Tipple in the New Year 2018!
Come on by on Monday, December 31 from 10pm to 1am and Tipple in the New Year! For only $20 per person you get a welcoming pour of either LaLuca Brut or Rose and a glass of Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc or Brut Rose for the midnight toast!
Space is limited to 20 guests so sign up soon! Sorry, no refunds or cancellations, please make sure you can attend before signing up! You will be consuming delicious wines, please arrange for a safe ride home.
LaLuca Prosecco: The wine pours an almost translucent bright yellow, with hints of green reflecting off the glass. The nose is instantly defined and distinctive, offering up bold orchard fruits, crisp pears, and lemon curd, all of which come together in a rich, creamy off-dry style that is extremely appealing. There is a deft touch of minerality, playing nicely against the subtle sweetness of the wine. The finish shows excellent length and fine overall balance.
LaLuca Rose: Salmon in color, with a bright pink core. Aromas of strawberries, cranberry, hibiscus and freshly baked bread are intertwined with a bouquet of citrus and sweet spice. This refreshing, well-balanced, light, crisp and juicy sparking rosé has bright acidity and a clean, off-dry finish. Serve before or after dinner, and alongside fried calamari, vegetable fritto misto, or salty cheeses. Drink immediately and over the next 12 months.
Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs: The 2015 Blanc de Blancs has bright aromas of apple, tropical fruit and baked bread, which intermingle with hints of lemon blossom, vanilla wafer and baked pear. Candied citrus, green apple, apricot, and pineapple vibrate on the palate, which ends clean and refreshing with a quenching drive.
While this wine can be enjoyed by itself as an apéritif, it is also perfect with fresh oysters and other shellfish, crab cakes, ceviche and grilled sea bass. It is also delicious with lemon chicken and Thai curries. Serve with aged Gouda or other hard cheeses, and as a counterpoint to soft triple creams.
#23 wine in VinePair’s Top 50 of 2018
90 Points Wine Enthusiast: Tiny bubbles keep rising long after this dry and crisp wine made from 100% Chardonnay is poured. It has a lemony flavor with almost salty, nutty accents and vivid acidity to keep it clean and balanced.
90 Points Wine Spectator: Polished and precise, with floral yeast roll and fresh ginger aromas accented by sleek lemon and lime flavors. Drink now.
Schramsberg Brut Rose: Schramsberg Brut Rosé is flavorful, complex and dry, making it both versatile with food and delicious by itself as an apéritif. The character of the wine is most strongly influenced by bright, flavorful Pinot Noir grown in Carneros, Anderson Valley, and the Sonoma and Marin coastal areas. A few small lots of Pinot Noir are fermented in contact with their skins to add depth and subtle color to this unique sparkling wine. Chardonnay gives spice, structure and length on the palate.
Enjoy this rich, delicious sparkler on almost any occasion: at your favorite restaurant, a special dinner at home, at a beach picnic or a backyard barbecue. A very versatile wine; try it with sushi, salmon, rock shrimp, pizza, roast chicken, BBQ ribs, burgers, chocolate raspberry tarts and creamy cheeses with summer fruits.
Blend: 59% Pinot Noir, 41% Chardonnay
92 Points Wine Spectator: Graceful and creamy, with snappy rose petal, raspberry, citrus and graham cracker accents that finish on a vibrant note. Drink now.