This summer we’ve really turned up the heat on the drinks we’re serving. As you saw in our What’s new at Blue Angel for Summer… Brews Part 1 we have a HUGE new selection of suds. But, “What about our wines?”, you ask. Well, we thought for the 4th of July weekend we’d spice it up by introducing them!
Newest Wines at Blue Angel Café
Boeger Pinot Gris
– Winemaker’s Tribute!
We had a formal introduction of this vino as part of our Winemaker’s Dinner a few years ago. This delightful white wine with aromas of honeysuckle, pear and banana cream pie has become one of our favorites for summer. With your first sip, you’ll notice the palate is soft and round with a clean finish. It’s a perfect accompaniment with our “faux-gras” banh mi or even our steak frites dish.
Fess Parker Riesling
— Something light and crispy to make you feel like you’re on vacation
The Riesling grape has a long storied history that dates back to the 1400s that originated somewhere in the Rhine valley. Supposedly the name of the grape comes from the small stream & vineyard Ritzling near Wachau that pairs well with food particularly fish or pork dishes. For this summer we’re offering up the Fess Parker Riesling. A perfect option on a warm sunny day to enjoy on our patio. A refreshing semi-sweet, or off-dry wine, it has a medium body that opens with a mild lime and quince like a bouquet. As it hits your pallette expect to find hints of nectarine, pineapple, and honeydew melon against the backdrop of mild ripe peach and honey.
– An Italian Sparkling Wine to toast the 4th
Prosecco (a type of Italian spumante or “sparkling” wine) is made from a grape of the same name. An enjoyable bubbly with good creamy froth, white peach, mineral and hard candy tones nicely balanced and spread throughout. It has a thick consistency and a snappy, crisp close. Served chilled, it’s perfect for sipping on a hot day.
And for those looking for a real out of bounds glass of Pinot Noir then it’s the one from Balletto. This Russian River Estate produces more than just a bottle of wine. It’s family and community, social and environmental responsibility. Simply put it’s excellence. Due to this, we only offer it by the bottle, no by-the-glass. It’s WELL worth it for those wine aficionados.
We’re excited about our new menu entrants so be sure to try them out and let us know what you think. We toast to you for a happy and safe 4th of July! And don’t forget about our Wine Therapy Thursdays Happy Hour! From 3-6 pm, you’ll receive 50% off of our house wine!