Christmas with Elizabeth & Robins Cellars

December 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
220 20th St S
Arlington, VA 22202

Tonight, we have a unique selection of fun and interesting wines from Robins Cellars that are perfect for your parties, holiday tables, or just settling in for a night of Netflix and chill! Come out and join Elizabeth from 5-7p …

The Wines:

  • Fritz Müller NV Perlwein Trocken: The Fritz Müller story began in 2009 with the idea to breathe new life into the traditional German grape variety Müller-Thurgau. Fritz Müller is a joint effort project between Guido Walter and Jürgen Hofmann. Delightfully fun and refreshing, this perlwein, or lightly sparkling white, is Germany’s answer to Italian prosecco. Made from 100% Müller-Thurgau, this is a fresh and floral wine wine that is pretty amazing. On the palate, it is a little more reserved, but it doesn’t let you down with plenty of nuance and the slightest sweetness to the finish. A smashing success of a wine and a winner at the price!
  • Lone Birch Gewürztraminer 2015: This family-owned winery has been farming the Yakima Valley for over four generations and the Lone Birch on their label stands in their vineyard. It was planted by their great-great-grandfather and provides shade to workers and directions to lost travellers. It also symbolizes their longstanding commitment to care for the environment, reduce their carbon footprint, practice sustainable farming, and ensure that the farm can be passed onto generations to come. They have an 830 acre estate, where they source all of their fruit, and the high desert environment allows the vines to produce exceptional balance. The 2015 vintage was hot in the Yakima Valley but they were able to delivery a great harvest because of their experience with the estate and their good vine care. This is a fruit forward wine with great notes of lychee and pear with a touch of minerality and spice that should hold up for years to come. Grab this food friendly wine today for all your holiday celebrations!
  • Albert Bichot Bourgogne Pinot Noir “Vieilles Vignes” 2015:  This Pinot Noir is crafted from grapes grown on vines that are between 25 and 30 years old and are located in the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits. The varying exposure and altitude of these vineyards allow them to create a mosaic of parcels, resulting in this wine’s beautiful complexity. The venerable age of the vines gives the wine its remarkably concentration, with straightforward, characteristic flavors. Flattering nose with an appealing palette of fruity aromas (blackcurrant, redcurrant, plum). Fleshy and balanced on the palate with oak notes and a pleasing finish. This wine is a fine match for roasted or grilled meats, poultry, vegetables, and mild cheeses.
  • Vina Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2014: Vina Robles is the result of a unique personal trajectory, one that led winery founder Hans Nef from a rural village outside Zurich, Switzerland to the rugged terrain of California’s Central Coast. In 1996, Nef selected longtime friend and business associate Hans – R. Michel, a Swiss expatriate, as managing partner. A year later, the duo planted the first of what would later become six vineyards in Paso Robles, and soon thereafter Vina Robles was born. Winemaker Kevin Willenborg joined the team in 2012. The fruit for the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon was selected from two estate vineyards in Paso Robles – Huerhuero and Creston Valley. Both of these vineyards produce Cabernet Sauvignon with an overall balance of expressive flavors and structure. All the grapes were handpicked and sorted in the early morning to ensure quality and uniformity of ripeness.  After 8 months of aging and extensive blending trials, some Petit Verdot (17%) was added to enhance the wine’s structure. The final blend was then aged for an additional 12 months in barrels to fully integrate before bottling. A full-bodied wine with deep cassis and dried cherry notes that is the perfect pairing for hearty winter dishes like braised beef and pasta with mushrooms.robins
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