Savour-Saturday's May 21st Complimentary Fine Wine Tasting
WARMING SPRINGTIME CLIMES PAIR NICELY WITH TWO VALUE-PRICED ROSES FROM FRANCE HEADLINING SAVOUR-SATURDAY’S MAY 21ST COMPLIMENTARY FINE WINE TASTING, CONTRASTED WITH BOLD, STRUCTURED, COMPLEX REDS & WHITE FROM FOUR EMERGING WEST COAST ARTISAN VINTNERS - HORSE HEAVEN HILLS ANYONE? - COMPLEMENTING GRILLING ACTIVITY & SEASONAL PRODUCE, ALL FROM THE ECLECTIC PORTFOLIO OF WINE MERCHANT HARRY “Z”
What & Why…While grilling season is getting a boost from warming temps, Saturday’s tasters
will be treated to four muscular and complex bottles, a full-bodied red & white from California, a bold Washington Cabernet blend, and a truly complex Oregon Pinot Noir that Harry will explain. Recognizing farmers’ markets with native produce are beginning to popup, our
two French Rose offerings, one from Corsica, match beautifully with spring-summer salads and the obligatory baguette. We import our popular frozen baguettes from Canada, a must try.
Always complimentary tastings, with the experience elevated sipping from imported Riedel stemware.
WHO: Join guest host, wine merchant, Harry Zakades, owner Main Street Wines together with Savor’s Kathleen Morgan, who have chosen wines primarily from small, independent, innovative vintners…you’ll be traveling up our West Coast landing in France, selections that match the grilling and emerging native produce seasons
WHEN: This Saturday, May 21st, from 2pm to 4pm + … @ Savour
HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.
Saturday’s Pourings include:
Vineyard Block Estate, 827 Reserve Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA, 2019, Alc. 14.5%, Varietals: Chardonnay, Tasting: Chardonnay grown in the cool climes of Santa Lucia Highlands retains a notable freshness, due to acidity in the grapes. This wine features fruit flavors of yellow apple and pineapple alongside notes of vanilla bean and toasted brioche. Lively acidity and a full-bodied mouthfeel lead to a soft finish. A powerful white wine.
Pairs Well: Mushroom-forward dishes, grilled pork chops, Vegetarian, rich fish ( salmon, tuna) roast chicken, Rating: The Wine Buyer 92pts…. $17.99
Domaine Vetriccie Ile de Beaute Rose, 2021, Corsica, Fr. 2021, Alc. 12%
Varietals: Sciacarello, Grenache, Tasting: From this scenic estate, the wine, properly pale in color, has attractive freshness and bright acidity. It shows red currant and a light peppery edge, with a fine, perfumed fruitiness and lingering aftertaste. Drink now with a nice chill, Pairs Well: a variety of cold and warm salads especially a Caprese delight , all green vegetables, Vegetarian, and a baguette, of course, Rating: Wine Enthusiast 88pts … $9.99
L' Esprit de Jeanne la Tourbeille Rose, Bordeaux Rose, 2021, Alc. 13%
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Tasting: Produced from old vines, this particularly rich wine has spice and pepper to go with the fruit. Ripe, food-friendly flavors take away some of the freshness of the wine, giving a rounded, smooth aftertaste. Drink now with a nice chill for this crisp, dry rose. Pairs Well: fresh fruit, hard and soft cheese, all manner of summer salads, Vegetarian, again accompany a baguette, charcuterie - uncured meats, Rating: Wine Enthusiast 88pts …$14.99
Panther Creek Winemakers Cuvee, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2019, Alc. 14.1%
Varietals: Pinot Noir, Tasting: A wonderfully complex Pinot, with a meal or without. Dark garnet color, semi-opaque. Beautiful but soft aroma of red cherry, ripe stone fruit with hint of cola and vanilla. Off dry taste of stone fruit, moving to strong ripe cherry, then becoming quite dry with citrus and spice at the end. Medium to long finish, where the fine tannins appear. Pairs Well: braised short ribs, veal dishes, game (deer, venison) grilled chicken breast…$27.99
Dead Canyon Ranch Cabernet, Mercer Estates, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington, 2019 Alc. 14.1 Varietals: Shiraz/Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Tasting: Aromas of ripe black fruit with notes of baked blackberry pie, warm baking spices and earthly undertones. The voluminous fruit carries through while powdery tannins yield a bold, structured wine that maintains an elegant feel with a soft velvety finish. Pairs Well: grilled lamb chops, grilled ribeye, game (deer, venison), grilled chicken thighs….$17.99
Gait Zinfandel, Howell Mt., North Coast, Napa Valley, CA, 2018, Alc. 14.7%
Varietals: 100% Zinfandel, Tasting: Made from 100% Zinfandel, the 2018 Zinfandel is deep garnet-purple colored, sashaying out of the glass with bold, open-knit scents of warm blackberries, cracked pepper, spice box and raspberry pie, plus hints of hoisin and fruitcake. Full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-filling black fruit preserves flavors textured by chewy tannins, finishing long and spicy. Pairs Well: roast leg of lamb, standing rib roast, roasted whole chicken, artisan cheese burgers, Rating: Robert Parker 91pts, Jeb Dunnuck 95pts… $21.99
Kathleen's Price-Value Gems:
Unique to SAVOUR our three price-value collections, with
each category ( $9.99ers - $14.99ers -$19.99ers ) offering hundreds of wines
at one price, personally curated by Kathleen, some have limited availability
> 9.99ers…the quality is taste delivering above-price enjoyment …Value!
>14.99ers…exhibiting qualities of complexity…Elevating The Experience!
>19.99ers…value laden wines by innovative vintners…Expect Exceptional!
Adding to This Saturday’s Harry Zakades, Main Street Wines Tasting is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine. Fun to use and enjoy! Taste up to 20 wines with new selections regularly added…& yes, complimentary. Kathleen welcomes your questions for food pairings.
Welcome Your Donation in any amount for Pathways for Children.
Thank You! …Kathleen
For Your Mobile Calendar l May-June Savour Wine Tastings!
>May 21 – Harry Zarkades, Main Street Wines, wine merchant - owner
May 28 - Manny Gonzales, portfolio manager, Horizon Beverage Company
June 4 – Casey Gruttadauria, Ideal Wines
June 11– Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines, Horizon Beverage Company
June 18 - Jen Pieters, Hogshead Wines
June 25 - Chuck Tyner, Italian Wine Traders
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