August 29 wine tasting

Coasters Del Segre Petit Sios

Costers Del Segre is a Spanish wine region inland from Barcelona on the road to Zaragoza.  The Petit Sios is a delightfully expressive white that will revive palates deadened by the summer heat.  An unusual blend, it’s definitely more than just a sum of its parts.  Chardonnay gives it a richness, Sauvignon Blanc adds citrus and a zing of acidity, while Muscat is the icing on the cake, bursting with fruit and heady aromatics.

J. Bouchon Canto Norte 

WINEMAKING DETAILS: CantoNorte is modeled after the blends from Bordeaux’s Right Bank. It is primarily sourced from the sandy soils of the family’s Santa Rosa estate. The blend is 75% Merlot, 15% Carmenere, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon — the components are vinified separately, aged for the appropriate amount of time, and then blended. TASTING NOTES & FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Fresh red fruits like ripe cherries and raspberries are immediately apparent in this wine. It is clearly a juicy wine but it also has the structure and complexity provided by the Cabernet. We recommend enjoying this with mild cheeses, risotto, and roasted chicken.

Old Stone Winery Red Muscadine 

The Noble Muscadine grapes are aged with oak and finished with a touch of sweetness.  This wine is full of bold fruit tones.  Wild Cherry and berry complement this traditional southern grape.