Friday, April 27, 2018

Guardian Cellars Wine Tasting - Forsyth

Wine Tasting at the Tasting Bar at Forsyth
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105


Open house format
April 28 from 11am-2pm
We are excited to have Jerry Riener owner/winemaker of Guardian Cellars back to the store. Jerry will be at the Tasting Bar to pour his latest releases from Guardian Cellars. Jerry is making award winning wines from Washington State's best vineyards, if you are not familiar with Washington State Wines of just want to try some amazing juice, stop by and let Jerry show you the light.

Guardian Cellars is focused on making stellar wines from Washington's finest vineyards and so much more. A boutique winery and tasting room, a husband-and wife-team, a cop and a reporter.

We will taste all of these great wines!

2015 Guardian Cellars “Guardian Angel” Sauvignon Blanc...$19.99
From the astonishing Klipsun Vineyard, this wine is rich in Red Mountain fruit, polished by winemaker Jerry Riener. Barrel fermented in new French oak, this matches ripe, tropical fruit flavors to barrel generated streaks of toast and caramel.

2016 Guardian Cellars Chalk Line Red Blend ...$24.99
Our version of THE Washington blend is 42% Cabernet, 28% Syrah, 28% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Right from the beginning this wine exudes ripe wild blackberry and plum jam. These dark fruit notes are soon joined by the sweet notes of vanilla latte and roasted coffee along with some black pepper spice. The mouth-feel is dense, lengthy and generous. Although good now, this vintage is an age-worthy wine.

2015 Guardian Cellars Gun Metal...$39.99
Yes, friends Gun Metal is back! This vintage is precise, focused and, as always, is super tasty. A blend of 48% Cabernet, 48% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot from Columbia Valley, Gun Metal was aged 20 months on 65% new French oak. This vintage features notes of black cherry, vanilla bean, cedar, black olive, licorice and a hint of leather. 600 cases produced

2015 Guardian Cellars The Rookie...$41.99
Welcome back old friend. The Rookie, known around the winery as Jennifer’s favorite, will definitely knock your socks off! Back for its ninth vintage, this stunner was sourced from Klipsun and Obelisco vineyards, in Red Mountain, and aged 20 months on 80% new French oak. This is a classic Cabernet featuring notes of black currant, black licorice, thyme, savory herb, tobacco leaf, cola and leather. As Jennifer says, this wine is just plain yum.

2016 Newsprint Merlot
We’re adding a 100% Merlot to our Newsprint lineup this year and holy smokes it’s delicious. This lovely wine is full of notes of red cherry, vanilla bean and mocha. This well-rounded wine is soft, yet expressive. It’s full-bodied, but approachable. Hailing from Red Mountain, the flavors are very pure and fresh. Simply put, this is what Merlot should be

2015 Newsprint Red Wine...$18.99
When we created Newsprint we were focused on just making straight varietals for it. But we ARE Guardian Cellars and this IS Washington, how could we not make a delicious red blend? This tasty blend is comprised of 65% Cabernet and 35% Syrah and is primarily Red Mountain fruit. This rich, dense and full wine won’t disappoint. This vintage features notes of raspberry, black cherry, vanilla and dark, juicy, red fruit. Drink it now!

2014 Newsprint Chardonnay...$17.99
We brought some a hint of butter and just a touch of oak to this Chardonnay party! For our debut vintage of Newsprint Chardonnay we used 50% new French oak barrels that are water bent. This Chardonnay, hailing from Conner Lee Vineyard, features notes of gorgeous golden delicious apple and yellow plum. This Chardonnay has great texture, with very focused flavors and a sleek finish. 450 cases produced

2016 Newsprint Cabernet Sauvignon...$26.99
Newsprint Cabernet is a serious show- stopper! This wine features big and bright blueberry notes and hints of fresh herb on the nose. Swirl and take a deep sniff, you’ll get secondary notes of vanilla, black cherry, cassis and red currant. This wine has some serious body, but the soft tannins give it a lovely texture. There is some good acid here, keeping things super fresh.

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