(Vin'tij) Wine Boutique & Bistro
Thursday, August 6, 2015
6:00 until 7:30
$80 per person
Some wines we hope to taste:
2012 Arkenstone Estate Sauvignon Blanc
Pale gold in color, this incredibly complex and well-structured wine is drinking beautifully now, but also has great aging potential. The clean, bright nose of wet stone, pineapple, peach, lilac and honeysuckle invite you into flavors of papaya, ripe nectarine and fig. Moving into the mid-palate, the razor sharp focus of green apple and lemon curd integrates perfectly with the lush, soft roundness of papaya, mango, pineapple, and pear. Honeydew melon, peach and crisp apple blend with spring floral notes of lavender and lilac on an exceptionally long, satisfying finish.
Composition: 97% Estate Sauvignon Blanc, 3% Estate Semillon
Production: 320 cases
Aging: Aged approximately 11 months sur-lie in a combination of 100% French Oak and concrete. Bottle aged for one year plus before release.
2011 Arkenstone NVD Cabernet Sauvignon
There is nothing sedate about this wine. The vibrancy practically jumps out of the bottle upon opening. Plum, black cherry pie, mocha and baking spices move on to a hint of soft lily on the nose. Boysenberry, raspberry, ripe red cherry and rhubarb balance perfectly with coffee bean, milk chocolate, and baking spices on the palate. Raspberry and blueberry accompany floral notes of jasmine and lilac on a very long finish. The concentration in this fruit, along with the very bright acidity and soft, elegant tannins make for a very well balanced wine.
220 cases produced
Aged in 100% French Oak for 2 years, bottle aged for 1 year
2011 Arkenstone Estate Obsidian
This elegantly refined garnet hued beauty greets the nose with characteristic leather, earth, dried tobacco and graphite. This gives way to subtle, soft lily and violet, along with cinnamon and nutmeg lying just beneath rich mocha. Dried strawberries and cherries along with juicy blueberries and stewed fruit fill the palate, with undertones of black cherry, plum and dark chocolate. Soft tannins and bright acidity keeps the focus and elegance all the way through to a long, silky finish; rolling through the essences of crème brulée, tiramisu, berry cobbler and toasted cinnamon.
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
22 months in barrel
100% French Oak
Estate grown and bottled
230 Cases Produced
And maybe a few more fun wines from the cellar!
Includes Wine Inspired Small Plates
Limited seats available...
Please call soon to reserve: 850.650.9820