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Wine Tasting @ Humble Vine W/ Brian Carter Cellars

Brian Carter Cellars

 

Please thank Patti for coming to Humble Vine and pouring a super lineup of high end vino from Brian Carter Cellars!  Take a tour around the world as we taste a range of classic regional wines, all grown in our fabulous Washington State! Start with a French white blend, then to a rose of Sangiovese and Grenache. The reds we dip into Tuscany for the style of Chianti, moving to a Southern Rhone Bend, and then looking into Spain for a wonderful Tempranillo, finishing with luscious Bordeaux themed blend.

 

"Open any bottle of Brian Carter Cellars wine and you’ll discover both an inspiration and a story. Our handcrafted wines reflect classic elegance and the centuries-old tradition found in true European-style blends. Balanced and well-rounded, each wine speaks anew to the art of blending and showcases Brian’s personal passion for making exemplary European-style blends from Washington State’s unique terroir."

 

Here’s the lineup!

 

Oriana.  $24

Latin for  “Golden Lady”. Richly aromatic wine, resplendent with tangerine, apricot,  ripe pear and apple with touches of honey and anise. Crisp acidity greets the palate while mouth filling fruit flavors linger making this an excellent companion to many foods, from crab cakes to shellfish to Asian cuisine. 

 

Rosé.   $25

What better way to enjoy the summer than with our Abracadabra Rosé! Beautiful electric pink in color, aromas of ripe strawberries abound with more subtle notes of peaches and orange blossoms. On the palate is bountiful fruit backed up by deliciously crisp acidity. Experience the magic with summer salads, BBQ salmon, new friends and plenty of sunshine!

 

Tuttorosso.   $30

This Sangiovese-based Super Tuscan-style blend is always a hit with foodies. The warmer vintage of 2013 shows off generous aromatic elements and a classic Chianti-like finish. Wild blackberries with hints of white truffle.

 

Byzance.    $34

A classic Grenache-dominated Southern Rhone-style blend, this wine is modeled after the renowned wines of the Chateauneuf du Pape. Ripe, black cherry with herbal notes of rosemary and thyme.

 

Corrida.  $32

Spanish for “Bullfight”. This finely-crafted blend will instantly transport you to Spain, where Tempranillo is regarded as the king of Spanish varietals. A beautiful garnet color greets you with bright aromas of black cherry, toasted cedar, pomegranate and black pepper with hints of baking spices.    

 

Le Coursier    $36

Using five varietals permitted in the Bordeaux region of France, this “Right Bank,” Merlot-dominated wine is a winner with red meats.  Notes of cassis (black currant), blackberry, fruit, and exotic spices.