July Friday Wine Tastings

Blind Tasting (Now every First Friday!) – Friday July 6th, 6-9pm

First Friday July 6th, 6-9pm we are tasting Blind. Blind means the wines will be brown-bagged so you don’t know what you’re tasting until after. I ask that you be here at 6, 7 or 8pm as we will taste and reveal the wines in groups. This tasting is $15 per person at the door. Winesmith always sells wine retail & by-the-glass, even during tastings. Cheers!

Pinot Noir & Cabernet – Friday July 13th, 6-9pm

Friday July 13th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting delicious Pinot Noir & Cabernet: a gorgeous steal of a Bourgogne, a beautiful Burgundian style from Oregon, a “Natural Wine” Oregon beauty, an unoaked, biodynamic French Cab, a crowd-pleasing Paso Robles Cab and a heady Oakville, CA version. This tasting is $15/person at the door. No tickets necessary.

Bubbly – Friday July 20th, 6-9pm

Friday July 20th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting the Bubbly: a fucking gorgeous Cremant de Bourgogne, a refreshing sparkling German Elbling, a serious, austere Cava, an Oregon Pinot Noir rosé Pet Nat, a funky French Pet Nat, and a yeasty, cheesy French Molette/Altesse blend. There will be a selection of fine cheeses to break up your palate as you taste. This tasting is $20/person. Tickets available below or at the door. Cheers!

Bubbly tasting with cheese

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$19.99 Hell Yes – Friday July 27th, 6-9pm

Friday July 27th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting $19.99 retail wines that give you so much more: a sexy, gorgeous Nebbiolo, an unfiltered Piedmont Arneis, a bold Ribera del Duero Tempranillo, a heady Napa Cabernet, a lip-smacking delicious Cali Carignan/Syrah blend and a classic Loire Sauvignon Blanc. This tasting is $15/person at the door. No tickets necessary. Cheers!

 

March Friday Wine Tastings

Red Blends – Friday March 3rd, 6-9pm

First Friday, March 3rd, in the 6-9pm window we are tasting Red Blends: a savory Côtes du Rhône, a meaty yet clean French GSM, a South African Pinotage based Bordeaux-styled blend, a super-value Portuguese, a Loire Valley Pinot Noir/Gamay and a big, balanced Napa blend. This tasting is $15/person at the door. Must be 21 to attend.

Winesmith sells wine retail & by-the-glass Monday-Saturday 12ish-9pm. Cheers!

Pinot Noir & Cabernet, Friday March 10th, 6-9pm
Grand Prix Weekend calls for some fast, curvy reds. Friday March 10th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting Pinot Noir & Cabernet: a racy red Burgundy, a delicious value Oregon Pinot, a bold, heady California Pinot, a 2010 Southern Tuscany Cabernet, a gorgeous French Cab and a suave Paso Robles Cabernet. This tasting is $15 with advanced ticket purchase and $20 the day of. Tickets available here http://buytickets.at/winesmith/86874. Must be 21 to attend.

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Bubbly – Friday March 17th, 6-9pm
St. Patrick’s Day at Winesmith is, of course, a sparkling wine tasting. Friday March 17th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting Bubbly: a bone dry, crisp Cava, a refreshing, not-too-sweet Prosecco, a full and lush Cremant de Limoux, a Cabernet based French Rosé, a Pinot Noir based beauty from Tasmania and a rich Pinot Menuier based Champagne. There will also be a selection of fine cheeses. This tasting is $20 with advanced tickets and $25 the day of. Tickets available here http://buytickets.at/winesmith/87074 Must be 21 to attend.

Crisp, Dry Whites – Friday March 24th, 6-9pm
Friday March 24th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting Crisp, Dry Whites: a high-acid Alsatian Riesling, a mineral driven Spanish Verdejo, a serious white Rioja, a rare German Elbling, a dry, finely textured Cava and a bone dry Australian Riesling. This tasting is $16 at the door. Must be 21 to attend.

Rocking $14.99 Wines – Friday March 31st, 6-9pm
I love finding great $14.99 wines that drink over $20 retail.
Friday March 31st we are tasting wines that rock for $14.99: an impeccably balanced California Petite Syrah, a silky, smoky Tannat from Uruguay, a rustic French Malbec, a killer, unoaked French Cabernet, a big South African blend and a white Rioja that comes close to white Burgundy. This tasting is $15 at the door. Must be 21 to attend.

Cabs Tasting – Friday, December 16th 6-9pm

designFriday December 16th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting Cabs:
my best seller at the moment – a 40yr old vine, unoaked French beauty I sell for $14.99, a 2010 unoaked Southern Tuscan, the oaked version of the same Tuscan Cab, a briary 2010 from Argentina, a perfectly balanced gem from Margaret River (Western Australia) and a bold, tannic bomb from Washington State that goes for $34.99. The total retail value of these wines is over $130. This tasting is $20 per person. Must be 21 to attend.
Buy tickets for Cabs

2012 Chateau Phélan Ségur Saint-Estèphe

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Black licorice, smoke, lead, sweet tobacco, rosemary, currant and dusty barnyard scents on the enticing, savory nose. Scents transition seamlessly with blackberry, black tea and minerals added to the suave, dense, chewy palate. This is fucking good. Finishes long and dry with firm acidity carrying the black fruits, mineral and tea flavors. 55% Cabernet, 40% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc. $59.99

2013 Gorman Winery The Devil You Know

This smells of Bordeaux.  Integration and balance.  Leather, earth, blackberry, cassis – sweet herbs and savory spices forming a seamless scent. Luscious power and graceful elegance dance on the palate.  High toned blackberries lead into the dexterous, focused-mineral, dry finish with starbursts of tea and citrus acids carrying it on.  Head-shaking delicious. The first time I’ve tasted this wineries wines and they are profoundly good.  Columbia Valley, Washington. 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 18% Malbec, 6% Petite Verdot & 3% Cab Franc. $34.99

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