Wine Tasting with Phillip from Mutual

Carletto Prosecco
An elegant and pleasant sparkling wine with a light golden straw color, delicate nose, and fresh crisp taste of green apple. Its slightly sweet nature is balanced by moderate acidity and light bubbles. Serves well as an aperitif but can also be paired with antipasto, seafood, pasta with creamy sauces and desserts.

Vila Nova Vinho Verde
Description: Light pale yellow, this refreshing white wine has a nose and palate that shows fresh fruit, such as peach, with hints of orange blossom. There is a streak of minerality that makes for a bracing wine, with a well-balanced acidity and a freshness that carries through to the crisp, clean finish. Winemaker’s Notes: Grapes for this Vinho Verde are hand-harvested from vines that are grown in granite soil. The must is fermented slowly in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures of 59° F (15° C) for approximately 10 to 15 days. After fermentation, the wine is stabilized and then bottled. Serving Hints: This wine is ideally served chilled with all types of seafood and fish, especially sushi. It is an ideal wine for salads and light meals, or enjoying on its own.
2012 Truant Zinfandel California
The name Truant describes someone who slips away from the confines of everyday routine, and also refers to their winemaking style which is not limited by geographical confines. Crafted from Zinfandel fruit sourced in Lodi, Mendocino, Cucamonga Valley, Amador and Paso Robles, Truant blends a rebellious spirit with classic winemaking methods honed for decades. The result is a juicy, spicy, generous, wine. Dark berry and spicy notes entice the nose, while ripe plum, blackberry and a touch of blueberry flavors entertain the taste buds. Juicy and structured, this wine is well balanced and has a long, velvety finish. Truant and BBQ…a heavenly pairing! Try with Memphis style pulled pork, beer can chicken and smoked ribs. Varietal Composition: 94% Zinfandel, 3% Petite Sirah, 1% Alicante Bouchet, 1% Barbera and 1% Sangiovese. 12 months in French, Hungarian and American oak barrels
Lander-Jenkins Pinot Noir
The 2013 harvest provided us with delicious, high quality fruit for our California Pinot Noir. The spring was dry with mild temperatures followed by a warm summer. Due to these ideal weather conditions, 2013 has been acclaimed as one of the best harvests of the last decade. Aromas of red raspberry, rose petal and truffle. Lush flavors of strawberry, maraschino cherry and rhubarb.