What's on The Tasting Table today?

Fleurie Domaine de Robert 2014 - In the glass, the wine has a limpid garnet color all the way to the edge. The nose unfurls with the perfume of strawberry preserves, mulberries, and rhubarb, along with black cherries, lavender, roasted chestnuts, and fleeting suggestions of black raspberries, rose petals, tamarind, and fresh white tobacco. On the palate, the wine is multi-layered, concentrated, and graceful, with a core of black-and-red-fruit flavors that echo the nose, adding damson plums, walnut shells, and just-rained-on wet granite as the wine evolves in the glass. The persistent, satisfying finish is extended by lively fresh fruit acidity and dry mineral extract, and is punctuated with mild, fine-grained tannins. This is seriously elegant Burgundy. Drink now – 2022.

Contra Costa County Petite Sirah Three Wine Company 2012 - Along with Joel Peterson at Ravenswood in Sonoma, and Paul Draper at Ridge Vineyards in Santa Cruz, Matt Cline was one of the original champions of single-vineyard, old-vine Zinfandel. Before establishing Three Wine Company in 2006, Matt was a founding partner of Trinitas Cellars (which he sold in 2006), and had worked with his brother Fred at Cline Cellars since 1982. Along the way, he has quietly produced some of the most dramatic red wines ever made in California, mostly from grapes purchased under contract with third and fourth generation farmers of ancient parcels in Oakley and Lodi in Contra Costa County. In the glass, the wine has an inky, saturated, dark purple color, almost jet black in the center. The nose erupts with a cornucopia of ripe blueberries, black raspberries, black currants, and sweet herbs. On the palate, the wine is massive and chewy, yet supple, juicy, and sleek, with ripe black fruit flavors that echo the nose, adding smoky, dark-chocolate-covered black cherries, baking spices, cardamom, and a hint of white pepper. As smooth, and succulent, and full-bodied as natural wine can be.

Chianti Classico Poggio Al Sole 2012 - This Chianti Classico is made from 100% Sangiovese, fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, and matured in used barriques for fourteen months. In the glass, the wine is a dark ruby red, with ripe black cherries, dried flowers, fresh hay, and brambly balsamic undertones in the nose. On the palate, the mineral laced flavors echo the nose, with the sweet core of ripe red and black fruit framed by smooth round tannins and fresh acidity that cleanses the palate. The flavors persist through the long clean finish.

Pacherenc-du-Vic-Bilh Sec Château Viella 2014 - In 1952, Alain Bortolussi's grandfather purchased 25 hectares of land in the department of Gers that had recently been classified under AOC regulations as Madiran. Over the next 35 years, these gentle slopes of gravel and clay were replanted carefully with the best clones of Tannat and Cabernet Franc, and the winery was gradually modernized. Alain also replanted small parcels of the indigenous white grapes of the area; Arrufiac, Petit Manseng, and Gros Manseng to produce this dry, vibrant wine which carries the appellation, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh. The limestone-rich, clay soils of the area provide perfect drainage and minerality to the wines, and Alain’s very rigorous, natural farming produces very concentrated wines, of which, this is a perfect example. Rich aromatics of quince and lime are matched with a beautiful textural richness from the (neutral) barrel fermentation and aging.

 

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Moore Brothers in New Jersey is approximately 10 minutes from Center City Philadelphia. Open 7 days a week.

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Moore Brothers - New Jersey
7200 N Park Dr
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
888-686-6673

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Stolpman Vineyards Tasting

11:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Winegrower, Pete Stolpman visits Moore Brothers on February 27th. Please join us in welcoming one of California's most interesting wineries for a tasting of "Ballard Canyon" wines.

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