Friday, December 11, 2015

BALLWIN Locatoin tasting tonight!

Our Ballwin location is staying open late Friday and Saturday with some wine tastings scheduled. .
Come in and shop until 8pm and taste some great wines at our BALLWIN Location

The Wine and Cheese Place
14748 Clayton Road, Ballwin MO

Tonight!!! Taste some amazing wines
and shop late tonight!  Taste from 5-8pm

Gundlach Bundschu Pinot Noir 2012
Winemaker Tasting Notes
Aromas of fresh blueberries, dried rose petals and anise. Juicy flavors of black cherry, fleshy black plum & mixed berries with a touch of vanilla cream are infused with complex layers of espresso, black tea and earth. Round and polished mouthfeel, with ripe, supple tannins drawing the creamy texture through an exceptionally long, elegant finish. Will continue to improve with three to seven years cellaring from vintage date.

Robert Craig Affinity 2012
The least expensive wine is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Affinity, the estate Cabernet Sauvignon from the foothills just south of Stag’s Leap blended with small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. An absolutely stunning value in Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, the wine has an inky/purple color, a big sweet kiss of créme de cassis, spice box, mocha and assorted black fruits. It is full-bodied and ripe with low acidity and sweet tannins. This wine is showy and up front, but has enough stuffing to last 7-10 years or more. 92 pts Wine Advocate
Robert Craig is still one of the most consistent wineries in terms of quality and keeping pricing within realistic levels, not something frequently seen in Napa Valley.

Big Basin Homestead 2012
A blend of 34% Grenache, 23% Syrah, 21% Carignan, 18% Mourvedre and the balance Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2012 Homestead is a ripe, rounded and textured wine that has loads of black licorice, ground herbs, pepper and spice that are backed up by a core of sweet black fruit. Staying fresh and lively, with a terrific finish, enjoy this forward, fruit-loaded effort over the coming 5-7 years.   Located high up in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Big Basin Vineyards is run by Bradley Brown. He releases numerous estate wines, yet also makes a number of wines from other top vineyards in the Central Coast. These 2011s show the freshness and focus of the cooler vintage, and his 2012s offer beautiful purity, with more fruit forward profiles.

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