Do you have Father’s Day plans yet? A great way to spend Sunday afternoon could to our Pours & Tours, where you can see how Annieglass is crafted and also taste some amazing local wines. And if Dad likes what he sees — and/or tastes — you can bring some home with you.
Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday we have free tours of the Annieglass studio at 11:30am and 2pm. It’s really fun to share the process of Annieglass with our friends and fans. We welcome walk-ins or you can reserve in advance by calling (831)761-2041 x21 or online: firstname.lastname@example.org. Take a tour and receive 10% off your same-day purchase of Annieglass.
And on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm we will be pouring tastes of Santa Cruz and Monterey County wines. You can sample 3 wines for $6 , or 6 wines for $9. If you buy a bottle to take home, the tasting fee is waived.
Our wine program is curated by Annieglass’ own wine expert, Jacqueline Knight. This week, as always, we will be pouring some lovely local wines, including these beauties:
Vino Tabi Pinot Gris – $18/btl
This is a bright and crisp wine with highlights of white peach, crisp apple, Blenheim apricot, stone fruit and a tang of grapefruit on the finish. The wine lingers in the palate, making for a satisfying quaff with many menu matches. Delicious as an aperitif on a warm day, but would be suited for grilled prawns or Thai dishes that have a bit of a kick.
Vino Tabi Chardonnay- $20/btl
A delicious and satisfying Chardonnay from a Mount Eden clone. This is a wine with all the qualities we love about chardonnay! There are fruit notes of lush pineapple and ripe pear, nectarine and a mineral edge. With lots of creaminess due to barrel aging, notes of honey and toast, it would cozy up to a richly roasted chicken with rosemary, or caramelized Santa Barbara scallops.
Poetic Cellars Ballad Blend – $18/btl
A traditional blend of Cabernet, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, this wine has a lovely floral nose. A lovely surprise of lavender, violets and rose are tantalizing and refreshing.. Dry, plush and clean. An amazingly sophisticated wine for the price! Try it with a nice steak with grilled mushrooms on the side.
Pandol Pinot Noir Regan Vnyd – $24/btl
This Pinot is simply delicious; the nose is deep with heady perfume leading to a creamy and round mix of rich fruit that is full of vibrant and vivid flavors. There are violets, rose and blueberry. What I find remarkable about this wine is the depth of flavor that exists without the intense color of some pinots. The color is delicate and tinged with garnet, but the depth of this wine is stunning. Delicate and perfumed, a silky, feminine and glorious wine. Such a delight! Try with seared salmon with a brown sugar and thyme rub.
Poetic Cellars Syrah 07 - $26/bottle
Inky and dark, this Syrah has flavors of plum compote and ollalieberry jam. Plush texture and warm smokiness makes this a great red sipping wine, but would also dress up nicely to be served with a pork roast or a big plate of short ribs.
Graham Beck Brut NV – $16/btl
This is World class “méthode champenoise” from South Africa, using the traditional Pinot and Chardonnay. The grapes are handpicked at a low brix (19% and 20% respectively, insuring good acid levels for bright elegance), then whole bunch pressed, and barrel-fermented separately before being blended along with reserve wines. The cuvee is then bottle fermented for 15-18 months. Yeasty and fresh lime aromas, rich and creamy complexity on the palate. Exceptionally fine and persistent mousse, for freshness and finesse. An elegant sparkling wine and a good reason to celebrate anything, at a value price!