On the steep slate and shale banks along the Mosel, the pristine, castle-crowned vineyards of the Rheingau and the rolling hills of Rheinhessen, Germany produces some of the world’s most underrated wines. Rhineland-Palatinate is Germany’s leading producer of wine in terms of grape cultivation and wine export. Of thirteen wine regions producing quality wine in Germany, six (Rheinhessen, Pfalz, Mosel, Nahe, Mittelrhein and Ahr) are located in this loosely-defined region near the Rhine River in southwest Germany and account for approximately 60 percent of the German wine production.
2009 Barth Riesling Kabinett, Rheingau Germany
Winemaker, Norbert Barth shows his craftsmanship with this simple and elegant Kabinett. It is soft and sumptuous with a delicate balance between fruit and acidity. Crisp and dry with a candied Meyer lemon on the nose. Golden Delicious apple and pink grapefruit round out the finish. A traditional Rheingau Riesling. Pairs well with chicken, fresh fish, shellfish, veggies, casseroles, light pastas.
2008 Gutzler Riesling Rolling Hills, Rheinhessen Germany
Rolling Hills is a voluptuous Riesling from Gerhard Gutzler made with 100% estate fruit. This wine is ripe with honeydew and cantaloupe melon, balanced acidity and a touch of prickly sweetness on the finish. Perfect for sipping or with food! A bright, elegant acidity offsets the sweetness, it is a pleasant, refreshing Riesling. Pair with ethnic cuisine like Thai, Indian, Chinese and spicy dishes, also strong blue cheese and aromatic hard cheese!
2009 Villa Wolf Pinot Noir, Pfalz Germany
This dry Villa Wolf Pinot Noir is warm and medium-bodied, with forward, dark cherry fruit, a firm structure and a spicy mid-palate. Six months of barrique aging gives it a smoky depth and a nice backbone of earthy tannins. Try this wine with flank steak, Salmon, roasted chicken, pasta w/ meat sauce
2009 Villa Wolf Dornfelder, Pfalz Germany
Villa Wolf Dornfelder is a fruity, medium bodied red wine with flavors of plums and cherries balanced by velvety tannins. The Dornfelder grape is native to Germany. It has an intense color and pairs well with a wide variety of meals, hamburgers off the BBQ, Ribs, cheese, pizza, great picnic wine
2009 Villa Wolf Gewurztraminer, Pfalz Germany
This Gewürzt is a clean and fruity wine that shows off the aromatic charm of the variety. It has a deliciously juicy texture and a delicate aroma of spices and fresh roses. Pairs well with spicy Asian cuisine, Spicy German Sausage, hotdogs
and one of Germany’s neighbors for good measure. . .
N/V Punkt Sparkling Pink, Weinviertel Austria
Punkt means “on the dot” in English. Made exclusively from Blauer Zweigelt grapes from Weinviertel, Austria. This rosé presents in a frizzante style, with complimentary aromas of violets, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, nutmeg & cinnamon. Dry with lasting acidity, it’s clean, crisp with a fruity finish
that is smooth & balanced. This wine is fun, effervescent & fabulous.
All of our Thursday Tastings occur during Happy Hour. We have $4 glass pours and $4 food items. There is never a corkage fee on bottles. (Value over $20)