Thursday, November 18, 2010

Roget's Wine Tasting November 19-20

This weekend Roget's in Oviedo is having a very special Thanksgiving Wine Tasting, Friday 5-8pm and Saturday 1-5pm, sampling SIX wines that they recommend as accompaniments to your upcoming Thanksgiving dinner. The tasting is complimentary as usual. If you head over there on Friday evening, the ever-knowledgeable Jerry McVey of Transatlantic Wine and Spirits will be doing the pouring and providing you with an abundance of info.

Roget's has provided the following details about the featured winery and the six wines on offer this weekend:

 "Clos LaChance Winery is a family-owned winery located in San Martin, California, 30 minutes south of San Jose and 45 minutes north of the Monterey Peninsula. Owners Bill and Brenda Murphy strive to provide customers with high quality, stylistically consistent wines that are varietally distinct. Clos LaChance takes its name from the small fenced-in area encompassing a vineyard (Clos) and from co-owner Brenda Murphy's maiden name.

Clos LaChance Sauvignon Blanc  Regular Price $15--Roget's price $10.99
A very pale straw and crystal clear. On the nose, I get aromas of bright citrus fruits, wet grass and lemon rind. A mouthwatering acid on the palate gives way to grapefruits, herbs and lime rinds. A refreshing Sauvignon Blanc that will pair well with food.

Clos LaChance Monterey County Chardonnay Regular Price $15--Roget's price $10.99
Aromas open with crisp green apples, pears, and bright citrus such as lemon and pineapple. Notes of peach cobbler, honey and a subtle grassiness follow. A strong pallet weight with flavors of fresh citrus and tropical fruits are upheld by a bright acid backbone. This refreshing, unoaked Chardonnay will pair well with fresh grilled fish and vegetal dishes, and can even stand up to spicy, blackened chicken. 

Clos LaChance Merlot Regular Price $18--Roget's price $13.99
A dark ruby red with a slightly lighter rim. Aromas of cocoa, dried cherries, tobacco. Notes of dill and a touch of vanilla. Fresh black cherry combined with a bit of rhubarb tanginess on the entry. The dill resonates through the mouth with a touch of vanilla. The finish is lengthy with mouthwatering acids and balanced tannins.

Clos LaChance Cabernet Sauvignon Regular Price $18--Roget's price $13.99
A rich, dark purple with a lighter ruby rim. A nose of cranberries, black currant with hints of vanilla and mint. A bit of tobacco and leather as well. The palate is really well structured: a clear beginning, middle and end. The beginning is fruity. Tart cranberries and currants with dark cherry undertones. The middle has an herbaceous/spice component. Baking spice and oregano. The finish is lush and the tannins are soft. This is a Cab that is ready to drink now.

Sketchbook Pinot Noir, Mendocino, California  Regular Price $23--Roget's price $18.99
This elegant dry red wine boasts a marvelously complex nose of ripe black cherry and black raspberry fruit with complementary scents of sage, black tea, white pepper and vanilla. On the palate the wine delivers rich, ripe savory cherry and berry flavors that pick up a zesty tea-leaf spiciness in the long finish.

Zardetto Prosecco Brut (Stephanie's favorite bubbly)
This Prosecco Brut is a rich, creamy wine where the fruit tends towards ripe yellow peaches, with flowers, spices and minerals that add complexity. The finish is long, generous and nicely balanced. "
 The Wine Advocate Rating "88 Points"  $15.99"

I can't wait for the weekend...just one more sleep....

Savor it Seminole!

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