Central City Opera Gala
April 27, 2018
Waters Winery ‘Interlude’, 2013
Red Blend, Walla Walla, WA
Wine Enthusiast: 89 Points
This beautiful Right-bank Bordeaux-style blend begins with new world fruit executed in a restrained Washington style. Aromatics of sweet smoke aroma, with strawberry jam and wet tobacco leaves lead into a lingering finish of sweet black cherry and black pepper flavor with fine grain tannins. Drink through 2028.
Vidon Vineyard, ‘Mirabelle Clone 115’, 2014
Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, OR
Wine Enthusiast: Editor's Choice, 93 points
This single-clone cuvée really shines in 2014, with concentrated berry and cherry fruit, accented with toasty oak. The persistence and follow-through takes you down a lush flavor trail, with touches of caramel, sassafras and cola along the way. Drink through 2025-2027.
These fine wines, provided by Estate Brands Company, can be reserved for you and your guests to enjoy at your table during dinner for a donation of $100 per bottle. Reservations must be made by Monday, April 23rd. Please email Cindy Kraus,
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Kiona Red Mountain Special Reserve, 2015
Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, WA
Wine Enthusiast: 91 Points
Aromatics of black currant, and black plum, with blackberry jam; notes of vanilla warm baking spice. Dense flavors of ripe black fruit, black pepper, and expressive green peppercorn and floral notes abound in this estate release from the exceptional quality vineyards of Red Mountain, Washington. Drink now through 2030.
E16 Winery, ‘Bacigalupi’, 2013
Chardonnay, Russian River, CA
Wine Enthusiast 90 points, Cellar Selection
Tasting Panel, 90 points
This wine is very lush and fresh on the nose with bright apricot, lemon, honeysuckle, white peach, lemongrass and subtle cedar. A fireworks display of flavor, with juicy tangerine, lemon, white tea, straw, lemon curd, yogurt covered raisin, geranium, pomelo, oak, and subtle white spice. Drink through 2025.
Volker-Eisele Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012
Cabertnet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA
Wine Enthusiast: Cellar Selection, 93 Points
From an organically farmed estate vineyard in Chiles Valley operated by the same family for more than 40 years, this 87% Cabernet Sauvignon-13% Merlot has soul and structure, with a compelling element of stony minerality. Menthol and tobacco weave between thick layers of dark cherry and plum which are complemented on the palate by exotic cardamom and clove. This is one worth cellaring through 2022 or giving an hour or two to open. Drink through 2030
Anne Amie Vineyards ‘Estate Pinot Noir’, 2014
Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, OR
Vinous: 91 Points
Aromatics of bright, fresh red cherry, red plum, and hints of forest floor and a myriad of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg baking spice. On the palate, taut wild cherry is dominant with notes of anise, ripe raspberry, and spicy chocolate. Drink now through 2024.