Wine Dinners

 

GrapesO'Hara's Wine and Liquors

 

«Special California Luxury Wine Tasting»

 

  

At Restaurant

located at 50 Water St, Worcester, MA 01604 

Wednesday February 20th 6:00-7:00 pm

There is a $20 charge for the tasting which will be refunded upon purchase of any of the wines being tasted.

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Great Vintages from California!

These Wines Will Be Presented By Joe Nadone!

 

 

 

Hartford Court Land's Edge

Hartford Court


2015 Pinot Noir Land's Edge

-Sonoma Coast

 

Wine Enthusiast 

Score: 96 Points!

"This is comprised of fruit from two coastal sites, but it does not hold back on flavor or complexity. A juicy entry of spicy red and blue fruit is surrounded by moderate structure and an imprint of rose petal.  Lasting in intensity and acidity, it's dotted in citrus and polished tannins"

Robert Parker

Score: 95 Points!

One of the brilliant efforts from Hartford Court is the 2015 Pinot Noir Land’s Edge Vineyards. From a site located only four miles from the Pacific Ocean, this wine has a saturated ruby/purple color and a beautiful concentration of blueberry, black raspberry and black cherry, some crushed rock and spring flowers. The terrific fruit on the attack and mid-palate, the full-bodied finish and intensity are all promising in this brilliant effort. Drink it over the next decade.

 

 

 

 

 

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Hartford Court Arrendell

Hartford Court


2015 Pinot Noir Arrendell

-Russian River Valley

 

Wine Enthusiast

Score: 95 Points!

Robert Parker

Score: 94+ Points!

"Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Hartford Court Pinot Noir Arrendell Vineyard has compelling chocolate-covered cherries, raspberry pie and warm mulberries nose with touches of potpourri, Ceylon tea and tobacco leaf. Medium to full-bodied, very finely structured and very fresh, it gives intense black berry and savory layers, finishing on a lingering earthy note. 409 cases produced. (LPB) 94+ "

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Freemark Abbey Cabernet SauvignonFreemark Abbey


2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

-Napa Valley

Robert Parker

Score: 94 Points!

 

"A blend of 75.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.9% Merlot, 7.3% Petit Verdot, 6.1% Cabernet Franc and 1.6% Malbec, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is deep garnet-purple colored and reveals open-knit, expressive cassis and baked plums scents with hints of pencil shavings, menthol, dark chocolate and damp soil plus a waft of unsmoked cigars. Full-bodied, concentrated and giving mouth-filling black fruits and savory layers, it finishes with a provocative grainy texture."

 

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Stonestreet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Stonestreet


2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

-Alexander Valley

 

Jeb Dunnuck

Score: 91 Points!

"Aged 19 months in one-third new French oak, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a terrific, classic, slightly old-school effort. Blackcurrants, black cherries, tobacco and leafy herb (rosemary and California bay) notes, medium body, good concentration, and building tannin all make for a terrific and elegant Cabernet that’s going to keep for a decade."

 

 

 

 

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I AM CRU

Vineyard 29


2015 Cabernet Cru

-Spring Mountain

Robert Parker

Score: 92+ Points!

 

"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Cru delivers a wonderfully plumy, baked cherry and mulberry-laced nose with hints of cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves and chocolate box. Medium to full-bodied, it offers a great intensity of ripe black fruit and spicy layers, with a grainy backbone and great freshness, finishing long." 

 

 

 

 

 

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Staglin Salus Booth Bella Oaks

Staglin


2014 Salus Booth Bella Oaks

-Rutherford

 

Fredrik Johansson

Winemakers Notes

"High-toned, energetic and red, the 2015 Booth Salus is a refreshing composition of redcurrant and early season black cherries overlaid with an intriguing interplay of powdered turmeric, just-ground coffee beans and twisted spearmint. The composed and punchy palate of menthol-lifted cherry, blackberry and cassis undulates along a bed of crushed rock, dusty levees and sinuously curved, forest-lined roads. Resonant and tactile with a touch of cut and grip, this wine will appreciate a bit of air and broaden with a stroke of time.
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Mt Brave Cabernet Sauvignon

Mt Brave


2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

-Mount Veeder

 

Robert Parker

Score: 96 Points!

Wine Spectator

Score: 94 Points!

 

"Composed of 87.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec and 1.5% Petit Verdot, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder gives up notions of crème de cassis, violets, baker's chocolate, licorice and yeast extract with a touch of beef drippings. Full-bodied, concentrated and wonderfully expressive, the palate gives lovely ripe tannins and great freshness, finishing long and earthy." 

 

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Anakota Helena Montana

Anakota


2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Helena Montana

-Knights Valley

Wine Spectator

Score: 94 Points!

Robert Parker

Score: 93+ Points

"The 2014s are 30-year wines, even in such a supple, easygoing and charming vintage. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Montana has an opaque purple color, a beautiful nose of graphite, creosote, incense, blackberry and licorice, and maybe a touch of charcoal and earth. The tannins are soft, and there is enormous fruit as well as a deep, full-bodied mouthfeel and some coffee in the finish. It should drink well for 25-30 years. (RP) 93+"

 

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Eisele Altagracia

Eisele


2015 Altagracia

-Napa Valley

 

James Suckling

Score: 95 Points!

Robert Parker

Score: 94 Points!

"This is a dense and juicy red with characters of blackberries, chocolate and pine needles. Sweet tobacco, too. Full body and round, polished tannins. A more dialed-in, terroir character than in past vintages. 88% cabernet sauvignon, 7% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot."

 

 

 

 

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La Jota Cabernet France

La Jota


2015 Cabernet Franc

-Howell Mountain

 

Wine Enthusiast

Score: 95 Points!

Robert Parker

Score: 96 Points!

"There are simply not enough wines of this variety at this level from the Napa Valley so this stands out in more ways than one. Blueberry, blackberry and cinnamon provide a warmth of inviting and voluptuous layers of flavor that are buoyed by violet and lavender aromas, while softened tannins allow the texture to impress."

 

 

 

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Lewis Chardonnay

Lewis


2016 Chardonnay

-Napa Valley

Wine Spectator

Score: 92 Points!

 

"Offers a straight-ahead core of ripe apple, honeydew and light citrus flavors, joined by light oak nuances. The richness and mix of toast and smoke elements add to the pleasure as this unfolds. Drink now through 2022."