220 20th St S
Arlington, VA 22202
Come check out great value wines for fall! Whether you are celebrating something special one weekend, breaking out the grill one last time, or just settling in to watch the leaves fall, we have some great wines that won’t break the bank on the Tasting Bar tonight! Come join Blair from 5-7p and find something for the changing season …
- Willm Crémant d’Alsace Brut Rosé NV: This is a fresh, festive sparkler that is perfect for your festive fall moments or with a great meal! It is made from 100% Pinot Noir using the Méthode Traditionnelle, where the wine undergoes secondary fermentation inside the bottle, just like Champagne, to create its bubbles. Crémant d’Alsace is currently the most consumed AOC sparkling wine in France and has a great international reputation for its quality and value! This wine is a light ruby color with an expressive bouquet of cherry, blackcurrant, and raspberry. Elegant, balanced, with delicious strawberry flavors, it is fresh and lively with a background of discrete tannins. It is a great aperitif, perfect with salmon or tuna, or try it with red fruit desserts for a heavily match!
- Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc 2016: This Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc take advantage of 10 generations of winemaking experience. It ferments in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks at cool temperature in order to have a longer fermentation and more intense aromas. The wine then matures for 3 months on its fine lees before bottling. Remarkably aromatic with pleasant flower and fruit fragrances recalling the flower of the vine and the fruit of the Sauvignon. On the palate it reveals a freshness and vivacity characteristic of grapes harvested at ripeness. Citrus, apple and gooseberry aromas with hints of passion fruit are often found in this lively and bright wine. An excellent aperitif that is also outstanding with fish, seafood, and Crottin de Chavignol goat cheese.
- Coteaux Bourguignons 2015: Coteaux Bourguignons is an AOC for white, red, and rose wine for Burgundy that replaced the earlier appellation Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire in late 2011. Coteaux Bourguignons translates as “Burgundian hills” and is a regional-level appellation that covers an entire Burgundy region that can be produced from Pinot Noir, Gamay, Chardonnay, Aligoté, Tressot, and César, either as varietal wines or as blends. This wine is a 50/50 Pinot Noir and Gamay blend that is lovely to drink on its own. It’s smooth, with notes of stone fruits and dark fruits, and ends with a decent bit of acid. It has a medium length and body. This wine is easy going and pairs shockingly well with a wide array of food.
- PradoRey Finca Valdelayegua Crianza 2014: This farm has history; it was purchased in 1503 by Queen Isabella of Castile. It was known for game hunting for hundreds of years. It is a total of 3000 hectares with 520 hectares of vineyards and 900 hectares of oak forests, poplar groves, food crops, cows and sheep, clean energy sources(a hydroelectric dam and a solar farm), an Inn, and a winery. They are completely self-sufficient in electricity and their livestock provides them with natural fertilizer for all of their crops. They are converting a portion of their vineyard to organic, and have revived traditional wines and developed new ones for the region. This single vineyard crianza is a hand harvested blend of 95% Tempranillo, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Merlot that was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. It is a dark cherry red that deep and bright. It has brilliant red fruit and sweet vanilla and balsamic notes. It also shows the terrior of the vineyard with a nice minerality in the background. It has a pleasant freshness and nice smooth tannins with a good concentration of fruit on the end. This is a wine that calls for roast meat, grilled steaks, and aged cheeses.