March 19, 2016 – 11 am to 2pm join us as we cater a wine tasting for one classic red and one unique white wine. Simon O’Grady of Crossroad’s Vintners will be at Joe’s to represent the wines.
Red –2013 Flegenheimer Bros. ‘Paisant’ Grenache, (McLaren Vale, S. Australia), Vinous – 90 pts., $15.99btl
Aromas of red berries, fresh rose and spice cake, with a hint of smokiness. Silky and sweet, offering fresh raspberry and floral pastille flavors and a touch of white pepper. In an elegant, supple style, finishing with clarity and length. From a single vineyard in the McLaren Vale, this wine is made by celebrated winemaker Ben Glaetzer. – 96% Grenache, 4% Shiraz
White-2014 Zestos Blanco, (Viños de Madrid, Spain), Vinous – 90 pts., $14.99btl
Fleshy, focused and dry on the palate, offering incisive orange pith and green apple flavors and a gingery quality. Closes taut, stony and long, with a suave floral nuance lingering. Offers impressive clarity and vivacity for the price. Malvar grapes are an indigenous variety that must be grown in cool weather, these vines, which date back to 1950, are at an elevation above 2,100 feet. The area around Madrid is the only place Malvar is planted. -100% Malvar