Jack’s April 2016 Wine Picks Wine Tasting

Join us on Monday, April 11th from 7pm – 8pm for another wine tasting as we taste through Jack’s March 2016 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.

The Featured Wines

Ferrari Brut NV

90 Points Wine Spectator: Fresh and balanced, with a fine, lacy bead and a streak of salinity underscoring the Asian pear, ground ginger, hazelnut and lemon zest notes.

2014 Aveleda Vinho Verde

90  Points Wine Enthusiast: Produced from the vines that surround the family house at Quinta da Aveleda, this is an exemplary Vinho Verde. Dry and crisp, with richness as well as freshness, it is a bright, tight and lightly mineral wine to drink now.

2014 Inama Soave Classico

Winemaker’s Notes: Light yellow color. Elegant nose of sweet elderflowers: chamomile, elderflower, iris. Mineral on the palate with sweet almond on the finish.

2013 Odfjell Armador Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker’s Notes: Ruby color with hints of violets. An important feature of this vintage are the distinctive aromas displaying fresh red fruit such as strawberries and plums, as well as its well-known aromas of licorice, anise and a touch of vanilla and chocolate. Perfectly balanced with ripe, fresh tannins and a long refreshing finish.

2010 Clarendelle Rouge

90 Points Robert Parker: This wine, which is a blend of the three basic varietals planted in Bordeaux – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc – is a major sleeper of the vintage and far exceeded my expectations, and that, of course, is all good news. Lots of red and black currant fruit, licorice, spice and soft tannins have resulted in a silky, opulently styled wine that far exceeds its humble origins and appellation.

2011 Marques de Caceres Rioja Excellens Cuvee Especial

Winemaker’s Notes: Dark ruby red color. Attractive bouquet of red berries with a hint of soft spice acquired during the ageing process in French oak. Concentrated and nicely balanced in the mouth with ripe tannins that highlight its structure and elegance. Good length.

2013 Amavi Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

91 Points Wine Spectator: Rich and ripe, playing its blueberry, plum, and spice flavors against nubby tannins, shaping them into the round and expressive finish.

Croft Tawny Port Reserve NV

90 Points Wine Spectator: Rich and toothsome, with interesting dried herbal notes to the red plum and toffee flavors. The juicy finish is filled with spicy accents.

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