Somm By Epicure

Join us for our second Palate Building Class on Saturday, April 19 at 2PM when we will taste four French White Wines (Sancerre, Quincy, Muscadet and Beaujolais Blanc). Call 512.858.0660 today to make your reservations!

04-17-19

Champalou Vouvray Brut (Sparkling) NV - Pale yellow, yeasty nose. Dry, tart with ccitrusy acidity. Very dry.

Le Contesse Prosecco DOC NV - From Veneto. Pale gold. White flower nose, candied citrus on the nose. Green apple fruit, dry, medium+ finish.

Tolosa Unoaked Central Coast Chardonnay 2016. Nose of dried grass, pale gold color. Wet dried grass on the palate, bright acidity. Aged 3 months on the lees, medium plus finish. Very Burgundian style of Chardonnay.

2016 Jigsaw Oregon Pinot Noir. Light ruby color and light boddy. Red berry nose. Very tart red stone fruit on the palate with some cranberry. A bit on the thin side.

2015 Apolloni Estate Pinot Noir (Oregon) 2015. Pale ruby color. Light body. Roses and alcohol on the nose. Coffee and mocha on the palate with dark red fruit. Silky texture, well balanced Pinot Noir Although I am not a huge fan of Pinot Noir and especially not of Oregon Pinot Noir, I found this wine surprisingly good.

Vizcarara Ramos JC Vizcarra Ribera Del Duero Tempranillo 2015. The more I taste of Ribera’s Tempranillos, the more I like them. This is a monster of a Tempranillo. DARK ruby color, Aged 15 months in a combination of French and American oak (50% new), Beautiful dark plum fruit, textural tannins that soften slowly in the glass. This is as far from thin, sour Rioja Tempranillo as it gets. Look for this at Somm very soon!