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Weekend Tasting: A Summer Down Under

Come join us this weekend for our tasting of Australian wines. The tasting features six wines for $17 and runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday upon availability. Tasting notes and bottle prices are as follows:

’09 Crossings Sauvignon Blanc $13.99

Bright with a pale yellow/green hue, aromas of passion fruit and lime with herbal notes. A complex palate exhibiting, melon and stone fruit, underpinned by zesty acidity and the classic Awatere flinty mineral spine. (100% Sauv Blanc) Marlborough, NZ 89 Wine Spectator

’10 Cape Mentelle White $15.99

Freshly cut passionfruit, lime rind and wild blackberry feature with fragrant jasmine and sweet cinnamon quill. Delicate yet full, the palate is distinctively lemon and lime with subtle s tar anise, lemongrass and clove. Richness and weight are balanced with fresh acidity, giving direction and finesse. (55% Sauv Blanc and 45% Semillon) Margaret River, Australia

’06 Eradus Pinot Noir $24.99

The nose is quintessentially Pinot Noir. The palate has lovely fruit characters with excellent structure, silky tannins and a nice weight throughout. The finish is smooth and long with a hint of acidity.  Marlborough, New Zealand

’05 Green Point Shiraz Reserve $22.99

A luscious mouthful of red plum, raspber ry and blueberry fruit poised artfully against hints of white chocolate, mineral and nutmeg as the flavors wax and linger effectively.  Yarra Valle, Australia 91 Wine Spectator

’05 Padthaway “Parson’s Flat” $32.99

It offers up a fragrant bouquet of cedar, spice box, pepper, espresso, wild blueberry, and blackberry. Medium to full-bodied, it exhibits some co m plexity, layers of savory black fruits, and a lengthy finish. (73% Shiraz and 27% Cabernet Sauvignon

’02 Strathewen Hills Shiraz “Tribal Elder” $59.99

Deep purple, aromas and flavors of white flowers, black raspberries, cassis, and subtle oak are followed by a medium to full-bodied offering boasting a sweet mid-palate, an alluring texture, and a rich, concentrated, long finish. Victoria, Australia 93 Robert Parker