Wine Tasting for July 21, 2017

by Jonathan Gaby on July 21, 2017

We sure hope you enjoyed the Bourbon tasting we held last night with Rabbit Hole Distillery! Well, we sure enjoyed hosting them! We return to our wine tasting for Friday, which is a Downtown Frankfort Concert night, sponsored by United Bank

Wine Tasting: Eve 2015 Chardonnay (Charles Smith Wine) Mirabello 2014 Pinot Grigio Zuazo Gaston 2014 Rioja Tempranillo Zinphomaniac 2014 Old Vine Zin

This evening we are sampling:

Eve 2015 Chardonnay (Charles Smith Wine)
Created from 100% Chardonnay from Ancient Lakes, Charles Smith “Eve” Chardonnay is fermented on lees with partially native yeast and aged for five months on lees in used oak barrels. The result is a shimmering, brilliant, green golden colored wine offering notes of guava, aromatic pear and tangerine. The medium bodied palate is clean and crispy with additional notes of green apple, pear and light cinnamon spice. Bold mineral notes runs through the long, satisfying finish.

Mirabello 2014 Pinot Grigio
The rise in popularity of Pinot Grigio (also known as Pinot Gris) wines over the past decade has led to this particular grape varietal being planted in many countries around the world in enormous quantities. These grapes range in color from grayish blue to lilac and amber, and with many shades in between. However, they are most prized for their wide range of flavors and aromas, and their relatively high level of ‘transparency’, or the ability to put across elements of their terroir in the bottle.

Zuazo Gaston 2014 Rioja Tempranillo
90% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo, 5% Graciano 14 month barrel aging. Bottled unfiltered for us. Dark ruby/garnet color. Firm, well-integrated tannins are coated by thick berry fruit. Some liquorice and candied fruit meld with subtle oak notes in the nose. Very serious wine for the money.

Zinphomaniac 2014 Old Vine Zin
With tempting aromas of dark cherry, blackberry and spice, Zin-Phomaniac is a complex, full-bodied wine with juicy, approachable flavors of ripe blue-purple fruit and dark semi-sweet chocolate. A kiss of vanilla and a touch of brown baking spice add depth to the long, satisfying mouth feel.

About the Bands:

Kentucky Wild Horse
Kentucky Wild Horse takes its name from an old eastern Kentucky fiddle tune played by Wolfe County fiddler Darley Fulks (1895-1990) who possessed a vast repertoire of pre-Civil War tunes. Kentucky music from the 19th century down to the present, especially its fiddle and banjo traditions, has been our love and our inspiration.




Stone Soup

Stone Soup first formed back in 2001…we’ve changed quite a bit over the years, but now we really have a rockin line up. We still dish out regular helpings of classic rock and rockin blues. Come get you some! 🙂 We play a mix of classic rock and rockin blues from the 70’s to the 90’s. With 3 lead vocalists, things stay interesting and the dance floor packed!

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