‘The Cellar’ at Harbor View
Thursday FREE Tasting
August 16, 2018, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Exciting New Italian Wine Finds
As summer starts to wind down, we are always a little saddened that the great fun we had during what was surely one of the hottest summers ever is now coming to a close. And, even though we will inevitably have some hot days during the Great New York State Fair at the end of the month, weather history reminds us that evenings are going to turn a little cooler now and, occasionally, a long-sleeved shirt is needed to sit outdoors. All of this means that fall is right around the corner and we are about to transition to comfort food dishes and the wines to go with them.
With the end of summer upon us, we decided to feature four terrific Italian wines that make a nice transition from summer to fall for our last Cellar tasting of the summer. *Here’s what we’re tasting…
Feudo Maccari Grillo IGP 2016 Italy (Terre Siciliane IGP, Sicily)
For the Cellarmaster and staff who help customers on a daily basis, this is one of the great ‘under the radar’ white wines we sell on the Main Floor. It’s a terrific summer white but makes the transition to fall very nicely as an aperitif wine with appetizers or with the main course.
From the winery: “…Expressive aromas of spring flowers, citrus and peach, with bitter almonds and grass notes. Generous, rich, and deep flavors have freshness, framed by linear acidity from the moderate-to-cool growing season…”
Special Tasting Bar Price: $12.99/bottle; Regular Price: $17.99
Argiolas ‘Serra Lori’ Rosato 2017 Italy (Sardinia)
From the winery: “This Rosato is composed of four Sardinian grapes (Cannonau 50%, Monica 25%, Carignano 20%, Bovale 5%) that are ideally suited to rosé styles. Cannonau (Garnacha) and Monica lend strawberry fruitiness, while Carignano and Bovale Sardo bring freshness and aroma. Serra Lori is juicy, vibrant, and full of red-berry flavor, offering refreshment and the perfect accompaniment to the summer table.” Serra Lori can easily be paired with all kinds of outdoor cooking.
Special Tasting Bar Price: $11.99/bottle; Regular Price: $15.99
Castello Banfi Centine Rosso Toscana IGT 2015 Italy (Tuscany)
90 points James Suckling
Comprised of 60% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot
the color is intense ruby red. The perfumes are complex, very sweet and fruity, characterized by notes of plum, blackberry, and ripe cherry, alongside vanilla and licorice scents. The structure is powerful, large and silky. An extremely balanced wine, with a very persisting finish. The best tradition of the Sangiovese grape in Tuscany that, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, allows a youthful and intensely fruity blend.
“The nose of this younger drinking style wine is fruity and delicious with plenty of fresh blueberry and lavender character. The palate is medium to full in body and extremely tender with mouthwatering acidity. As always, great value on offer here.” JS
Tasting Bar Price: $9.99/bottle; Regular Price: $12.99
Feudi di San Gregorio Aglianico Rubrato 2015 Italy (Irpinia Aglianico DOC)
90 points Wine Enthusiast; 89 Wine Spectator
“Succulent and savory, this youthful, polished red opens with enticing scents of fragrant purple flower, black-skinned fruit, dark spice and a whiff of forest floor. The juicy delicious palate doles out ripe blackberry, wild cherry, cinnamon and licorice alongside firm, chewy tannins.” WE
“Loaded with licorice and spice notes, this expressive red is round and creamy, with lightly chewy tannins and flavors of sun-dried cherry, tangy mineral and dried thyme. Drink now through 2021.” WS
Tasting Bar Price: $12.79/bottle; Regular Price: $15.99
The Cellar Tastings
August 23rd: No Tasting; Everyone’s at the Great NYS Fair!
August 30th: No Tasting; Everyone’s still at the Fair!
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*Wines subject to change based upon distributor availability.
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