THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING 6-8PM: SPANISH WHITES WITH LA LUZ
We have the founder of La Luz Selections and the OG Sherry Queen of NYC behind the bar tonight… our dear friend Kerin Auth Bembry. She will be sharing 2 refreshing white wines from Noelia de Paz and 2 wines from grower-sherry producer Callejuela! Come cool down and taste the good stuff with us tonight!
LA OSA BY NOELIA DE PAZ
Noelia was here not too long ago… do you remember her?! Of course you do. She and her wines are absolutely gorgeous.
POLAR ALBARINO, Rías Biaxas DO
Who doesn’t love Albariño? Green and yellow apple, sea spray and blueberry. Medium bodied, immediate richness of yellow fruit, mouth coating waxiness, honeysuckle – not your traditional “green” Albariño. Love the palate because it’s all about richness while still be light. The wine has creaminess, but retains cut at the same time. Hints of blue fruit on the finish. Drink with a lobster roll or some pan-seared scallops why don’t you? $24
TRASTO ALBARIN, Tierra de Leon
This wine has magic in it. Carambola, sweet fennel, hints of orange oil, yellow golden fruits leap from the glass and bind with sweet herbs. Serious depth on nose. Light to medium bodied, moderate acid, balanced, clean, dry. Hint of beeswax on the back end, golden fruit continues to grow on palate. This is excellent white wine, one might even mistake it for warm vintage dry Riesling, or Chenin Blanc. This is what I’ll be drinking by the glass tonight. $26
CALLEJUELA BY THE BLANCO BROTHERS
The chalky backroad vineyards of Sanlúcar de Barrameda (pic above)… the term “Salt of the Earth” comes to mind, don’t it?
CALLEJUELA “LAS MERCEDES”, Andalucía
100% (unfortified) Palomino that’s as decadent as a brand new Mercedes. We LOVE this wine. Thick skinned with a touch of tannin and lanolin, this waxy Palomino is the most intense and deep of the three single vineyard. Ok, maybe this is the wine I’ll be drinking by the glass later tonight… it’s truly hard to choose. Lucky for me (and you) we have all the dope wines open tonight. $28
CALLEJUELA MANZANILLA FINA, Sanlúcar de Barrameda
Our new favorite beach wine and steak wine, yep, that’s right, this Manzanilla goes with just about anything. A delightfully playful, fruit forward Manzanilla with notes of pear, almond, celery and fennel, and a delicate hit of pungency. Soft floral notes and a luscious texture make this Manzanilla friendly and inviting, with or without food or a beach. Nicely chilled to be consumed all spring and summer long. Also throw a splash in the pot when steaming shellfish and garlic, or to finish any pan sauce. $25