Hey, it looks like a good weekend coming up! Should be decent outside, maybe some sun, maybe some rain – who knows – but as I have said before, we all know it could be worse for us. If it were me, just saying, I think I might be inclined to head out for some good food & wine. And if I were to come to Fratello’s, again just saying, this weekend I would have some tasty specials to choose from for my main course. Like Cape D’Or Salmon, which is sustainable salmon for those who care, Boneless Buffalo Short Ribs, and King Crab Legs. Or maybe some Veal or Shrimp or Eggplant or Calamari or Calms & Mussels or Pasta or Chicken or….lots of choices. Hope you can join us, we’ll be here for you!
Some wine news to share with you. I continue to feature the Cab blend from Washington from Revelry, which I am very fond of, and the excellent Tempranillo from Numanthia from Spain, Termes, which unfortunately is nearly gone. I have also added a red blend from Napa that a friend recommended called The Riddler. This non-vintage red blend does not indicate what the blend is, suggesting that we figure it out. I would bet there is Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Cabernet in the mix, but who knows. Regardless the wine offers plenty of fruit in a medium body, decent balance and finish, and is a good value. Come try it and guess what you think it is made of, I think you will like it. A very friendly wine.
On our wine list I have added a Barbera D’Alba from Tenuta Carretta, which we enjoyed at our last wine dinner last fall. This wine is very well made, as are all their wines, with a softness and elegance sometimes lacking in other Barberas. I have also added a new vintage of an excellent Barbaresco from Ovello, and a Cabernet blend from one of my favorite wineries in Washington, L’Ecole No. 41, called Apogee. This wine is a blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Cab Franc and Malbec and has everything going for it. Body, structure, balance, flavor and finish, a very fine wine. Lastly, as a favor to a wine distributor I have a Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley that we are offering at a reduced rate for you to enjoy. This Pinot is from White Oak, a vineyard I am also very fond of and have had the opportunity to visit and meet with the winemaker and owner. This wine is very true to the varietal, elegant and intense, and comes from the 2012 vintage that the Wine Enthusiast rated a 95.We
are offering it at $39 per bottle, less than the $50 normal cost and a very good value for a Russian River wine. Give it a try.
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