Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits’
Two Dozen Outstanding* Wines!
One Great Wine Tasting!
Friday, November 9, 2012
At the St. John’s College Hodson Boathouse, Annapolis, MD
7:30PM till 10:30PM
Please join the staff at Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits for an evening of wine tasting and exploration and we sample 24 exciting new selections from across our expanding fine wine category. These offerings show not only the great diversity of wines that you can expect to find at Bay Ridge, but embody a true sense of individuality, regional-style and varietal-typicity, as well as tremendous value! In other words . . .delicious, exciting wines whose quality speaks for itself. *All wines rated 90 points or higher by The Wine Advocate, Stephen Tanzer, or Wine Spectator!
Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits’ Fall Wine Preview Event is a “Trade-Style” Walk-Around Event. Bay Ridge will be offering all featured wines at incredible savings. Orders will be taken the night of the event and completed orders will be available for pickup beginning Wednesday, November 14. Please note that quantities of these wines are limited.
* ALL FEATURED WINES WILL BE OFFERED AT SPECIAL PRICING THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT *
TABLE I: WHITE WINES OF DISTINCTION
Scubla Ribolla E Malvasia Lo Speziale Bianco 2010 (Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy) List Price $24.99, Fall Wine Preview Price $19.99. “The 2010 Ribolla & Malvasia Lo Speziale Bianco is gorgeous. . . . I am quite taken with the textured expression of fruit, expressive aromatics and exceptional overall balance. Ripe peaches, white fruit, mint and flowers are some of the many notes that linger on the caressing, generous finish.Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015.” Rated 91 Points, The Wine Advocate
Schiopetto Tocai Friulano 2010 (Collio Goriziano, Friuli, Italy) List Price $24.99, Fall Wine Preview Price $19.99 “The 2010 Friulano bursts from the glass with succulent peaches, tangerine, apricots and light floral honey. This is a decidedly extroverted Friulano that at times tilts towards the tropical, but all of the elements are in balance. The Friulano is the richest of Schiopetto’s 2010 single-variety whites. Anticipated maturity:2012-2015.” Rated 91 Points, The Wine Advocate
Pazo Senorans Albarino 2010 (Rias Baixas, Spain) List Price $23.99, Fall Wine Preview Price $19.19. “The 2010 Albarino was aged in small stainless steel vats sur lie with batonnage for 4 months. Jasmine, mineral, lemon zest, and other citrus notes inform the nose of this multi-dimensional, already complex white. On the palate tropical flavors emerge adding to the wine’s pleasure quotient. Drink this superb effort over the next 3-4 years.” Rated 93 Points, The Wine Advocate
Domaine Gilbert Picq Chablis “Vosgros”2010 (Burgundy, France) List Price $38.99, Fall Wine Preview Price $31.19. “As it often is, Picq-s 2010 Chablis Vosgros is the most powerful and intense wine in the cellar, but in this vintage it also has gorgeous balance. The 2010 is a seamless, fruit-driven Chablis loaded with richness and intensity. Crushed rocks and wet stones add complexity and depth on the opulent finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014+.” Rated 92 Points, The Wine Advocate
Foxglove Chardonnay (St. Louis Obispo, Central Coast, California) List Price $17.99, Fall Wine Preview Price $14.39. “The 2010 Chardonnay is one of the top values in California wine. It possesses tons of ripe, varietal fruit in a style that is quite rich but not heavy. Clean citrus and floral notes add freshness on the long finish. Lees stirring gives the wine much of its richness, while aging in steel helps maintain freshness. There is remarkable depth and textural finesse here, never mind a price that is mind-boggling for this level of quality. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014.” Rated 90 Points, The Wine Advocate
Antica Chardonnay 2010 (Atlas Peak District, Napa, North Coast, California) List Price $34.99, Fall Wine Preview Price $27.99. “The 2010 Chardonnay is quite a bit brighter and more focused than [their] 2009. Lemon peel, flowers, spices and crushed rocks are some of the notes that flow from this taut, mineral-driven wine. Hints of lemon, mint and jasmine reappear on the crisp, delineated finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.” Rated 93 Points, The Wine Advocate
Spy Valley Riesling 2010 (Marlborough, New Zealand) List Price $16.99, Fall Wine Preview Price $13.59. “The 2010 Riesling gives pronounced notes of lime zest, kumquats, lemon juice and fresh grapefruit with nuances of coriander seed and frangipani. Light bodied and refreshingly crisp in the mouth, it has a medium-dry level of sweetness and very good concentration of citrus flavors, finishing long and a little chalky. Delicious now, it should evolve gracefully and drink to 2016+.” Rated 90 Points, The Wine Advocate
TABLE II: ENERGETIC RED WINES
Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir 3D 2010 (Santa Rita Hills, California) List Price $56.99, Fall Wine Preview Price $45.59. “Crushed flowers, autumn leaves,hard candy, spices and sweet red cherries float out of the glass in the 2010 Pinot Noir 3-D. There is a lovely element of earthiness to the 3-D, while high-toned, floral aromatics add lift and brightness on the vibrant finish. . .. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018.” Rated 91 Points, The Wine Advocate
Pecchenino Dolcetto di Dogliani San Luigi 2010 (Piedmont, Italy) List Price $17.99, Fall Wine Preview Price $14.39. “The2010 Dolcetto di Dogliani San Luigi shows plenty of intensity in its dark black and blue fruit, licorice, spices and violets. All of the elements flow together gracefully in this varietally true, expressive Dolcetto. The balance and sheer harmony here are first-rate. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2016. “ Rated 90 Points, The Wine Advocate
Jean-Paul Brun Morgon 2010 (Beaujolais, France) List Price $21.99, Fall Wine Preview Price $17.59. “From the high-altitude Grand Crassection of its appellation, Brun’s 2010 Morgon – half of which sojourns in older barriques – features black raspberry fruit garlanded with violets; laced with rose hip, mace, and coriander; and infused with smoked meat and beef marrow. For now at least – three weeks after bottling – this rather Syrah-like Beaujolais is relatively lean and firm in feel, but it finishes with outstanding persistence of fruit, meat, and spice. Look for short-term filling out and 3-4 years of satisfaction.” Rated 90+ Points, The Wine Advocate
Bodegas y Vinedos Luna Beberide Finca La Cuesta 2009 (Bierzo, Spain) List Price $22.99, Fall Wine Preview Price $18.39. “The 2009 Finca La Cuesta came from a single 60-year-old vineyard planted on slate. It was fermented with native yeasts and aged for 12 months in French oak, some of it new. It emits a pleasing perfume of violets, cedar, balsamic, mineral, and black raspberry leading to a racy, elegant, pleasure-bent red that should drink well for another 5 years.” Rated 91 Points, The Wine Advocate
Foradori Teroldego Rotaliano 2009 (Trentino,Italy) List Price $24.99, Fall Wine Preview Price $19.99. “The 2009 Teroldego Rotaliano is a big wine with huge fruit that largely masks much of the wildness that is typically present in this indigenous red grape. There is no shortage of intensity and sheer personality here. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017.” Rated 90 Points, The Wine Advocate
Ridge Zinfandel East Bench 2010 (Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California) List Price $33.99, Fall Wine Preview Price $27.19. “Ridge’s 2010 Zinfandel East Bench is strikingly beautiful. It is 100% Zinfandel, so varietal nuance is at the forefront. Sweet red cherries, freshly cut flowers and spices waft from the glass in this gorgeous offering. The tannins are still quite firm, but this will be a great wine once the tannins soften. Crystalline notes add a fabulous element of purity on the finish. If anything, the August heat spikes were a help rather than a hindrance here. At $28 a bottle, the East Bench is one of the great values in American wine and a true standout at any price. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020.” Rated 93 Points, The Wine Advocate
TABLE III: FULL-BODIED RED WINES
Bodegas Volver Tarima Hill 2010 (Alicante, Spain) List Price $17.99, Fall Wine Preview Price $14.39. “Vivid ruby. Sexy black raspberry and oak spices on the nose, with notes of fresh rose and anise adding complexity. Sweet, sappy and expansive, offering lively dark berry preserve flavors and a velour-like texture. Graceful and balanced but also packs a punch. Finishes smooth, spicy and quite long." Rated 91 Points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
Domaine Fondreche Cuvee Persia 2009 (Cotes du Ventoux, France) List Price $28.99, Fall Wine Preview Price $22.99. “Made from 90% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre aged in 100% new oak, the inky/purple-hued 2009 Cotes du Ventoux Persia reveals notes of smoky barbecue intermixed with graphite, blackberries and cassis, a super texture, a full-bodied mouth feel and tremendous opulence as well as length. It should drink well for 5-6 years.” Rated 93 Points, The Wine Advocate
Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes-du-Rhone“Les Champauvins” 2010 (Rhone Valley, France) List Price $16.99, Fall Wine Preview Price $13.59. “The single-vineyard Cotes du Rhone, the 2010 Les Champauvins, is a smaller cuvee made largely from Grenache (70%) and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre. This is the poor person’s Chateauneuf du Pape, with notes of garrigue, lavender, black cherry jam, licorice, and a hint of blacker fruits. Rich, full-bodied, ripe,with sweet tannin and lots of concentration, this is a beauty to drink over the next 8-10 years – it is that rich and concentrated.” Rated 92 Points, Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Chakana Estate Red 2011 (Mendoza ,Argentina) List Price$22.99, Fall Wine Preview Price $17.99. “The 2010 Estate Selection seems even better [than the red blend], perhaps because it’s had an extra year of bottle age. The silky tannins, sweet red and black fruits, and the big, perfumed nose of black fruits, flowers and white chocolate are followed by a full-bodied, remarkably concentrated wine that is a steal at this price point. Both of these should drink well for 5-6 years. An incredible discovery for me. . . .” Rated 93 Points, The Wine Advocate
Domaine de la Begude 2010 (Bandol ,France) List Price $29.99, Fall Wine Preview Price $23.99. “This firm, tannic red boasts lots of crushed ripe dark fruit flavors, with meaty overtones. Leaf notes extend on the muscular finish, accented by bittersweet chocolate.Drink now. 10,000 cases made. –KM" Rated91 Points, Wine Spectator
Tikal Patriota Malbec/Bonarda Blend2009 (Mendoza, Argentina) List Price $20.99, Fall Wine Preview Price $16.79. “The 2010 Patriota is a blend of 60% Malbec and 40% Bonarda aged for 12 months in French and American oak. Aglass-coating opaque purple color, it sports an enticing nose of Asian spices,incense, lavender, plum, and blueberry. In the glass it opens to reveal a ripe,plush, savory wine with no hard edges. Drink this well-balanced, lengthy wine over the next 5-6 years. It is also an outstanding value.” Rated 91 Points the Wine Advocate
Vinedos de Paganos El Puntido 2007 (Rioja, Spain) List Price $, Fall Wine Preview Price $50.39. “The2007 El Puntido is in bottle but not yet released. Deep purple in color, it isa denser, more structured wine than the 2008. It gives up an aromatic array of mineral, Asian spices, smoke, balsamic, and blackberry. Succulent and already becoming complex, this lengthy offering should evolve for another 3-4 years and have a 20-25 year lifespan.” Rated 93 Points, The Wine Advocate.
TABLE IV: DESSERT &CONTEMPLATION WINES
La Formica Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Superiore (Veneto, Italy) List Price $50.99, Fall Wine Preview Price $40.79. “This shows good grip, derived from the burly tannins and snappy sun-dried fruit like acidity,layering dark, ripe berry and black cherry fruit with hints of tobacco and cigar box. Drink now through 2023. 800 cases made. –AN.” Rated 90 Points, Wine Spectator
Oremus Late Harvest Tokaji 2008 375 ml (Hungary) List Price $33.99, Fall Wine Preview Price $27.19. “Concentrated dried apricot,candied orange zest and lemon drop notes expand with layers of spice, flint and grapefruit pushing through the cream- and spice-tinged finish. Drink now through 2016. 3,000 cases made. –NW” Rated 90 Points, Wine Spectator
Turkey Flat Pedro Ximenez(Australia) List Price $24.99 Fall Wine Preview Price $19.99. “.. . the medium amber-colored, rich, sweet non-vintage Pedro Ximenez. This dessert wine tastes like brown sugar/molasses syrup with notes of roasted hazelnuts, coffee, chocolate, and caramel. It should be enjoyed at the end of a meal over the next 3-4 years.” Rated 92 Points, The Wine Advocate
Mullineux Straw Wine 2010, 375ml Mullineux Straw Wine is a pure Chenin Blanc dried under trees for three weeks and fermented in older barrels with 345gms residual sugar and 8.5% alcohol. It has a gorgeous nose o fhoneysuckle, orange blossom, apricot and a touch of quince with superb definition.The palate is thick and viscous on the entry, very pure and seductive with marmalade, quince, honey and citrus peel. It is a ravishing straw wine and completely irresistible. Drink now-2025+” Rated94 Points, The Wine Advocate
No wine event is complete without delicious food! Ken’s Creative Kitchen has composed a wonderful menu for us to enjoy!
Buffet Table Presentation – Garlic Toasts with Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Basil and Warm Goat Cheese; Caramelized Red Onion, Gorgonzola and Sausage Pizzas; Smoked Atlantic Salmon served with Shaved Red Onion on Pumpernickel Toasts with Chive and Caper Cream Cheese; Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Rosemary Garlic Crust and Brioche Rolls; Sauteed Sage-Parmesan Polenta Triangles with Roasted Eggplant, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Sweet Onion,Tomato, Red and Orange Sweet Bell Peppers, Fresh Cherry Tomato Reduction and Fresh Basil; Imported Cheese Selection including Camembert and St. Nectaire,Extra-Aged Grafton Vermont Cheddar, and Roquefort; Apples, Anjou Pears and Seedless Red Grapes; Fig Jam, and Crusty French Baguettes and Assorted Imported Crackers.
Portion of proceeds to benefit:
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· Space is Limited.
· Location: St. John’s College’s Hodson Boathouse. The Hodson Boathouse is located at the northeast corner of the campus at the meeting of College Creek and King George Street. (St. John’s College, 60 College Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland 21401).
· Dress Code: Smart Casual.
· Price: $79.00 Per Person, All Inclusive.
· Parking: Public parking is available along King George Street.