October 6, 2011

Wilbur's Chocolate, Etc. Tasting

Wilbur’s Tasting

October 6th, 2011

Any of these wines that you purchase from Freeport Cheese & Wine will be 10% off!

The Wines

The White Wines:

Chateau Cabezac Cuvée Alice 2010 (France) $14.99 - Fabulous, crisp, clean white! This has great aromas of peaches, pears, tropical fruit and limes! Flavors of white peaches and green apples. Nice minerals and hints of sea salt on the finish. 80% Grenache Blanc and 20% Maccabeu. Stainless steel fermentation and aging 600 cases made. Food pairing – seafood, lobster, grilled scallops, mussels and more. Drinks well without food.

Casa de Campo Chardonnay 2009 (Argentina) Reg. $10.99, Sale $8.99 - Delicious little white wine from Argentina! This has a bright yellow color. Aromas of tropical fruit such as pineapple and banana. This is smooth and well-balanced. It has a full, soft texture. Just a soft, soft hint of oak. This only sees a touch of oak aging – most of it is fermented and aged in stainless steel. Food pairing – poultry, pasta and fish.

The Red Wines:

Georges DuBœuf Beaujolais-Villages 2009 (France) Reg. $10.99, Sale $8.99 - This is a really good wine…easy-to-drink…food-friendly…fun quaffing! Aromas and flavors of fresh cherries, cranberries, blackpepper and a touch of whitepepper. Deeply colored. Soft mouth-feel. Soft tannins. Lots of fruit! 100% Gamay. Hand-harvested grapes. Food pairing - Goes well with lots of foods – roasted or grilled chicken or pork, salmon, pizza, lasagna, etc.

Le Vin de l’Uncle Charles Cabernet Sauvignon – Merlot Nonvintage (France) $11.99 - From one of our favorite wineries, Chateau de Flaugergues! This is a nice blend of 60% Cabernet and 40% Merlot. Aromas and flavors of ripe red and dark fruit and some notes of chocolate. This is a tasty, solid red that’s perfect for a party or just cracking open with a meal. Food pairing – grilled meats, pasta dishes, stews and more.

The Dessert Wine:

Chocovine Espresso Chocolate Liqueur $12.99 - If you like Kahlua, give this a shot! Tastes like a White Russian! Rich, mocha and chocolaty. Drink over ice or use it to make mixed drinks! Or, come up with your own drink with it!

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