Monthly archive for November 2012

Wine of the Week – 11/26/12

Croz Hermitage

Crozes-Hermitage, E. Guigal

The locomotive of the Northern Rhône Valley, Guigal is by a wide margin the largest producer. Bright ruby. Fresh, primary blackberry and candied cherry aromas are complicated by suave floral and mineral tones. Spicy dark berry flavors show good depth and silky texture, with slow-mounting tannins on the close. 100% Syrah

November 26, 2012 | Leave a Comment » | Posted in: News

Wine of the Week – 11/19/12

Morgon, Domaine Marcel Lapierre

I would urge everyone to try this exceptional wine that is more akin to Chambolle Musigny than plain Morgon. Lapierre is the “King of Morgon”. It has beautifully pure old viney fruit, enhanced by 6 months ageing in casks from Prieuré-Roch in Burgundy. No sulphur was used during the elevage. Stylish, Elegant, Persistant on the Palate.

November 19, 2012 | Leave a Comment » | Posted in: News

Beaujolais Nouveau Day at Bistrot Zinc

Join us for dinner Thursday, November 15th to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau 2012. In addition to our regular dinner menu we are offering a prix fixe. For reservations call 312-337-1131 or visit

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November 9, 2012 | Leave a Comment » | Posted in: Events, News

Wine of the Week – 11/05/12

Wine of the Week

246 Médoc, Château des Cabans

Cabans is a 70/30 cab-merlot blend of a small Chateau called Grand Dutruch Poujeaux. Medoc, just north of Margaux between Chasse Spleen and Ch Clarke. Vinified in temperature controlled stainless steel. 5 months in oak, 20% new. A nose of red and black fruit aromas, and a black tea/flowery instance that lingers on the palate. A roundness and softness to the tannins really amp up the mouth-feel and bolsters this not a fruity style of bordeaux.

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

November 5, 2012 | Leave a Comment » | Posted in: News