Notes from Profile Portfolio Tasting

On Monday Sept 26th Nick Attard and I travelled to “the big smoke” to sample some wines at Profile Wine Group’s Portfolio tasting. With over 50 producers and over 200 wines available to try, Nick and I managed to sample 80 of them! With great snacking food and freshly sliced offering of charcuterie and copious amounts of artisanal cheese, left us no excuse to not try as many as we could!

Here is list of the wines sampled that were Interesting to us. Wines highlighted in blue will be seen on the 2018 RiverBend Wine Menu.

ARGENTINA

Argento FInca Las Cerezas Altamira Single Vineyard Malbec 2012 $40.95

Bodegas Vistalba Corte C (Bonarda, Cabernet Sauv, Malbec) 2015 $20.95

Susana Balbo Barrel Fermented Torrontes 2016 $19.95

Susana Balbo Signature Rose 2016 $20.95

AUSTRALIA

Dandelion Vineyards Enchanted Garden of Eden Valley Riesling 2014 $22.95

Dandelion Vineyards Red Queen of Eden Valley Shiraz 2015 $65.95

Wakefield Estates Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 $24.95

Wakefield Estates Jaraman Shiraz 2015 $24.95

Wakefield Estates St. Andrew’s Shiraz 2014 $64.95

Wakefield Estates The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 $199.95

CANADA

Rosehall Run Solid Ground Riesling 2014 $14.95

CHILE

J. Bouchon Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2016 $10.90

*J. Bouchon Canto Sur (Cabernet, Syrah, Pais) 2016* $20.95

J. Bouchon Block Series Carmenere 2015 $24.95

FRANCE

Chateau de Berne Estate White (Vermentino/Semillon) 2014 $26.95

Chateau de Nages JT Rouge 2014 $29.95

Chateau de Nages JT Rouge 2011 (1.5L) $75.95

Devaux Champagne Grande Reserva Brut NV $56.95

Devaux Champagne Rose Brut NV $74.95

Domaine de Deux Roches Macon Villages Tradition 2015 $24.95

Jean Luc Columbo Cotes du Rhones Les Abeiles Red 2015 $19.95

Pierre Sparr Cremant d’Alsace Brut NV $19.95

Pierre Sparr Cremant d’Alsace Rose Brut NV $19.95

Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer Reserve 2016 $18.95

ITALY

Aurelio Settimo Neibbiolo Langhe 2013 $36.95

Bepi Tosolini Arcano Grappa Friulano $159.95

Birra Ex Fabrica Ciara Golden Pale Ale $11.95

Casale del Giglio Petite Manseng 2016 $30.95

Casale del Giglio Petite Verdot 2015 $29.95

Castello di Querceto Querceto Chianti 2016 $13.95

Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico Riserva 2014 $35.95

Cesari Amarone Classico 2015 $39.40

Cesari Il Basco Amarone Classico 2014 $75.95

Farnese Fantini Gran Cuvee Rose Brut NV $21.95

Fattoria le Pupile Argentato Bianco 2016 $29.95

Fattoria le Pupile Morellino di Scancano Riserva 2014 $39.95

La Roncaia Friulano 2015 $36.95

Le Roncaia Refosco 2013 $39.95

La Spinetta Il Vermentino di Casanova 2016 $27.95

La Spinetta Langhe Neibbiolo 2013 $41.95

Mazzei Zisola Azisa 2016 $27.95

Mazzei Zisola Nero d’Avola 2015 $30.95

Rocca della Macie Moonlite Bianco 2015 $19.95

Velenosi Verdicchio 2016 $17.95

Velenosi Villa Angela Pecorino 2016 $17.95

Velenosi Lacrima di Morro d’Alba Superiore 2015 $23.95

Villa Sandi Prosecco Valdo 2016 $20.95

Villa Sandi Corpore Fillio 2013 $24.95

PORTUGAL

Vidigal Wines Julia Florista White NV $8.95

SPAIN

Bodega Inesta FInca El Carril Roble 2014 $20.95

Bodegas Altanza Lealtanza Reserva 2011 $19.95

Bodegas Altanza Sorolla Reserva 2010 $99.95

Gil Family Honoro Vera Grenache 2016 $12.95

Juve y Camps Brut Rose NV $22.95

USA-California

Miner Viognier 2016 $27.95

Miner Gary’s Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014 $62.95

Miner Oracle Napa Red 2013 $139.95

Renwood Premier Old Vine Zinfandel 2014 $59.95

Somerston Priest Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 $59.95

URUGUAY

Bodega Garzon Albarino 2014 $21.95

Bodega Garzon Cabernet Franc/Tannat 2015 $34.95

 

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