Happy Good Friday, All! Tonight we’re celebrating Spanish Wines, featuring $5 glasses of Zestos Garnacha and Flaco Tempranillo!
To help wet your appetite, here’s some tasting notes for our two selections:
Zestos Garnacha 2012
Made from vines planted in 1969, this high altitude (2800 feet) Grenache was head-pruned vineyard planted on granite soils has produced an unbelievable wine for the price. Lots of kirsch, strawberry, black currant and licorice aromas jump from the glass of this medium-bodied, richly fruity, surprisingly intense red.
100% Garnacha grapes come from vines planted in 1969 in the high-elevation district of San Martin de Valdeiglesias at 870 meters (2,850 ft.) elevation. All the vines are head pruned in the traditional manner.
Deep red. Pungent redcurrant and cherry aromas are complicated by anise, black pepper and dried rose. Red fruit preserves and bitter cherry on the silky palate, along with a touch of rhubarb. Closes on a tangy note, with gentle tannic grip and a lingering cherry pit quality.
Produced from organically grown, dry-farmed vineyards. Flaco shows the complexity of twice its price. These vines are tended in diverse micro-climates, allowing for more consistency of ripeness year after year. Yields are very low (31 ha/hl average) resulting in wines that showcase extreme quality for its price point.
Are you ready for some Spanish flair? We are!
Hurray! This weekend’s Happy Hour features a spectacular 2012 Pinot Noir from local wine maker Brandon Armitage and a delicious 2010 Chardonnay from Bargetto. $5 per glass between 4p and 7p. Yum!
And don’t forget our $5 small plates menu featuring:
Zizzo’s Awesome Garlic Toast
Sweet and Spicy Nuts
Sweet of the Week – Crack Cake
We can’t wait! (We try hard not to eat and drink all the profits!)