White vs Red Wine Tasting

September 16, 2013

Are you a fan of red wine or white wine? We're putting the two up against each other for September's wine tasting. Join us and declare your favorite.

Drop by on September 17 from 3-6 p.m. to taste two whites and two reds. 

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Here's the lineup for the white team:

Jean Sablenay Sauvignon Blanc

Region: France

Winemaker's Notes: This is an expressive Sauvignon Blanc with delicate floral and citrus notes on the nose. These carry through to the palate which is fresh with vibrant acidity and a long satisfying finish.

Pair with: Herb salad, Pork, Shellfish, Pastas with white sauces

Oyster Bay Chardonnay

Region: New Zealand

Winemaker's Notes: Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay truly captures the character of Marlborough with pure, incisive, ripe fruit flavours. A combination of barrel and tank fermentation and the stirring of lees on oak, achieves maximum softness and integration. To retain all the natural assertiveness and flavour, no malolactic fermentation takes place. Clonal influences in the vineyard have been very important, providing smaller berries and enhanced flavour intensity. The result of all of this is a delicious Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay with concentrated aromas and flavours of ripe citrus and stonefruit, balanced with subtle oak, and a creamy texture to finish.

Pair with: Chicken, Shrimp, Fish

 

And here's the lineup for the red team:

Liberty School Merlot

Region: Paso Robles, California

Winemaker's Notes: The 2011 Liberty School Merlot displays aromas of violet, black cherry and ripe strawberry. Fruit-forward and with a surprising structure, it showcases a clean minerality. Engaging flavors of plum, cherry and raspberry, are present from start to finish. It's a classic Merlot with signature velvety-fine tannins and a long silky finish.

Pair with: Steak, Meatloaf, anything Italian

Liberty School Pinot Noir

Region: Paso Robles, California

Winemaker's Notes: The 2012 Pinot Noir exhibits a bright floral nose with aromas of fresh cut strawberries. Fruit-forward flavors of cherry and strawberry strike a wonderful chord with the clean minerality and balanced notes of spice and crushed herb. With soft integrated tannins, this medium-bodied wine finishes with a beautiful, long and silky finish.

Pair with: Ham, Beef Stew, Roast Turkey, Salmon, Vegetables

 

What is your wine winner? Red or white?