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Title: Wine & RKR Wine List


1
Wine RKR Wine List
  • Introduction to Wine

2
White Grapes
  • There are 50 major white grapes grown in the
    world today, 24 in California alone. The three
    most important grapes are listed here, ranked by
    texture from lightest to most full-bodied.
  • European wines will usually be identified by
    their appellation elsewhere wines will be
    identified by varietal. Grapes Where they grow
    best
  • Riesling Germany Alsace, France New York State
  • Sauvignon Blanc Loire Valley, France Bordeaux,
    France New Zealand California (Fumé Blanc)
  • Chardonnay Burgundy, France California
    Australia Champagne, France
  • Other significant white wine grapes, listed
    alphabetically Grapes Where they grow best
  • Albariño Spain
  • Chenin Blanc Loire Valley, France California
  • Gewürztraminer Alsace, France
  • Pinot Grigio/Gris Italy, Alsace, France
  • Sémillon Bordeaux (Sauternes), France Australia
  • Viognier Rhone, France California

3
WINE Definition
  • Wine is the alcoholic beverage obtained from
    the fermentation of the juice of freshly gathered
    grapes, the fermentation taking place in the
    district of origin according to local tradition
    and practice

4
FERMENTATION
  • A chemical process by which sugar is converted
    into alcohol
  • Natural sugar from Carbon dioxide gas
  • the grape pulp
    given off
  • Yeast occurs on the
  • skin of the grape

SUGAR YEAST ALCOHOL CO2
5
Types of Wine
  • Table or Still Wines
  • Sparkling Wines - second fermentation
  • Fortified or Aromatized Wines - brandy added

6
Wine - Vintage
  • Year the grapes were picked
  • Some years are better
  • Great vintages dont mean all great wines
  • Champagne and Port - vintages in exceptional
    years only
  • Vintage is replaced once previous vintage is sold
    out
  • Each vintage is different

7
Wine Labels
  • Vintage -Year the grapes were picked
  • Type of wine or name of wine
  • Region - appellation
  • Producer
  • U.S. requires alcohol content, sparkling or
    still, warning label

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Wine Tasting
  • Color/Clarity
  • Body - legs
  • Aroma - Bouquet
  • Taste - Sweet, Sour, Bitter or Salty

10
Wine Storage
  • Dark, well ventilated, and insulated
  • Temperature controlled - constant 55- 60ºF
  • No movement
  • Store horizontally, label up, bin number

11
Wine Serving Aids
  • Waiters tool, captains knife, bar key (church
    key)
  • Ah So
  • Wine baskets - red wine
  • Wine buckets - lower or maintain temperature
  • 3/4 full - 1 part water to 2 part ice
  • Is this bottle chilled to your liking?
  • Glassware -
  • Saucer shaped sparkling - Marie Antoinette vs.
    Flute
  • White wine - 1/2 full
  • Red wine 1/3 full

12
Wine Information Available for Staff
  • Bin
  • Phonetic Spelling
  • Year
  • Bottle Size
  • Price
  • Type
  • Origin
  • Serving Temperature
  • Characteristics of wine
  • Food pairing

13
Food Wine
  • Whatever the guest desires
  • Traditional
  • Red wines with red meats
  • White wines with fish or fowl

Chateau Collins 1997
14
Sommelier/Wine Steward
  • Selects wines for wine list
  • Maintains wine inventory
  • Responsible for storage, handling, and conditions
    of wine cellar
  • Wine consultant to guests

15
Wine-serving Temperatures
  • White and Rosé wines chilled to 45-55 F
    (7-13C)
  • Sparkling wines 45 F (7C)
  • Most Red wines served 60-65 F (16-19C)
  • Very good Red wines 70 F (21 C)

16
Wine Service
  • Taking the order
  • Collecting the wine
  • Showing the bottle
  • Opening the bottle
  • Letting host taste
  • Serve wine
  • Top up glasses

17
Wine Service
  • Serving Size Guidelines
  • 1/2 Bottle - 2 people
  • Split - 1. 5 glasses
  • Bottle - 2 to 6 people
  • Magnum (2 bottles) 7 to 12 people
  • Corkage
  • Serving (from the right)
  • White before Red
  • Decanting Red
  • Different Glasses for each wine
  • Bring new before taking old glass

18
Wine Training Tasting Benefits
  • Increases wine sales
  • Gives servers confidence in making wine
    suggestions
  • More opportunities for suggesting substituted

19
Wine List
  • A sales tool that can generate revenue
  • List should be attractive, informative, easy to
    use
  • Organize in various ways according to uses,
    dryness, sweetness, body, country etc.
  • Include appealing descriptions Relate wine to
    food

20
Champagne Sparkling Styles
  • Some Champagnes Sparkling wines are bone dry,
    while others are off-dry and still others are
    sweet. The level of sweetness depends on the last
    step before the cork, dosage.
  • Extra Brut or Brut Natural Bone dry - the
    driest of the dry
  • Brut Dry. This is the typical style of
    Champagne, with no sweetness
  • Sec Still very dry but with a hint of
    sweetness.
  • Demi-sec - While the definition is half dry,
    think of it as half sweet. This wine will be
    fairly sweet.
  • Doux also known as rich, this wine is the
    sweetest you can get in Champagne over 5 sugar.
    It's a dessert in itself and very rare.

21
Sparkling Wines Champagne
  • Sparkling wines are enjoyed around the world for
    their festive addition to a meal or celebration.
  • Enjoy sparkling wines with salads, seafood,
    desserts, or alone as an aperitif.

22
Sparkling Wines Champagne
  • BIN
  • 11 Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut nv 24
  • 12 Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs, 01, Napa Valley,
    375ml 24
  • 13 Roederer Estate Brut, Anderson Valley, Estate
    Bottled 30
  • Roederer Estate Brut Rose, Anderson Valley,
  • Estate Bottled 33
  • 15 Piper-Heidsieck Brut Champagne, France
    42
  • 16 Borgo Magredo Prosecco NV, Italy 20
  • 17 Maschio Prosecco Brut NV, Italy 18

23
Rosé Wine(row-ZAY)
  • A Rose by Any Other NameTechnically, a rosé is
    an "unfinished red wine," but the term seems so-
    secondary.
  • Rosé is a different sort of wine, with all the
    refreshing qualities of a white wine mixed with
    some characteristics of a red.
  • It can be made from many different grape
    varietals and in many different regions, the most
    popular and successful being Southern France,
    Spain, California Italy.

24
Rosé WineSumming it up
  • Successful Sites Southern France, Spain, Italy,
    California
  • Common Descriptors strawberry, raspberry

25
Rosé Wines
  • Rosé wines can be a pleasant alternative to a
    meal. They are refreshing, crisp and cold and
    compliment the acidity in salad dressings. Rosé
    wines also work well with rich, grilled and smoky
    foods. Great for easy sipping and hot weather!
  • BIN
  • Beringer White Zinfandel 05, California 12
  • Rivera Rose, 05 Castel del Monte, Apulia
    Italy 25
  • La Vieille Ferme, 06, Côtes Du Ventoux, France 15
  • Hart Syrah Rose 05, Temecula Valley 20

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Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY)
  • White Wines Queen BeeLike Cabernet Sauvignon,
    Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It
    adapts well to different soils and different
    climates. While frequently paired with
    California, its native home lies in the vineyards
    of Burgundy, France. The only white grape of the
    region, Chardonnay is at its best from rolling
    slopes in Bourgogne. Other popular Chardonnay
    sites include California (just about everywhere),
    Oregon, Washington, Other US, Australia, South
    Africa, South America and New Zealand.

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Chardonnay
  • Depending on climate conditions and the amount of
    wood aging, Chardonnay wines range from crisp and
    citrusy to buttery, rich and toasty. Chardonnay
    compliments shellfish, chicken and cheese dishes.
  • Wines are listed in descending order from no oak
    to heavy oak flavors.

28
Chardonnay
  • BIN
  • Sterling Vintners Collection 05, Central Coast
    21
  • Alamos 06, Mendoza, Argentina 20
  • 35 Dog Point Vineyard 02, Marlborough, New
    Zealand 37
  • 38 Cambria 03, Santa Maria Valley,
    Katherines Vineyard 26
  • 39 Chalone Vineyard, 01, Chalone AVA, Estate
    Bottled 35
  • 40 Dehlinger 00, Russian River Valley, Estate
    Bottled 36
  • 41 Domaine Alfred Chardonnay, 03 Edna Valley
    34
  • 42 Patz Hall, Durrell Vineyard 02, Sonoma
    Valley 45
  • 43 Patz Hall, Dutton Ranch 02, Russian
    River Valley 42

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Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk)
  • One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon
    Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well
    in both the old and new world. From the Loire
    Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand,
    Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring
    out its unique and delicious flavors.

30
Sauvignon Blanc Summing it up
  • Successful Sites
  • Loire Valley, New Zealand, California, Chile,
    Italy
  • Common Descriptors
  • grass, lemon, grapefruit, passion fruit.

31
Sauvignon Blancwith Food
  • Sauvignon Blanc is one of the worlds most
    distinctive and popular dry white wines. They
    range from very bright and tart, to rich, smooth
    and toasty.
  • Try Sauvignon Blanc with seafood, shellfish,
    chicken, and pasta dishes

32
Sauvignon Blanc
  • BIN
  • 50 Château Reynier Entre-Deux-Mers 03,
    France 20
  • 51 Pascal Jolivet 03, Sancerre, France 28
  • 52 Brander 04/05, Santa Ynez Valley 23
  • Brancott Vineyards Reserve 03,
  • Marlborough, New Zealand 28
  • 55 Dog Point Vineyard Section 94 04,
  • Marlborough, New Zealand 37
  • 57 Robert Mondavi, 03, Fumé Blanc, Napa
    Valley 21
  • 58 Spottswoode 03, Napa Valley 42
  • 59 Lail Vineyards Georgia 02, Napa Valley 57

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RieslingSumming it up
  • Successful Sites Germany, Alsace, Austria,
    Australia, New Zealand, Washington State,
    California, New York State
  • Common Descriptors steely, peach, mineral,
    floral, petrol, orange blossom, citrus

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Gewürztraminer Summing it up
  • Successful Sites
  • Alsace, Germany
  • Common Descriptors
  • lychee nut, floral, perfume
  • Other than lychee, typical descriptors of
    Gewürztraminer are roses and perfume. Its blend
    of fruits and acid make it a perfect match for
    spicy food like Indian and Thai.

35
Riesling Gewürztraminer
  • Both Riesling and Gewürztraminer pair well with
    many types of food. Particularly, chicken,
    seafood, cheese, and spicy foods! Think Asian
    cuisine.
  • The wines are listed in descending order, from
    lightest to most full bodied.

36
Riesling Gewürztraminer
  • BIN
  • 70 Bonny Doon Pacific-Rim Riesling 05, Santa
    Cruz 18
  • 71 Dr. Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett,
    05,
  • Germany 33
  • 72 Ch. Ste. Michelle Eroica, Riesling 05,
    Columbia Valley 33
  • 73 Fess Parker White Riesling 05, Santa Barbara
    County 21
  • 74 Chehalem Reserve Dry Riesling 05,
    Willamette Valley 26
  • 75 Domaines Schlumberger Grand Cru Riesling 04,
    Alsace, France 33
  • 76 Navarro Vineyards Gewürztraminer 02/05,
  • Anderson Valley 24
  • 77 Zind Humbrecht Gewürztraminer 01, Alsace,
    France 50

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Other White Wines
  • Wines in this section are great for wine and food
    pairings! They offer a change from Chardonnay
    and Sauvignon Blanc.
  • All work well with salads, seafood, shellfish,
    chicken, and pasta dishes.

38
Other White Wines
  • 80 Albarino, 06 Martin Codax, Rias Baixas,
    Spain 20
  • 81 Champalou, 05 Vouvray, France 25
  • 82 Pazo Senorans Albarino, 05 Rias Baixas,
    Spain 31
  • 83 Planeta La Segreta Bianco, 05 Sicilia,
    Italy 16
  • 84 Vignalta Sirio Moscato del Veneto, 05,
    Italy 22
  • 85 Casal di Serra, 05 Verdicchio dei Chastelli di
    Jesi, Italy 18
  • 86 Vignalta Agno Casto Colli Euganei Pinot
    Bianco, 04, Italy 27
  • 87 La Famiglia Pinot Grigio, 03, California 20
  • 88 WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Gris, 03, Willamette
    Valley 26
  • 89 Hugel Tokay Pinot Gris, 00 Alsace, France 25
  • 90 Caparoso Pinot Gris, 02, Baden, Germany 21
  • 91 Castello Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio,
    Toscana 25
  • 92 Triennes Viognier, Sainte Fleur, 05,
    France 27
  • 93 Bridlewood Viognier, 05, Reserve, Estate
    Bottled 30
  • 94 Vigne Regali Principessa Perlate, 06,
    Italy 23

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Red Wines
  • Red Wines

40
Red Grape Varietals
  • There are about 40 important red grape varietals
    grown in the world today. The major ones are
    listed below.
  • Generally speaking, as you go down the list the
    grapes will go from light to full-bodied in
    texture low to high in tannin level lighter to
    deeper in color (which generally corresponds to
    perceived acidity) younger to older in
    ageability.
  • In truth the redness of a wine depends on contact
    with the skin of the grapes separate the grape
    from its skin soon enough after picking and you
    can make a very white red. For example, most
    wines made in Champagne are white wines made with
    a significant proportion of red grapes.

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Red Grape Varietals
  • European wines will usually be identified by
    their appellation elsewhere wines will be
    identified by varietal.
  • Grapes Where they grow best
  • Gamay Beaujolais, France
  • Pinot Noir Burgundy, France California
    Oregon Champagne, France
  • Tempranillo Rioja, Spain
  • Sangiovese Tuscany, Italy
  • Merlot Bordeaux, France California
    Washington State
  • Zinfandel California
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux, France California
    Chile
  • Nebbiolo Piedmont, Italy
  • Syrah/Shiraz Rhone, France Australia

42
Barbera
  • Successful Sites Northern Italy, Other Italy,
    Some California
  • Common Descriptors juicy, cherry, blackberry,
    chocolate

43
Barbera Food
  • Barbera produces wines that are deep purple in
    color, high in acidity and dry in finish. These
    wines are enjoyed best while young and bright!
  • Enjoy with cheese dishes, seafood and grilled
    meats.

44
Barbera
  • BIN
  • 101 Eberle 02, Paso Robles 28
  • 102 Contratto Solus Ad 98, Barbera DAsti,
    Italy 36
  • 801 Contratto Solus Ad 97 Barbera DAsti ,
    Italy magnum 75
  • 103 Vietti Tre Vigne 02, Barbera DAsti , Italy
    29
  • 104 Pio Cesare 04, Barbera d Alba , Italy 27

45
Sangiovese
  • Successful Sites Tuscany
  • Common Descriptors tart cherry, red raspberries,
    olives, plum, spice

46
Sangiovese Food
  • Sangiovese produces Italys most recognized red
    wine, Chianti.
  • The wines are usually very dry, earthy and high
    in acidity.
  • Try Sangiovese based wines with seafood dishes,
    poultry, and grilled meats.

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Sangiovese
  • BIN
  • 111 Seghesio 01, Alexander Valley 30
  • 112 Falchini Chianti Colli Senesi, 05, Italy 20
  • 113 Vignamaggio Chianti Classico 01, Italy 32
  • 114 Selvapiana, Chianti Rufina 99 Riserva
  • Vigneto Bucerchiale, Italy 48
  • 115 Rosso Di Montalcino, Castello Banfi 01,
    Italy 34
  • 116 Brunello Di Montalcino, Castello Banfi 98,
    Italy 67
  • 117 Collepino 06, Toscana 17
  • 118 Centine 06, Toscana 20
  • 119 Castello Banfi Cum Laude, Sant Antimo 04,
    Italy 51

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Pinot Noir (PEE-noh nwahr)
  • Just as Merlot was pooh-poohed by Miles in
    Sideways, Pinot Noir was worshiped in its
    glorious difficulty.
  • Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in
    the right climate, with the right soils and the
    right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is
    why it is so loved. Pinot Noirs home and the
    classic wines from the grape hail from Burgundy.
    Pinot is the only grape allowed for AOC wines of
    the region. Pinot Noir mutates easily and so
    there are many different clones floating around
    in each wine region.

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Pinot NoirFood Order Listed
  • Pinot Noir is the red grape of Burgundy.
  • It is well represented in the United States by
    California and Oregon. At its best, Pinot Noir
    can range from strawberry-scented, to plumy and
    earthy.
  • Rich stews, lamb, and roasted poultry dishes are
    great matches for Pinot Noir.
  • The wines are listed from lightest to full-bodied
    in descending order.

50
Pinot Noir
  • BIN
  • 121 Aquinas 06, Napa Valley 20
  • 122 Melville 03, Santa Rita Hills, Estate
    Bottled 36
  • 123 Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve 04, Oregon
    47
  • 124 Dehlinger 00, Russian River Valley, Estate
    Bottled 53
  • 125 Robert Mondavi 06, Carneros 28
  • 126 Morgan 12 Clones 04 33
  • 127 Dog Point Vineyard, 03, Marlborough, New
    Zealand 45
  • 128 Hitching Post 02/05, Santa Rita Earth
    40
  • 129 Domaine Alfred Califa 02, Edna Valley
    49

51
Merlot
  • Successful SitesBordeaux, California,
    Washington State, Chile, South Africa
  • Common Descriptorsplum, cherry, blackberry,
    spice, raspberry

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Merlot
  • Merlot is a varietal of Bordeaux. It is blended
    with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and
    Petite Verdot, to create some of the worlds
    greatest red wines.
  • In California and Washington, as in the Pomerol
    and St. Emilion regions of France, Merlot is
    vinted into a wine of distinction.
  • Enjoy it with red meats, rich stews and cheese.

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Merlot
  • BIN
  • 141 Raymond Estates 04, California 19
  • 143 Miner 00, Napa Valley, Stagecoach Vineyard
    47
  • 144 Havens 02, Carneros 24

54
Zinfandel
  • Successful Sites California
  • Common Descriptors jammy, blackberry

55
Zinfandel
  • Zinfandel grapes are used to produce many styles
    of wine. From off-dry blush wines to late
    harvest port styles Zinfandel wines produced in
    California work with a variety of foods.
  • Try it with grilled meats, hearty stews and
    pastas.

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Zinfandel
  • BIN
  • 151 Ravenswood Vintners Blend 03, California 20
  • 152 Frogs Leap 03, Napa Valley 33
  • 153 Ravenswood 02, Sonoma County 32
  • 154 Terraces Rutherford 02, Napa 37
  • 155 Howell Mountain Vineyards,
    Old Vines 01, Howell
    Mtn. 32
  • 156 St. Francis Pagani Vineyard Reserve 00,
    Sonoma Valley 53

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Syrah/Shiraz
  • Successful SitesRhone, Australia, California,
    Washington State, South Africa
  • Common Descriptorspepper, jam, meat, smoke

58
Syrah/Shiraz
  • BIN
  • 161 Echelon 01, Espéranza Vineyard 23
  • 163 Lysis Cotes du Rhone, 01, France 20
  • 166 Morgan 01, Monterey 33
  • 167 Melville 02, Santa Rita Hills Estate 28
  • 168 Guigal Chateauneuf- du Pape, 01 57
  • 169 Groom 02, Barossa Valley, Australia 50

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Cabernet Sauvignon (cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn)
  • King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as
    the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due
    to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of
    climates, or to the fact that it produces wine
    with such character yet such diversity. Either
    way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a
    partner, for some of the greatest wines in the
    world. In Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon is the
    principle grape of the Medoc. It plays a
    supporting role in the blends of the right bank
    in regions such as St-Emillion and Pomerol. Most
    of the classic and cult wines of Napa Valley are
    made with Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cabernet Sauvignon is considered the king of red
    wines!
  • Cabernet Sauvignon wines are best enjoyed with
    hearty dishes. Beef, lamb, and game are great
    matched with Cabernet Sauvignon wines. The wines
    are listed from light bodied to full-bodied in
    descending order.

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Cabernet Sauvignon
  • BIN
  • 201 Riboli Family Vineyard, 98/99 Rutherford 46
  • 204 Frogs Leap 04, Napa Valley 52
  • 205 Provenance Vineyards 01, Napa Valley 50
  • 206 Jordan 00, Sonoma County 60
  • 207 Louis M. Martini Monte Rosso 99, Sonoma
    Valley 60
  • 208 Terra Valentine 00, Napa Valley, Spring
    Mountain 44
  • 209 Spottswoode 01, Napa Valley,
  • Spottswoode Estate Vineyard 80
  • 210 Richard Partridge 00, Napa Valley 53
  • 212 Sharecroppers 06, Columbia Valley 26

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Bordeaux Blends
  • The Fab FiveWith so much history under its belt,
    its no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the
    recipe to produce amazing wines.
  • Centuries of making (and drinking) wine has led
    them to the blend that has become synonymous with
    Bordeaux.
  • Winemakers in the New World replicated this
    formula and have created successful blends in
    their respective areas - you may see Bordeaux
    blends from the US labeled Meritage (rhymes with
    heritage).

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Bordeaux Blends Notable Facts
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc,
    Malbec and Petit Verdot. These five red grapes
    are the components of a Bordeaux Blend.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon and/or Merlot are usually the
    predominant variety,
  • while Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot are
    the supporting cast.
  • These three grapes help to add color, structure
    or body in varying amounts.
  • A Bordeaux Blend typically uses at least three of
    the five grapes to be labeled as such. The beauty
    of the blend?
  • Each year the percentage of each grape in the
    blend will vary and the winemaker can include
    more of the variety that excelled in that
    particular vintage.

64
Bordeaux BlendsSumming it up
  • Successful SitesBordeaux, California,
    Australia, Washington

65
Bordeaux Based Blends/Meritage
  • Meritage, rhymes with heritage. Meritage wines
    reflect the wine makers influence in blending
    Bordeaux grape varietals.
  • BIN
  • 224 Ch. De Reignac 01, Bordeaux, France 44
  • 225 Double T by Trefethen 03, Napa Valley 30
  • 226 Ch. Reynier Cuvee Heritage 01, Bordeaux,
    France 30
  • 227 Ch. Faugeres 00, St. Emilion Grand Cru,
    France 66
  • 228 Aquinas Red Table Wine 99, Napa Valley 45
  • 229 Joseph Filippi Cinq Vignobles 03, library
    reserve 38
  • 230 Deux Mondes, by Joseph Fillipi 03, Cucamonga
    Valley 55
  • 231 Lail, J. Daniel Cuvee, Napa Valley, 00 80
  • 232 Vignalta Gemola Colli Euganei Rosso 01,
    Italy 60

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Other Red Wines
  • Wines in this section are great for wine and food
    pairings! They offer a change to Cabernet
    Sauvignon. All work well with hearty dishes,
    grilled and roasted meats.
  • BIN
  • 241 Bogle Petite Sirah 04, California 20
  • 242 Joseph Filippi Cabernet Franc, 01, Cucamonga
    Valley 24
  • 243 Ferrari Carano Siena, Cabernet/Sangiovese/Mer
    lot 00,
  • Sonoma County 38
  • 244 Treana 99/00 Central Coast, Red Table
    Wine 44
  • 245 Este de Bodegas Alto Almanzora, 04
  • Monastrell, Tempranillo, Spain 13
  • 246 Castello Banfi Summas 99, Syrah/Cabernet,
    Italy 65
  • 247 Rutherford Grove Petite Sirah 01, Napa
    Valley 50
  • 248 Bramare Malbec 02, Mendoza Marchiori
    Vineyard, Argentina 40
  • 249 Donausome Blaufrankish Ausbruch 03,
    Australia 22
  • 250 Umani Ronchi Cúmaro Rosso Conero 03
  • Montipulciano dAbruzzo, Italy 44

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Dessert, Fortified Fruit Wines
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Dessert, Fortified Fruit Wines
  • These are wines made with addition of spirits to
    raise the alcohol content. The greatest are Port
    from the Douro region of Portugal, and Sherry
    from a region of Andalusia in southern Spain.
    Since wines in other countries are labeled as
    port, true Portuguese is now labeled

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Sherry
  • Sherry is a fortified wine from the area around
    Jerez, Spain ("Sherry" being the anglicized
    corruption of the word "Jerez"). Made primarily
    from the Palomino grape, Sherry is another of the
    world's great expressions of chalky soil (along
    with Chablis, Burgundy, and some Loire wines).

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Sherry
  • With non-vintage Champagne, Sherry is also one of
    the great expressions of the blender's art. In
    the Sherry Bodegas, fractional blending systems
    called Soleras, ensure a style of wine uniform
    from vintage to vintage. In the finest of these,
    space is left in the barrels of the solera for a
    special yeast called "flor" to develop and
    thrive. Sherries run from completely dry, light
    "finos" to nutty "amontillado" (remember "The
    Cask of Amontillado"?) to rich "oloroso." The
    latter two are often sweetened and sold as cream
    sherry or other proprietary brands.
    Interestingly, because of the fortification and
    the exposure to air-Sherry essentially being
    oxidized already!-an open bottle of Sherry will
    last almost indefinitely. Sherry is the perfect
    wine for tapas.

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Fruit Infused
  • A Fruit Wine is generally any wine that is
    fermented from a fruit other than grapes. None of
    the fruit character comes from the addition of
    fruit flavors but is the natural product of fruit
    fermentation. There are many different types of
    fruit wines, but the some of the most popular
    include Red Raspberry, Blackberry, Cherry,
    Cranberry and Blueberry. These wines are big and
    intense in their fruit character as it typically
    takes over ten pounds of fruit to produce one
    gallon of premium fruit wine.

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Fruit Infused
  • Fruit Wines have a multitude of uses. They are
    often consumed slightly- chilled (55 degrees F)
    with a dessert course. For example, Blackberry
    and Red Raspberry wines are a great accompaniment
    with dense chocolate desserts as the wine
    cleanses the palette of the sweet chocolate.

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Port
  • Port is a sweet fortified wine from the grapes
    growing on the deep valley walls sloping down to
    the Douro River in Portugal. Its name coming from
    Oporto, Port is made from up to about 40 grape
    varieties, most of which are red. After a brief
    fermentation to about 6 alcohol, the still
    fermenting grape must is poured off into larger
    containers holding spirit, which kills the yeast
    and stops fermentation.

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Port
  • The young wine is then shipped from the vineyards
    to the Port houses in Oporto, where it stays in
    barrel for a year or two. At that time a
    "vintage" can be declared, and the Port bottled
    with a vintage designation. This Port virtually
    demands 15 or 20 years of bottle age. In order to
    have Port that is enjoyable at purchase or
    shortly after purchase, there are other
    "wood-aged" Ports, which have spend more time in
    cask. These can be young "Ruby" Ports, aged
    "Tawny" Ports (which will sometimes average up to
    40 years in cask), and "Late Bottled Vintage"
    Ports. Port traditionally accompanies walnuts and
    stilton cheese.

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Dessert Wines
  • Dessert wines can be enjoyed on their own or with
    sweets to complete a meal.
  • Some dessert wines can actually be enjoyed with
    savory dishes.
  • Experiment and see which combinations of food and
    wine you enjoy!

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Dessert Wines
  • BIN Glass Bottle
  • Sparkling Dessert Wine
  • Banfi Rosa Regale, Italy 28
  • Sherry/Sherry Style
  • 301 Galleano Sherry Crema, Cask 3, Cucamonga
    Valley 6.00 43
  • Late Harvest
  • 401 Ice Wine, Chenin Blanc, Kiona Winery 375ml
  • Red Mountain 05 6.50 27
  • Fruit Infused
  • Bonny Doon Vineyard Framboise 375ml 4.00
    20
  • Port/Port Style
  • 601 Galleano 3 Friends Port 50
  • 602 Porto Rocha 20 Year Tawny, Portugal 375ml
    7.50 44
  • 603 Warres Colheits Port 1992, Portugal 6.00
    43

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Opening Wine
  • http//www.lifeinitaly.com/wines/opening-wine.asp
  • http//www.chow.com/stories/10494
  • http//www.Wineintro.com
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