Thursday, December 6, 2012

Premium Tasting: Spring, Howell, & Diamond Mountain Cabs - Fort Worth, Texas



Friday, December 7, 2012 from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fort Worth, Texas

Grand Cru
5500 Overton Ridge Blvd, Suite 222
Fort Worth, Texas 76132
817-361-9999

Cost: $24 ($18 after 5pm)

FRIDAY - SATURDAY - SUNDAY
This Week's PREMIUM FLIGHT:
Mountain AVA Cabs - Diamond, Howell, & Spring 

This weekend, our premium flight features cabernet sauvignon from three unique and highly acclaimed mountain appellations in the California regions of Napa and Sonoma County.  Enjoy a 2-oz pour of all three incredible wines for only $24.

Premium flights are always eligible for Happy Hour pricing of 25% off, Fridays 5-9pm.

2007 Quill
Diamond Mountain - Napa Valley
Showing the qualities of the ripe, near-perfect 2007 vintage, this is a wine that balances linear, graphite minerality with classic Cabernet flavors. Plum, cassis, clove, blueberry and dried spices are  apparent on both the nose and palate.  Elegant refined tannins provide a smooth, lingering finish.  A delight. 225 cases produced

2009 La Jota
Howell Mountain - Napa Valley
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon comes across as gorgeous and round in its expressive dark red and black fruit, earthiness, menthol, spices and graphite. The firm Howell Mountain tannins are there, but the presence of Merlot (12%) helps to soften the wine. This is a gorgeous showing from La Jota and winemaker Chris Carpenter. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024
95 POINTS, WINE ENTHUSIAST
94 POINTS, ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
92 POINTS, WINE SPECTATOR
90 POINTS, STEPHEN TANZER

2005 Saint Helena Road Winery, Roy J Maier
Spring Mountain - Sonoma County
Purplish-red, with a dense black core, this wine is dark. It sends off spicy, classic Cabernet aromatics of raspberry, clove, cassis, with a hint of chocolate. These aromas are echoed as flavors on the palate, carried by a full body that has additional richness beyond our previous vintages. Look for a beautiful finish, graced by rich but sweet tannins and very nice length.  75-80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot 5% Malbec, 5% Cab Franc, and 1-2% Petit verdot. Mike Hirby (Behrens and Hitchcock, Rockledge, Realm, Relic) is the wine maker. The vineyard is at the peak of Spring Mountain on the Napa/Sonoma county line between Pride and Fisher Vineyards.  790 cases produced

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