Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Tasting Room with Tom Leykis at Rosso

Tom Leykis took the show on the road and came by with Gary Zabranski to tape another episode of the Tasting Room at Rosso Wine Shop.

Here is how it works: we set up, I grab some bottles, I crack open said bottles, Gary says go, and we tape. Therein we taste and talk about all things wine, trends in wine, production of wine, selling of wine, small business in today’s world, Iggy Pop and other things.
Listen here:

Oh, and the wines if you want to follow along at home.

2015 Chateau Pradeaux Bandol Rosé $35.99 France
The king of all rosé! Pradeaux's rosé is composed of some Cinsault and Grenache as well as Mourvedre. After a short maceration on the skins, in order to extract a light color, the juice is fermented at low temperatures to retain freshness, fruit and bouquet.

2014 Vissoux Beaujolais Vieilles Vignes $19.99 France
Having grown up among the vines of Domaine de Vissoux, in the Saint Vérand region of France, Pierre-Marie Chermette has endeavored to continue his family's tradition. Among the first in the region to use sustainable agricultural practice, the wines of Domaine de Vissoux are fermented using native yeasts and bottled with minimal filtration.

2013 Domaine Amido Cotes du Rhone Villages $14.99 France
Made with a blend of mostly Grenache along with some Syrah and Carignan, this deep red way over-delivers for its price. This is perfect on its own or as a go-to for large group gatherings; we prefer it with a simple home-cooked meal. The stones on their parcel in the village Signargues contains large galets roulets, as found in Chateauneuf du Pape and their own vineyards in Lirac.

1998 Bodegas Riojanas Vina Albina Gran Reserva $69.99 Spain
(92 Points: International Wine Cellar) “Medium red. Captivating aromas of redcurrant, candied cherry, rhubarb, vanilla bean, cured tobacco, cedar, mocha and dried flowers. An elegant, suave midweight with wonderfully sweet, mellow red fruit flavors and an array of exotic spice accents. The supple, persistent finish features lingering cherry and red berry flavors.”

2009 Fanti Brunello di Montalcino $39.99 Italy
(92 Points: Wine Advocate) “The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine that shows the best side of a warm vintage. The wine opens to a soothing, dark color with loaded aromas of bright fruit, balsam herb, moist earth and cola. The wine veers toward the modern and extracted side of the Brunello spectrum, but it is by no means one-dimensional or heavy. Ready to drink.”

That's a wrap.


  1. Sounds like a great way to be tasting wine, I prefer the 2009 Fanti Brunello di Montalcino.

  2. Sounds like a great way to be tasting wine, I prefer the 2009 Fanti Brunello di Montalcino.

  3. Great article – makes me feel like I am there. Thanks for sharing, and I hope to visit one day!