Vino & Vinyasa @ The Farm Grand Island


Second Time around for this lovely retreat. Had a beautiful evening of laughter, good food, good people and of course, good wine. Recap download version here VinoVinyasa2017

“Cozy Wines For Cooler Weather: Rich, Velvety & Full-Bodied are the Season’s Favorites…”



Sparkling – Varichon and Clerc Blanc de Blancs, France; Grape Varietals: Ugni Blanc, Colombard, Chenin, Chardonnay and Jacquère. This pale and brilliant gold wine has white fruit aromas with numerous fine bubbles. The palate is elegant, long-lasting and well balanced between freshness and fruit. Lively mineral attack giving way to aromas of white flowers and exotic fruit. MSRP $14

Sparkling – Bailly Lappiere, France:


This rosé Crémant comes from lightly steeped Pinot Noir and Gamay grapes. The 1st variety brings a winey character, the second its unmistakable aromas of red berry fruit. A wine for easy enjoyment par excellence, it possesses a delicious softness free of anything sugary. Entirely fresh and with real finesse, its mousse displays an almost frothy, airy lightness. MSRP $24



Vermentino – Solosole, Italy: Bright straw yellow in color, with a substantial consistency. Solosole is characterized by a vibrant freshness, which is delicate and balanced. The palate is intense, persistent and refined. The aromas are both floral (white flowers and acacia) and fruity (yellow and tropical, including apricot and banana), typical of this variety. MSRP $22


Chardonnay – True Myth, Central Coast: A classically styled Chardonnay from the Edna Valley showcasing aromas of pear, white peach, pineapple and wet stone. Flavors of beautiful tropical fruit with mineral undertones and textured creaminess are balanced with refreshing acidity, a hallmark of Paragon Vineyard, that keeps the wine lively and fresh from start to finish. All topped off with the perfect complement of vanilla bean and toasted oak. MSRP $16


Chablis (Chardonnay) – Domaine Drouhin, Burgundy:

A dry and fruity wine, easy to drink. Its color is pale gold with greenish hues. Very fresh aromas reminiscent of citrus (lemon or grapefruit); small pleasant touches of fern or coriander are found as well. On the palate, dry and fruity, with mineral notes. Pleasant and long aftertaste.” MSRP $34 



Rose – Campuget, Provence: Grape Varietals: Rosé – Syrah (70%), Grenache Noir (30%). Its color is an intense peony pink. Its bouquet is very aromatic, exhaling scents of small red fruits such as raspberries or black currants. In the mouth, there is a perfect balance between vivacity and mellowness. The final taste is very long, leaving a delicate impression of fruitiness. MSRP $12


Rose II – Rabble, Central Coast; Grape Variety: Syrah. The fruit was picked early at low brix to ensure an elegant and vibrant Provence style rose. Strawberry, citrus and subtle pineapple zing. Brightness shines throughout, with a finish of crushed stone and lively passionfruit. Finish for days! This Provence style Rose has a killer mouthfeel and nice fresh fruit flavors. MSRP $20



Syrah Blend – Marietta Cellars, Sonoma; Grape Varieties: Syrah, with some Petite Sirah, Grenache and Viognier.

This intense, powerful Syrah-based wine is grown mostly on our McDowell Valley property which has a long history of championing Rhone varietals. Co-fermented with Viognier, the Syrah expresses violet, tar, and rich earth.  Petite Sirah from Alexander Valley brings chewy bitter chocolate, while Grenache grown at 1400 feet elevation in the Yorkville highlands keeps the wine bright and juicy.  Full-bodied and fleshy, this wine is dark and brooding yet silky and smooth. MSRP $24


Zinfandel – Gehricke, Sonoma: Grape Varietals: 81% Zinfandel 19% Petite Sirah. The 2014 Russian River Valley Zinfandel is a blend of old vine Zinfandel and touch of Petite Sirah from the orange, iron-rich soil of Ponzo Vineyard. The Zinfandel on its own is fruity and jammy and Petite Sirah brings in complementary dark fruit flavors and density, resulting in a blend that is full-bodied and well-structured. MSRP $29


Cabernet – Trefethen, Napa; Grape Varietals: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon 6% Malbec 6% Petit Verdot 2% Merlot. The beautiful nose features aromas of blackberry, red currant and dried fruit. The palate is round and luxurious with herbal tones and well integrated oak. The elegant finish has complex flavors of cassis, cocoa and black pepper. MSRP $62




Published by Lisa Rocchi

Just an expert looking for her aficionado.

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