June 24, 2010

Freeport Acupuncture Center Open House

Freeport Acupuncture is hosting an Open House today. Thursday, June 24th. 4-7pm

The Wines


Conde de Subirats Brut Rosé Cava (Penedes, Spain) $12.99
- Light pink with fine bubbles! Aromas of strawberries, red berries and a hint of fresh bread, baking spices and pepper. Flavors of lighter red fruit and a touch of fresh bread yeastiness. 90% Trepat and 10% Pinot Noir. From the heart of Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, the birthplace of Cava. Stainless steel fermentation. Aged 18 months in the bottle on lees before disgorging. Then the dosage is added to make the wine "bubbly." This is the same time-consuming, expensive method as Champagne and it results in finer, better, longer-lasting bubbles.

White Wines

Naia Las Brisas 2008 (Spain) Reg. $11.99, Sale $9.99
- We absolutely love this wine! HUGE hit at a party we had! Compares favorably to Loire Valley whites costing 2-3 times! Medium-bodied, crisp, zesty, clean & fresh! Great aromas and flavors of citrus, melon, spices, herbs, mint, lemon, apple & grapefruit. Unoaked…well-balanced fruit & acidity. Long, pleasing, juicy finish. Really complex wine – especially at this price! Blend of Verdejo (50%), Sauvignon Blanc (25%) and Viura (25%). Food pairing - Great with grilled or broiled fish, chicken & cheese. Drinks well with or without food! A party hit!

Wallace Brook Pinot Gris 2007 (Oregon) $9.99 – This is a tasty Pinot Gris from Adelsheim (a high-end Oregon winery). Aromas and flavors of melons, pears and lychee nuts. This is fruity and dry with good minerality. Crisp, clean finish. A small amount of this wine is aged in older, neutral oak barrels – this adds weight and texture to the wine. Food pairing – seafood, pasta with cream sauces.

Rosé Wine

Château Ricardelle Alencades Rosé 2009 (France) $14.99
– Rosés are among the best wines with a host of foods and are great summertime drinks! They are also great with meals such as Thanksgiving Dinner. This has classic rosé flavors and aromas of strawberries and raspberries and cherries! Crisp, clean and dry. Blend of 75% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre.

Red Wines

Falesco Vitiano Rosso 2007 (Umbria, Italy) $12.99
- This is, plainly put, a TASTY wine! An absolutely GREAT value!!! Deep ruby red color. Rich, fresh fruit aromas and flavors. Spicy, peppery finish. Well-balanced fruit and acidity. Medium-bodied. Just a classic Italian! Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend (equal parts). Aged 3 months in Nevers (French) oak. Food pairing – grilled meats, mushroom dishes, lasagna, spaghetti, roasts & flavorful aged cheese. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 89 points, “…it’s almost too good to believe at this price”

Novy Cellars Four Mile Creek Red (California) $10.99 – Brand new to Maine! This is what I call a California “field blend.” That’s a wine made from an unusual combination of grapes – in this case it is Grenache, Syrah, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir. What is unusual about this wine is that it comes from some of California’s most famous vineyards – Page-Nord in Napa, Unti in Dry Creek, Pisoni, Garys’ and Rosella’s in the Santa Lucia Highlands, Clos Pepe in the Santa Rita Hills and the Carlisle Vineyard in Russian River. This is a spicy wine with a lot of dark fruit in the aromas and flavors. Bottle unfiltered and unfined. Food pairing – grilled meats, mushroom dishes, lasagna, spaghetti, roasts & flavorful aged cheese.

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