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FEBRUARY 13: WINE TASTING 4 – 7p.m.
Bottles by Sickles
200 Monmouth Street | Red Bank NJ 07701Vias Wine Tasting:
• Colpetrone Sagrantino Montefalco
2011 | UMBRIA, ITALY | 100% SAGRANTINO FROM UMBRIA, ITALY
A savory full-bodied, traditional style with tobacco leather & earth notes leading to more subtle dried cherry & spice accents surrounding dense & chewy tannins. Ample nose of red fruit with spices & a subtle hint of vanilla, dried fruits and chocolate. The palate is fresh, well-structured, with concentrated tannins & a long, velvety finish. Suitable for roasts, & and aged cheeses.
Wine Spectator – 90 pts – $27.99
• Pecchenino Siri d’Jermu Dogloani Superiore DOCG
2017 | PIEDMONT, IT | 100% DOLCETTO
Pretty flavors of ripe pomegranate blackberry & violet are the hallmark of this supple Dolcetto. Firm yet stays balanced through the finish. Ruby red with violet highlights. Intense bouquet of ripe fruits with notes of currants, blackberries & black cherries. The flavor is balanced with smooth, sweet tannins & a persistent finish. Pairs well with pastas, white meats, red meats, braises, fresh cheeses & medium aged cheeses.
Wine Spectator – 90 pts – $25.99
• Vie di Romans Flors di Uis
2017 | FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA, IT | 45% MALVASIA ISTRIANA, 40% RHEIN RIESLING, 15% FRIULANO
Charming aromatic bouquet of white flowers, golden apple, apricot, pear, honey, with mineral & citrus. The graceful flavors of Riesling and Malvasia Istriana melt perfectly with the weight & texture of Friulano. Firm acidity & a clean, rich finish. Ideal with seafood recipes, like lobster risotto or tuna tartar, and with any spicy dishes.
$36.99
• Lechthaler Pinot Noir
2017 | TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE, IT | 100% PINOT NOIR
The bouquet elegant, with notes of forest berries, blackcurrant, cherry, & toast, like toasted almond & cured meat. The palate is dry, fresh, velvety, with delicate tannins & a lingering finish. Ideal with pasta, risotto & poultry.
$16.99
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FEBRUARY 15: WINE TASTING 4 – 7p.m.
Bottles by Sickles
200 Monmouth Street | Red Bank NJ 07701

Complimentary tasting of:
• Jurtschitsch – “Belle Naturelle” Gr
üner Veltliner
2018 | Langlois & Kamptal, Austria | 100% Grüner Veltliner
Jurtschitsch winery dates back to the 16th century in the Kamptal region. A leader in the natural wine movement, this is a  biodynamically-farmed Grüner Veltliner made with two weeks of skin contact. Naturally hazy, it is markedly clean wine with only moderate tannin. It is a great introduction to the style of orange wine. Fermented with native yeasts and no sulfur is used save for an exceptionally small dose at bottling for stability. The nose offers aromas of elderflower and chamomile. The floral notes continue through the palate along with black tea notes. Owner/winemaker Alwin Jurtschitsch Belle Naturelle, ‘a wine in its birthday suit.’  certified organic.
Note:  Turn gently before opening, do not store above 20°C. – $22.99

• Hugel Classic Riesling
2016 | Alsace, FR | 100% Riesling
According to Robert Parker: “the Classic (former Hugel) range that represents “the essence of the pure, dry Famille Hugel style” and now includes Muscat and Pinot Gris, along with all the other noble grapes. The grapes of the Classic range are predominantly purchased but obligatory hand-picked from vineyards with clay-limestone soils in Riquewihr and neighboring villages, and give classic gastronomic wines with a dry expression.” The Hugel Riesling is an intense pale green color, dominated with the green & pale yellow highlights of springtime tree foliage, all completed with a silvery sheen. The bouquet is still a bit discreet & fresh — it is harmonious, clear & well-stated, yet quite dense & fruity with hints of lime, fresh kiwi, lemon-grass, ‘Mirabelle’, greengage & a slightly mineral edge. This is a dry wine that is also fresh & lovingly thirst-quenching on the palate. It is well-balanced with a generous & well-formed structure underlined by the wonderful freshness & vigor which is so typical to this grape variety’s elegant temperament. The grapes are perfectly ripe.”It serves as an excellent aperitif. Best served with turbot, sea bass, monk-fish, lobster, king prawns, seafood, sander, pike, salmon, scallops, marinated or raw fish carpaccio, goat’s cheese.
Sale $19.99 (Reg. $24.99)

• Domaine les Evigneaux Rasteau
2016 | Rasteau, Southern Rhône  Valley, FR | 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Carignan, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault
Benoit and Frederic Lavau have always been fans of Rasteau, which became a cru unto itself in 2010. This red offers a lot of complexity on the nose with rich aromas of cedar, baking spices, cola, blackcurrant & vanilla followed by a hint of raspberry. Full-bodied & savory on the palate, there are meaty flavors of chocolate & leather that develop in intensity & power all the way through the long, long finish. The tannins are robust & well-integrated reflecting the power & complexity of this AOC. Although it is already approachable, it is good to drink over the next few years & promises to be spectacular with three to five more years of aging (if you can wait that long!)
Wine Advocate – 90 pts – $24.99

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FEBRUARY 20: WINE & SPIRITS TASTING 4 – 7p.m.
Bottles by Sickles
200 Monmouth Street | Red Bank NJ 07701

Kobrand Wine & Spirits Tasting

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FEBRUARY 22: WINE  TASTING 4 – 7p.m
Bottles by Sickles
200 Monmouth Stree | Red Bank NJ 07701.

Decoy Wines: The first Decoy Red Blend was made at Duckhorn Vineyards in 1985. This exceptional wine quickly established a loyal following for its quality and distinctive style. In 2008, Decoy evolved from being a single, second-label wine supporting the Duckhorn Vineyards brand to being its own focused winery. Grapes for the Decoy line of wines come from a mix of Estate vineyards and top independent growers. Today, in addition to the original Decoy Red, the Decoy lineup includes a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc—all of which are Sonoma County appellation-designated and highlight Decoy’s commitment to producing attractively priced wines made from exceptional vineyard sources with an emphasis on ready-upon-release wines that are capable of expressing their full charm and complexity.
We will be tasting Sauvignon Blanc; Chardonnay; Pinot Noir & Cabernet Sauvignon

Decoy Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc
2018 |  Sonoma County, CA | 100% Sauvignon Blanc
This enticing wine offers vivid flavors of pink grapefruit and white peach, as well as lovely notes of lemon zest and citrus blossom. On the palate, refreshing acidity mingles with a subtle undercurrent of sweet fruit that carries through to a bright and lively finish.

Decoy Sonoma County Chardonnay
2018 | Sonoma County, CA | 100% Chardonnay
You can’t go wrong with a good quality Chardonnay, and the fruity/floral notes and very subtle hint of warm spice in Decoy’s Sonoma County Chardonnay is lovely!This deliciously bright and inviting Chardonnay offers layers of apricot, citrus and green apple, as well as hints of fresh honeysuckle and cinnamon. On the palate, the lovely pure fruit flavors are underscored by delicate acidity and a supple richness from sur lie aging.

Decoy Sonoma County Pinot Noir
2017 | Sonoma County  |100% Pinot Noir
Showcasing the vibrant allure of great cool-climate Sonoma County Pinot Noir, this wine displays aromas of strawberry, cranberry and plum that rise from the glass, along with oak-inspired hints of vanilla. The palate is soft and silky, with ripe berry flavors underscored by supple tannins that carry the wine to a bright, focused finish.

Decoy Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
2017 | Sonoma County, CA | 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 3% Zinfandel, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Petite Sirah;
From its deep, inviting color to its enticing layers of boysenberry, blackberry, plum and star anise, this wine showcases what we love about great Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon. On the palate, the lush fruit flavors are framed by rich tannins and hints of dark chocolate and barrel spice.

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FEBRUARY 27: WINE  TASTING 4 – 7p.m.
Bottles by Sickles
200 Monmouth Stree | Red Bank NJ 07701
Mardi Gras Celebration!

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FEBRUARY 29: WINE  TASTING 4 – 7p.m.
Bottles by Sickles
200 Monmouth Stree | Red Bank NJ 07701
Sadie Hawkins Day: Featuring All Women Wine Producers

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