Wine Tasting

The Black Sheep Tasting at our store, Saturday, Feb. 20th , 2 to 6 . The Wines:

Vigneti del Sole Pinot Grigio , a white wine gem , from the northeast Italian area of Verona , known for their delicate, fruit driven whites.  It is a lighter style Pinot Grigio, with a predominant green apple flavor along with  just a touch of lemon and a hint of nuttiness. Well balanced with a fresh, clean finish. Enjoy Vigneti del Sole Pinot Grigio with filet of sole, crab salad, grilled chicken, pasta and mild cheeses   $9.98 a bottle.

von Schleinitz Riesling Kabinett Everything you want from a German Riesling, it’s completely complimentary lush ripe fruit and balanced acidity make it a very versatile winter white wine. This one is from a specific vineyard, Weissenberg , noted for the soil composition that produces a minerally characteristic that is sought after.  $ 14.49 a bottle.

Leese Fitch Pinot Noir, is from  Sonoma California , and is quite an elegant wine for such an inexpensive price. You’ll find an expressive, aromatic wine with flavors of ripe black cherries mingled with subtle cocoa and spice.  $ 12.98 a bottle.

Bodega Beronia Rioja Crianza, Ah, this is one luscious crianza, a  vintage blend Tempranillo, Garnacha and mazuelo ( Carignan). Very aromatic  followed by big fruit with plenty of spice, vanilla, strawberries, blackberries, some cherry ,sweet oak and creamy texture. $12.98 a bottle.

White Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, is so polished and satisfying. A Napa blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, it is ,interestingly, matured in 4 different types of oak barrels. Dark and slightly brooding with aromas of dark chocolate, figs and rose hip, it’s full and juicy in the mouth, with flavors of currants, black plum and tea , supported by ripe tannins. Black fruit and toasty oak combine to form the lingering finish. Excellent!  $26.98 a bottle.

John and Jen
The Black Sheep Wine Shop
105 Mountain Road
Harpswell
Maine 04079
207-725-9284
www.blacksheepwine.com
e-mail : blacksheepme@suscom-maine.net
John and Jennifer VerPlanck

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