Martinelli Bella Vigna

2011 Martinelli Bella Vigna Chardonnay – “Warm nose of rock, salt, pear, honey and dried lemon. The palate is solid with a mouth-filling texture and flavors of lemon, green apple, stone fruit and a hint of licorice.

“The history of Martinelli goes back generations! It all started in 1895 when Giuseppe Martinelli left the Minnesota coal mines in search of a place to start a winery in California. When he arrived, the Russian River Valley reminded him of his Italian homeland so that is where he settled. It was later that he realized the tremendous potential of Jackass Hill and planted his first Zinfandel vineyard there.

Today, the Martinelli’s vineyards are planted to Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, tiny quantities of Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat, and of course, Pinot Noir. The valley’s maritime influence is perfect for Pinot Noir, which needs a long ripening season with warm days and cool nights. These tiny production Pinot Noirs are all handcrafted. The grapes are whole cluster pressed and 100% barrel-fermented with their own natural yeasts. They are bottled unfined and unfiltered and, therefore, have a little naturally occurring sediment. These wines are intense, with gobs of ripe fruit, luscious tannins and tremendous depth. Yet they are not overblown and somehow manage to be elegant and powerful at the same time.”

Weihenstephaner OriginalA good beer takes its time. The long storage makes our yellow bright lager, “Original”, a flavourful beer enjoyed with fine poured, white foam. With a mild hoppy note and its pleasant fresh spicy taste, it goes very well with salads, poultry, stews or with a hearty snack. Brewed according to the centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill. Read More

Join us on Sunday, Februay 8th at 4 pm to taste 12 spectacular wines from the Costieres de Nimes region in the south of France. This event is not to be missed! A souvenir Riedel wine glass is included with admission as well as 10% off your purchase that evening (some wines may be limited and not available). Light hors d’oeuvres will also be provided.

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Piercing PilsA Perry-Pils hybrid, Piercing Pils is a Czech Style Pilsner brewed with a White Pear Tea and Pear juice. Both the juice and the tea were added in the kettle during the whirlpool (after the boil) for maximum flavor and aroma contribution. The Pear fruit complexity pierces right through the spicy Czech Saaz hops beautifully, adding a gentle acidity to this pale lager that makes for a crisp refreshing sipper. Amarillo hops add nuanced citrus notes that meld perfectly with the fruit. Read More