Red Wines BTG

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  1. Cartlidge & Browne Pinot Noir
    North Coast (north of San Francisco)

    Flavors of cherry and strawberry balanced by a layer of earthy mushroom.  Smooth and silky. 

    Pair w/lamb, veal, venison.  Awesome w/salmon.

    • Pinot Noir is widely considered one of the best companions to food
    • because of its good acidity & body complementing rather than
    • overpowering food.
  2. Lioco Loco Pinot Noir, Chalone Pinnacles (south of North Coast area)
    More guts than a normal Pinot.  Big enough to stand up to steak.

    Pomegrante and plums on the nose.  Flavors of rainer cherry, rhubarb, blood orange, dried porcini mushroom flavors.
  3. Rock & Vine Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast
    Black fruit, spice, ripe tannins.  Balanced.  Silky texture. 

    Pair w/short ribs, lamb, beef roast.
  4. Wine of Substance Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington State
    Big fruit with a lot of structure.  Good tannins but not overly tannic.  Blackberries and currants.  Little smoky. 

    Pair w/big saucy, fatty foods.
  5. Velvet Sledgehammer Shiraz, Langhorne Creek (Australia)
    Blackberry, blueberry, plums, some spice.  Little peppery. 

    Full body.

    90-91 points

    Very oaky, 16 months in oak.

    100% Shiraz

    Malbec drinkers will like this.
  6. Altocedro Malbec, Mendoza (Argentina)
    Earthy, toasty, oaky.

    90 points

    Pair w/Ribeye, flank steak, skirt steak, filet if it has a demiglace, strong cheeses.

    Winemaker is old school; uses cement tanks for fermenting (from early 1900s)  Gets more oxygen than cylinders.
  7. Triumph Zinfandel, Napa Valley
    Full body

    Jammy but also has structure.  Slight vanilla on finish. 

    Pair w/beef stew, wild game, wild boar, short ribs.

    2 of the owners are Tulsa natives.
  8. Fidelity Merlot, Alexander Valley
    Medium body

    Cherries, blackberries, silky, slightly tannic.
  9. Pape Rocks, California
    Rhone blend. 

    Light to medium body.

    Juicy, savory, red & black fruits.  Not very tannic, has some acidity.

    We are only restaurant pouring.  Only 5-6 cases made.

    GSM blend (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre)

    Cochon (2 guys from OKC)
  10. Horshoes & Hand Grenades
    Full bodied red blend

    Rich, ripe red fruit.  Little chocolate flavor.

    Owner went to OCU.   Was a sommelier that worked at the French Laundry in Sonoma.
  11. Blackbird Arrise
    Napa Valley

    Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

    Strong black and cherry fruit, firm tannins.

    Merlot is French slang for little blackbird.  Name is also a nod to the Beatles song Blackbird (waiting for the moment to arise)

    On the label, the birds on the wire are fret marks.
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Red Wines BTG
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