Thursday, September 22, 2011

Post Deutschtown House Tour Wine Sampling

The Historic Deutschtown House Tour launches this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. from the Priory's courtyard. After the tasting, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., come back to the courtyard for our special wine sampling courtesy of our hotel's Monk's Bar.

We'll be pouring flights (three ounce servings) of your choice of four of six of our favorite wines from our monthly Priory wine tastings in our peaceful courtyard. The cost is $15.00 per flight. We will also be serving a full bar from the Monks’ Bar, and light food will be available.

Date: Sunday, September 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Monks’ Bar will be open from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. as well.

None of the wines we are serving are available in state Wine & Spirits stores. Se Selections for Sunday's sampling are:

Winemakers 45 RPM (Paso Robles 2009): This wine was featured by the winemaker himself, Ross Outon. Ross was the winner of PBS’s inaugural season of “The Winemakers,” a television program which pits aspiring winemakers of a variety of backgrounds in a series of “Top Chef” type competitions. The winner is awarded the chance to create and bottle the wine of his or her choice. The result of season one was Ross’s “45 RPM,” a blend of grenache, petit syrah, zinfandel and mourvedre grapes. Upon drinking, one picks up cherry, vanilla, licorice and black pepper on the nose. Medium bodied and fruit forward, the middle part of the wine shows cherry and other soft red fruit. With subtle tannins, this is an easy drinking wine. It is not available at all in Pennsylvania; we had to special order it for the tasting.

Altura 1024 Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendoza, Argentina 2007): This is a medium-bodied, easy-drinking Cab with a very with a bold thrust of plum and blackberry fruit flavor, followed by a slight note of acidity upon the finish.

James Mitchell Cabernet (Lodi 2009): Robust and flavorful, and with a touch of oak, this meaty Cab is all about lush fruit – black cherry, black currant and spice notes.

Kunde Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma 2009): 91% Sauv Blanc, 6% Semillon, and 3% Vignonier, the blending grapes of this wine add subtle complexities and body. The main body of the Sauvignon Blanc features grapefruit, pineapple and a hint of Mexican guava.

Hahn GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre blend) (Central Valley 2009): This deep hued blend opens with intense aromas of dark fruit and berries, vanilla and cloves. Flavors of black cherry cola, blackberry, fig and pepper are supported by a refreshing acidity and structured tannins.

Hahn Pinot Gris (Monterey 2009): Full bodied and rich, this wine is pale straw colored and crystal clear. It offers waves of Bosc pear, green apple and Jamaican banana on the nose.

We hope that you can make it!

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