Entries by Kate Eberlein

2014 Rowen Red Wine (Sonoma County)

The 2014 ROWEN red blend is a lush and elegant wine consisting of wonderful high elevation, mountain fruit.  The wine has aromas of dark berries, baking spices and violet blossoms from the co-fermented Viognier.  On the palate, the wine is balanced and structured from the Cabernet with notes of blackberries, cassis, nutmeg and vanilla.  Co-fermenting […]

Wine Folly – Nebbiolo in a Nutshell!

If you like your wines big, bold, and red, Nebbiolo needs to be on your radar. Hailing from Northern Italy’s Piedmont region, this grape is known for producing powerful, full-bodied, and mercilessly tannic wines—all while looking as pale as Pinot Noir! Most famously, it’s the grape that goes into Barolo and Barbaresco, two of the […]

2013 Napa Cellars Saint Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

Originally founded by the Frank and Neyers families, Napa Cellars is now owed and operated by the Trinchero family. From the Estate vineyard in southern Saint Helena appellation, the vineyard is an ideal growing site due to its deep loamy soils, even sunlight exposure and air circulation. The nose and palate brim with blackberry, blueberry […]

E. Guigal Saint Joseph Blanc

Grown on vines between 20-50 years of age, Saint-Joseph is a serious and excellent wine, with weight and complexity.  Guigal’s is aged partly in stainless steel and partly in oak barrels, and is fresh, round and quite elegant.  These rather special, full-bodied dry white wines are particularly suited for full-flavored foods. “Offering more richness, texture […]

Grapevine 2.5 February 28, 2017

Greetings! Our Italian Friday nights have come to an end – and on a high note! We completely sold out of tasting wines last Friday night – and – by 7:20!!! Thanks to everyone who came out during the last 5 weeks.   This Wednesday – March 1 – Dennis O’Brien from Cutting Edge will […]

Grapevine 2.1 January 3, 2017

Greetings!   I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year! Village Wines and Piccolo will be closed until January 6 – when we will re-open at our normal hours. Come and join us for our first tasting of 2017 – with Tommy Quitter of Tramonte and Sons. It’s a fun line-up with […]

Grapevine 2.2 January 17, 2017

Greetings!   Thanks to everyone who has helped kick off 2017 to a great start at Village Wines and Piccolo! We have lots of really cool things planned, so stay tuned for updates via the Grapevine, our Facebook pages and our website. Have you seen our new doors?!!!   With the addition of the Meritage […]

Grapevine 2.3 January 31, 2017

Greetings!   We have LOTS of fun things happening at Village Wines and Piccolo this month!   Italian Wine Month continues! The next 4 Friday Night tastings will feature Italian varietals. Last Friday was our first of 5 tastings – and the wines were terrific! Join us this Friday night as Katie Schoeny takes us […]

Grapevine 2.4 February 14, 2017

Greetings!   We are half way through Italian Wine Month at Village Wines – and there are still more great wines to taste and fun to have!   The next 2 Friday Night tastings will again feature Italian varietals.  Join us this Friday night as Denise Sullivan takes us on her tour of Italy. And finally […]

McManis North Forty Red 2013

This wine is a blend of Petite Verdot and Tannat!  This wine is a highly pigmented purple in hue with a depth of color, which makes it appear almost black.  Aromatically the wine displays substantial dark berry fruit, accompanied by mocha, and a modicum of vanilla.  (I thought this was very noticible – in a […]