Our Saturday afternoon tasting features Delaplane Cellars; known for delicious single vineyard wines that reflect the unique terroir of each vineyard site. Stop by between 1pm and 5pm to sample their lush and buttery chardonnay, tropical and easy drinking Melange Blanc and Cinq2 a quintessential steak wine. Full descriptions of the wines are below.
Did you know it's American Craft Beer Week? To honor the occassion, all craft beer is 10% off now through Sunday. We'll also be opening a few craft brews on Sunday to sample - check Facebook and Twitter on Sunday morning to find out which ones!
Emil & Kim
Delaplane Cellars Tasting
Saturday, May 19
1pm to 5:00pm
2011 Barrel Fermented CHARDONNAY
This wine exhibits crisp elegant apple notes and is more redolent of the French Chablis style Chardonnay. The wine went through partial secondary malo-lactic fermentation which results in soft buttery undertones and light oak overtones. This dry and sophisticated chardonnay would easily partner with chicken, white fish or veal and mild cheeses.
2011 MÉLANGE BLANC
The wine exhibits tropical fruit aromas with citrus, pineapple and pear notes. On the palate, this is a light, easy drinking wine with characterized by tropical fruit flavors couples with hints of apples, pineapple and pear. The 2011 Mélange Blanc is a blend of 61% Chardonnay, 25% Viognier and 14% Petit Manseng.
The wine exhibits dark berry flavors with some coffee and chocolate undertones married with layers of toasted oak together with a distinctive floral character lingering through the finish. The 2009 CINQ2 is a blend of five red varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon (64%), Merlot (20%), Tannat (11%), Cabernet Franc (4%) and Petite Verdot (1%) grown in five separate vineyards. This wine pairs with grilled red meat, grilled turkey, dishes with red wine and rich sauces, strong cheeses, pâtés, bean dishes and stews.