Hospice du Rhone

April 29th-May 1st

Events all weekend at 15c Wine Shop!

Thursday April 29th | 5 to 7pm, $25

Jorge Ordonez + M.S. Sara Floyd = A Serious Tasting Opportunity… She is one of 7 female M.S.’s in the world! A master sommelier will be presenting one of the best Spanish Wine portfolios in the US. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

Friday April 30th | All day and night 11am to 9pm

Champagne, Oyster and Caviar bar. Come in and cleanse your palate while enjoying our wine selection and full menu. If you don’t have a big dinner planned, come spend Friday with us and prepare your palate for the grand tasting. We will have 3 types of bubbly by the glass and many more options by the bottle.

Menu
1 dozen oysters | $24
1/2 dozen oysters | $12
 
|BUBBLES BY THE GLASS |
Piper Heidseck | $12

Codorniu Rose Spanish Cava | $9

Michel Olivier Cremant de Limoux | $9

 
Flight of 3 | $15
 | COMBOS |
1 dozen oysters & J Lassalle Chigny les Roses Premier Cru | $50
| CAVIAR |
American Paddlefish 1oz | $35
Served with crostini, egg, crème fraiche & chives
 

Saturday May 1st | 6 to 9pm, $35

The Antithesis of Hospice du Rhone annual event at 15c! Join us in hosting Giornata, Palmina, Clesi and some big gun Italian wines. For $25 you will be able to taste through all these wines and enjoy antipasti by Il Cortile ristarante. Here is the list of wines…

Giornata
 2009 Il Campo White $16
The blend is about 15% Malvasia Bianca with a 60 day skin contact and 75% Chrdonnay from James Berry Vineyard.  Bosc pear, mineral, ginger, honey.   Throughout all of Italy, Malvasia is blended with Trebbiano.   

2007 Gemellaia $
75% sangiovese from WhiteHawk Vineyard, 15% Merlot Margarita Vineyard, 10% Petite Verdot Margarita Vineyard.  The aromas include vanilla, brioche and smoke.  The palate is lush with flavors of chocolate covered cherries and espresso. There is an abundance of ripe juicy fruit with nice spice from new oak balance.

2007 Giornata Luna Matta Nebbiolo
The aromas include white tea, roses, white pepper and tar.  The flavors consist of bing cherry, cranberry, pencil lead and sage.  The palate is generous and spicy, the structure is well defined, and the tannins are persistent.  This wine will benefit from decanting and aging.
Clesi
2007 Dolcetto 
Dolcetto means little sweet one in Italian.  This is a classic example of Italian style with racy acidity , bright fruit and balance.

2009 Malvasia Bianca
The fruit comes from Monterey County where the cool climate allows the white grapes to maintain a fruit acid balance.  It has floral aromatics with a rich mid palate and snappy structure.
Palmina
2009 Tocai Friulano Honea Vineyard
Tocai Friulano is the quintessential Friulian wine.   A very pale yellow color with almost clear edges glints with brilliance in the glass.  The finish is lingering, with classical notes of almond and a hint of spice.
2009 Botasea Rosato 
The 2009 Botasea Rosato is a blend of Dolccetto, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and Barbera. The spirit of Palmina is exemplified in Chrystal Clifton’s Botasea.  This beautiful pink Rosato is a food wine to be shared with friends and family – as an aperitif or as a delicious complement to a meal. 
2005 Nebbiolo SBC
If there is one wine grape that is puzzling, mysterious, complex and downright addictive to growers, winemakers and consumers alike, it must be Nebbiolo.  Experts cannot even agree on whether the word Nebbiolo is based on “nebbia” in reference to the predictable fogs during harvest time in the Langhe or because the grapes take on a silvery blue skin color resembling fog or whether “nobile” meaning “noble” was the root of the name.
NV Adami Prosecco Garbel
Generous fruit, releasing hints of apples, peaches and tropical fruit, plus wisteria and acacia blossoms. Wonderful balance and elegance complement a pleasurably crisp spiciness.
Italy
2008 Vignalta Sirio Moscato $17
This distinctive wine is made from White Muscat grapes fermented to complete dryness. Its floral bouquet and the long fruity finish make SIRIO one of the best aromatic wines of Italy.
 2005 Vietti Barolo Castiglione
The grapes are selected from vineyards located in Castiglione Falletto, Monforte, Morra and Novello where the vines are between 30 and 35 years old. The wine is aged for 30 months in casks.  Powerful aromas of rich, ripe cherries with intricate complexities of spice, tealeaves and rose petals.
 2004 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino
The Brunello di Montalcino was born in historic vineyards (in 1873, Sangiovese grapes were already being grown on 12 hectares of “Vigna Nuova di Fiesole”). Its constant high quality is enhanced by its elegance and finesse.
 
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