is today. A cask is made of their hand in French limestone and kept at the winery as the Hands of Time; Exhibit in their honor. The wine, a Bordeaux blend, is a tribute to the dedication of crafting elegantly balanced fine wines that has been passed down from teacher to student though the Hands of Time. Tasting Notes - This Napa Valley red blend has pleasing aromas of spiced fruit, clove and vanilla. The palate offers a sweet fruit entry of cherry and raspberry, which wrap around the structured tannins and lead to a lingering spice-filled finish. 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot.
Flora Springs 2008 Trilogy Napa Valley Red Wine: $ 39.95
WE 94 WA 91 Pts - According to the Wine Advocate: Exhibits a beautiful deep ruby/purple color along with sweet blueberry, black raspberry and black currant fruit intermixed with some floral notes, well-integrated oak and spice, medium to full body and silky tannins. Already complex and delicious, this blend should continue to drink well for 10-15 years.
Justin 2009 Savant Paso Robles Red Wine: $ 35.95
WE 93 JS 93 Pts - According to Wine Enthusiast - Editor's Choice! - A delightful wine, one of Justin’s best in quite some time. The blend is Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, and fruit is the star, in the form of ripe, lush blackberries and currants. You will also find complex notes of grilled meats, chocolate, herbs and spices, wrapped into a perfectly soft, delectable texture.
Unibroue La Fin Du Monde Triple Canada - 750ml.- $ 7.95
WE 97pts. Gold Medal - World Beer Cup 2008-According to the Wine Enthusiast; Golden in color with a glowing orange vibrancy throughout, topped by a stunning off-white head that lingers but leaves a sticky lacing behind when it finally subsides. The aromas jump right out of the glass: ripe nectarine, fresh apricot and juicy citrus flecked with clove and peppery spice. The mouth is lively but smooth and creamy, with a great effervescence to keep things peppy. Flavors of biscuit malts, banana, hard pear and more sweet lemony citrus follow in the mouth. The finish is crisp and clean, leaving you perfectly primed for more.
Val-Dieu Brown Belgium 750ml. -$ 8.95
If its aroma reminds you of coffee/mocha, the mocha taste disappears, leaving only a slight coffee flavor, with almost no bitterness. Piquant like the pale ale. 8 percent ABV.beer. The average age of the Duchesse de Bourgogne before being bottled is 12 months. 6 percent ABV.