Hess seeks out vineyards throughout California to find grapes that elevate the everyday wine experience. This Saturday, we will be tasting the following selections:
Hess Sauvignon Blanc, North Coast, 2015: Citrus aromas lead into flavors of fresh grapefruit, lemon zest, and lime balanced by good acidity, flinty mineral notes, and a crisp finish.
Hess Chardonnay, Monterey County, 2014: Layers of tropical and citrus fruit flavors of pineapple, mango, lemon, and lime, with a pleasingly round body, moderate acidity and balanced finish.
Treo Winemaker’s Red Blend, 2013: A gorgeous, approachable blend of 33% Petite Sirah, 26% Syrah, 22% Zinfandel, 13% Merlot, and 6% Malbec. Loads of ripe plums, black cherries, and raspberries, with notes of clove, white pepper, and vanilla.
Hess Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast 2013: Full-bodied, yet balanced, displaying layers of red and black fruit, cassis, clove, cedar, and a touch of vanilla, with moderate tannins and lingering finish.
For the beer lovers, we are offering the oppourtunity to sample River North, a great Colorado craft brewery. Founded in 2012 by Matt and Jessica Hess, River North Brewing is a Denver-based, small, tight-knit crew of brewers and beer fanatics. They brew what they love to drink–original, noncompromising ales and lagers that exemplify what the craft beer movement is all about.
They craft #AdventureFuel for the state of Colorado. Because Colorado deserves the best.
Our beer tasting flight includes River North’s:
Colorado IPA: This New American IPA is brewed with Cascade, Columbus, Azacca, Amarillo, and Citra for a bold hop taste. It carries serious attitude for a fun-loving altitude. 7.1% ABV, 75 IBUs.
Pils: A Rocky Mountain lager for all seasons, Pils is brewed low and slow, perfect for barbecues and all outings. 5.3% ABV, 35 IBUs.
White Ale: One of their first beers, River North White is a multiple gold award winning Belgian-style witbier. 5.0% ABV, 20 IBUs.
FarmHouse: Two malts. One hop. Farmhouse yeast. These simple ingredients yield a sophisticated, bright farmhouse ale that exemplifies everything River North loves about Belgian-style beers. Zesty and distinguished, yet approachable. 4.6% ABV, 29 IBUs.
But wait! There’s more!
Oskar Blues will be here with their renowned Beer Can Chicken during the tasting, from approximately noon to 1:30!
Tasting hours for this free event on Saturday, May 27, 2017, will be from noon-4:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.
All of this week’s featured items will be on sale!
As always, all participants must present valid I.D.