Wine Tasting – Jack’s August 2015 Picks
Join us on Monday, August 10th from 7 pm – 8pm as we taste through Jack’s August 2015 wine picks.
Admission is $20 per person and must be made in advance at Tipple’s or by phone (352-672-6303). Sorry, no refunds or cancellations, please make sure you can attend before signing up!
In addition to the featured wines, your admission includes a Riedel wine glass that is yours to keep and light snacks (cheese, crackers, vegetables and fruit)
The Featured Wines
2014 Ponzi Pinot Gris Willamette Valley – Oregon
90 Points Wine Enthusiast – *Editors Choice* This wine boasts a lovely, creamy texture and citrusy freshness enhanced by deep concentration. Along with the citrus you’ll find apple, pear and melon fruitiness. This is an irresistible summer sipper.
2013 Joseph Carr Chardonnay Sonoma Coast – California
90 Points Wine Enthusiast – *Editors Choice* This crisp and balanced wine offers lemon, guava and papaya, tropical without being cloying. With enough viscous creaminess to keep it medium in weight, it’s soft and herbal, with measured acidity and a golden color. It finishes lean and savory.
2013 Meiomi Pinot Noir – California
92 Points Wine Spectator – Offers an exciting interplay of berry, oak, earth and spice notes. This is rich yet medium-weight, with subtle edges to the blueberry, raspberry, mocha and fresh-turned earth flavors, ending with a tasty melted black licorice aftertaste. Drink now through 2020.
2013 Tormaresca Puglia Neprica – Italy
88 Points Wine Spectator – Best Value – This creamy red takes a modern tack, with mocha and spice accents to the pureed boysenberry fruit. Bright and balanced, with a lightly chewy finish of moderate length. Negroamaro, Primitivo and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2018.
2011 Gerard Bertrand Tautavel Grand Terrior – France
91 Points Wine Enthusiast – This is an instantly attractive and seductive wine, with ripe aromas and flavors of blackberry, black cherry and raspberry upfront. The fruity core is complemented by layers of garrigue, violet and soft mocha. It’s lush and rich without being overdone, with a sultry toasted-oak accent that remains through the solid finish.
2011 Castello D’Albola Chianti Classico – Italy
90 Points Wine Spectator – Smart Buy – Firm and taut, with a core of cherry and berry flavors, accented by underbrush, tobacco and iron notes. Balanced in a lean way, with a lingering aftertaste of earth and mineral.
2012 Frei Brothers Reserve Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – California
92 Points Wine Spectator – Combines firm, dark fruit and chewy tannins with a measure of finesse and refinement. Ends with gripping, cedary tannins, bolstered by good length and depth.
Deep Breaths, Big Sips.