La Jolla Wine Tasting Selections 1/17/14-1/18/14

This Friday I will be celebrating my 3rd annual 39th birthday.  This year it will be with my wine tasting friends here at Jonathan’s Market.  Therefore, on both Friday and Saturday night the theme will be “Jason’s Choice.”

Personally, I like to drink good wines, so I have put together two very solid lineups for your tasting pleasure.  I have stretched the budget for these two for certain, thus it is not a weekend to be missed.  Both evenings culminate with a Napa Cabernet that I adore.  I look forward to seeing many you on Friday, Saturday, or both!

~ Jason Perry

Jonathan’s Market La Jolla Wine Tasting:

Friday, January 17th, 2014 – 4pm – 7pm
Saturday, January 18th, 2014 – 4pm – 7pm

7611 Fay Avenue
(between Kline St & Pearl St)
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: 858.459.2677
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Friday, January 17th, 2014 – 4pm – 7pm

Friday’s Selections: $20.00 per person

Featuring “Jason’s Choice”

2012 Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc ($29.99)

  • This is a classic expression of our Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of grapefruit, lemon curd and nectarine, as well as rich, underlying notes of vanilla and homemade marshmallow. A smooth-textured entry gives way to tingling acidity that shows off the citrus elements beautifully, while adding length to flavors of cantaloupe, Asian pear and Fuji apple. The finish is persistent and refreshing with long mineral notes. Wine Spectator 90 Points!

2011 Donum Estate Chardonnay ($54.99)

  • Carneros is renowned for stellar Chardonnay, and these vineyards are a gem. The selection of 100% Old Wente Chardonnay came from the Winery Lake and Larry Hyde vineyards. It’s a charming Chardonnay, yielding a host of aromas of apple, lemon, orange blossom, lime and crème brulee balanced by the minerality provided by our vineyard’s prominent natural acidity.

2008 T-Vine Merlot ($34.99)

  • There are just 420 cases of T-Vine’s Napa Valley Merlot out in the world, and it’s a sad thing, since it’s just the kind of Merlot detractors need to taste to redeem this varietal’s damaged reputation. Made from fruit grown on Calistoga’s Kenefick Ranch, this Merlot is beautiful, with plum and blueberry fruit, saddle leather and spice, all coming together in wonderful, integrated harmony.

2010 Brancaia Ilatraia ($64.99)

  • This is pure and oh-so-silky featuring flavors of black currant, violet, sweet spice, with a hint of tobacco.  The supple texture is offset by refined tannins as this cruises to a long aftertaste of black currant and spice.  Best from 2014-2024.” BS Wine Spectator 94 Points! #86 Top 100 wines of 2010!

2006 Lancaster Cabernet ($69.99)

  • “Revealing a deep ruby purple color, a big intense, masculine mouthfeel and plenty of power and tannin it is a readily accessible wine with good balance, structure and purity.” Robert Parker Wine Advocate 90 Points! Wine Enthusiast 92 Points!

Saturday, January 18th, 2014 – 4pm – 7pm

Saturday’s Selections: $25.00 per person

Featuring “Jason’s Choice Part 2″

2012 Michel Redde Les Tuilieres Sancerre ($31.99)

  • “Pebbly chalk and limestone subsoils in the vineyard along with warm summers result in a wonderfully vibrant, fruity wine. Michel Redde uses temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats to create a pure expression of the Sauvignon Blanc grape, then the wine rests on its lees until bottling. A very approachable, classic Sancerre: zesty with a hint of grass as well as white fruit on the nose. Crisp on the palate, with pronounced but well-balanced acidity.” Wine Spectator 91 Points!

2011 Cote Bonneville Chardonnay ($49.99)

  • “The 2011 Chardonnay is a beauty and up there with the top examples of this variety coming out of Washington today. Barrel-fermented and aged 17 months, on lees, in 50% new French oak, it has a decidedly Old World feel with its rich golden apple, toast, brioche and spice aromas giving way to a medium to full-bodied, balanced and focused effort that builds on the palate and finishes with outstanding clarity and length. Given how the 2007 is currently showing, I’ve no doubt this will age gracefully for over a decade, yet I also see no reason to delay gratification either. Drink now-2020.” Jeb Dunnuck Wine Advocate 93 Points!

2010 Dierberg Drum Canyon Pinot Noir ($44.99)

  • Less voluptuous and more edgy, with crisp black cherry, crushed stone, ground herbs, new leather and pepper, the 2010 Pinot Noir Drum Canyon comes together beautifully on the palate with a chiseled, pure and classically structured mouthfeel. Showing a salty minerality on the finish, this knockout effort needs another year of bottle age and will evolve gracefully through 2020. Drink 2014-2020.

2007 Sebastiani Secolo ($34.99)

  • The 2007 Secolo delivers bold aromas of blackberry, blueberry, sandalwood and dried herbs. The character of the vintage encouraged us to emphasize the elegance of the fruit by using less new oak than in the past. The palate is a ripe, concentrated mélange of black fruits laced with vanilla and hints of mocha. The wine finishes fairly soft with just enough tannins to frame the generous fruit. Wine Spectator 92 Points!

2007 Sherwin Cabernet ($89.99)

  • “The Sherwin Cabernet is a stylish effort, ripe, complex, supple and layered, with a mix of black cherry, wild berry, road tar, graphite and cedar notes. Full-bodied, turning supple and elegant on the finish, where the tannins are ripe and fleshy. Drink now through 2021.” James Laube Wine Spectator 92 Points!

Hope to see you all out this weekend!

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