Wine Tasting Friday April 22, 4-7

We are featuring the following wines this week for our Friday Tasting:

Chateau Moncontour Vouvray Demi Sec.
Chateau Moncontour overlooks the Loire River, and extends over the hillsides in the heart of the Vouvray appellation. The site boasts stunning views over the whole Loire Valley area. Since 1994, the Feray family has been preserving and enhancing the Chateau with enthusiasm and commitment, making it one of the most remarkable historic sites in the Loire Valley. The wine estate is one of the oldest in the Touraine region and now also features among the most prestigious in the Loire Valley. Pale yellow-gold with aromas of fresh fruit basket, punctuated by dusty muskmelon, and herbs. Medium-dry white with zesty flavors of green apples and lemon with an appealing touch of sweetness on the finish. Enjoy as an aperitif or with fish, or white meat with cream spicy sauce, Goat cheese and blue cheese. 100% Chenin Blanc. Drink now to 2019.

Tenshen white wine
Smart Buys and #29 on Top 100 Wines of 2015 This is lush and powerful, offering fleshy
peach and apricot flavors at the core, with plenty of aromatic highlights, including orange
blossom and honeysuckle. The texture is appealingly smooth and mouthwatering, with the
complex details gaining momentum on the finish, where this reveals hints of dried spice and
green tea. Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Chardonnay.
91 points Wine Enthusiast Tropical fruit, white flower-flavored candies, aromatic heirloom
apples and a touch of honey come into crystalline focus on this wine by Joey Tensley and Alex
Guarachi

Tenshen red
Importer and vintner Alex Guarachi teamed up with winemaker Joey Tensley to make this Santa Barbara red blend. A combination of Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Merlot, Tenshen is aged in oak to achieve a pleasant smoky flavor. The wine offers flavors of plum, black cherry and white pepper that culminate in a rich, bold finish. Pair it with savory mashed potatoes.