MSWS Downtown
5-7:30 pm

Tonight we taste two Rosés made from Pinot Noir, a lighter one from Germany and a richer one from Oregon. Then we follow that with two Cabernet Francs, one from our own Shenandoah Valley and another from Chinon, France. Plus our two Wines-of-the-Week a Spanish Cava sparkling and an Italian Cabernet. Cheers!

Villa Wolf Rosé 2016 – $13.99
Tasting price – $12.59
(100% Pinot Noir; Pfaltz, Germany)
The Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé is made with fruit from vineyards farmed expressly for the purpose of producing a rosé. Only perfectly ripe , healthy grapes are selected. Upon harvest the fruit is given a brief maceration (four to six hours) to extract a lovely salmon color from the Pinot Noir grapes. The resulting wine is light and refreshing, with deliciously bright fruit flavors and a clean, zippy finish.” – The winery

Elk Cove Rosé 2016 – $19.99
Tasting price – $17.99
(100% Pinot Noir; Willamette Valley, OR)
“Vibrant sunset color in the glass, this wine has a nose of sweet cherry, early season strawberries and honeydew melon. A juicy palate follows with notes of tart cherry accented by rose petals and a grippy and zippy finish of lime-peel and Bosc pear.” – The winery

Ox-Eye Cabernet Franc 2014 – $19.99
Tasting price – $17.99
(Cabernet Franc; Shenandoah Valley, VA)
“Medium bodied. Spice and berry. Great with red meats.” – The winery

Gasnier Les Graves Chinon 2015 – $16.99
Tasting price – $15.29
(100% Cabernet Franc; Loire Valley, France)
“This wine is the made from the youngest vines on the Gasnier estate (30 plus years old!) Packed with mocha and berry, it seems to pull off having both sensations of being mouthfilling yet amzingly elegant and lively on the palate. Here in the more northerly vineyards of the Loire, Cabernet Franc is more vibrant, crisp, a bit more acidity and not as dense as it is in the warmer vineyards of Bordeaux. It is a perfect mid weight red, great with anything from fish to poultry to pork. With fresh aromatics of black fruit, mocha and earth on the nose, the balance is fine and elegant on the palate. This could be served with a slight chill on a warm day.”

Plus our two Wines-of-the-Week.

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