The Cellar at Harbor View
Thursday FREE Tasting
May 24, 2018, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
“Let’s Get This Party Started” Tasting
Wine for Memorial Day and Beyond…Part 2
Le Paradou Côtes de Provence Rosé 2017 France (Côtes de Provence, Languedoc) – 90 points Wine Spectator —This is a delicious blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Vermentino that is made from 20-30-year-old vines.
“Light pink in color, the 2017 Rosé from Le Paradou is a juicy, yet textured, lively rosé that does everything right. Offering lots of white cherry, strawberry, and floral notes, with an almost salty minerality, this beauty hits the palate with medium bodied richness, nicely integrated acidity, and a clean, dry finish. This is what Provençal rosé is all about and it’s worth a case purchase.” JD
Tasting Bar Price: $12.79/bottle; Regular Price: $15.99
Seghesio Family Vineyards Sonoma Zinfandel 2017, California (Sonoma County) 90 points Wine Spectator and Ken’s Wine Guide — “This is loaded with zesty blackberry and raspberry fruit, offering a vibrant structure and appealing accents of toasted sage, white pepper and licorice. Drink now through 2017…” WS
“This pitch black colored Zinfandel from Seghesio opens with a fragrant and attractive black raspberry bouquet with a hint of boysenberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, acidic and very juicy. The flavor profile is an extracted blackberry jam with notes of black licorice and minerality. I also detected hints of blackberry jam and black pepper. The finish is dry and its acidity and fruit flavors are nicely extended. This jammy Zin would pair nicely with a tangy pulled pork sandwich. Enjoy—” KWG Tasting Bar Price: $19.99; (No further discount)˜
Drover’s Pinot Noir 2015, Oregon (Willamette Valley) — Drover’s Pinot Noir actually has a local connection most people are unaware of. The wine is named for the Drover’s Inn located in the Town of Pompey off Rt. 92. It is now a private residence owned by the proprietor of Encore Wie Imports here in Syracuse. The wine is vinified by Illahe Vineyards, all from certified organic estate fruit.
This is classic Willamette Valley Pinot Noir at a great price point. rafted from 100% Pinot Noir, Drover’s Pinot Noir displays lovely aromas of strawberry, tamarind and blackberry, accented by subtle notes of tobacco leaf, chocolate and earth. The medium-bodied fruit-forward palate offers balanced acidity and fine tannins with supple and generous aromas of confectionary cherry, cassis and spice. Hints of cedar and sandalwood linger through the long, structured finish.Tasting Bar Price: $18.99/bottle (No further discounts)
Lady of the Mandrake Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, California (Paso Robles) — In folklore dating back to pre-biblical times, the mandrake root was imbued with all manner of magical powers. It was known to be an antidote against enchantments, to make the barren fertile, and, most commonly, to have power as a love potion. Aphrodite, Greek Goddess of Love, was sometimes known as the “Lady of the Mandrake” for the root’s association with life’s carnal pleasures, these wines pay homage to this sensual goddess, this magical root, and the tradition of winemaking that is as old as these two legends.
“The Cabernet is dark, with a rich aromatic bouquet of black cherry, cassis and sandalwood. The palate is rich and delicious, with notes of blackberry, plum, cigar box ad marzipan, and finishes with a hint of cocoa powder and clove. Drink Now – 2022+.” —WineryTasting Bar Price: $18.99/bottle (No further discounts)