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Saturday, November 18. Hosted From 2:00 - 3:30 PM


Theme: Vinkara Winery (Turkey)


2016 Vinkara Narince $16.99/bottle

Narince is a grape that is indigenous to Anatolia. Vinkara Narince is straw yellow with hints of green. Notes of peach, orange-blossoms and lemon leaves are prominent on the bouquet. Fresh, bright fruit and zippy acidity on the palate combine with a long and persistent finish.

Narince is an
indigenous white grape variety originating from Tokat, Mid-Eastern Anatolia. Narince is one of the two main white grape varieties cultivated for winemaking in Turkey. Tokat’s climate transitions between the climates of the Central Black Sea and Inner Anatolia being somewhat harsher at higher altitudes which vary from 1,000 to 2,250 feet above sea level. The soil composition is generally sandy-clay and gravel.

2013 Vinkara Narince Reserve $24.99/bottle
Straw yellow with hints of gold. Complex with notes of vanilla and spices combined with floral and fruity notes such as white flowers, orange, grapefruit, lemon, and mineral notes. On the palate, Vinkara Narince Reserve is dry, elegant and balanced, with notes of caramel and spicy wood and a long and lingering finish.

Vinkara’s Kalecik vineyard is located northeast of Ankara in the MidNorthern Anatolia province. At an altitude over 2,000 feet the vineyard is surrounded by nearby mountains and the Kızılırmak River. The river creates an extraordinary mesoclimate for producing wines with naturally high acidity that are powerfully complex.

2014 Vinkara Kalecik Karasi $16.99/bottle
A dry red wine made from Kalecik Karası grapes indigenous to Anatolia. Ruby in color with slight garnet reflections. Intense flavors of ripe red fruits, strawberries, raspberries and plum are present on the palate along with spicy notes of black pepper and chestnuts. Vinkara Kalecik Karası is smooth, well balanced and intense with a long lingering finish.

Vinkara’s Kalecik vineyard is located northeast of Ankara in the MidNorthern Anatolia province. At an altitude of 2,000 feet the vineyard is surrounded by nearby mountains and the Kızılırmak River. The river creates an extraordinary mesoclimate for producing wines with naturally high acidity that are powerfully complex.

Due to these unique weather conditions, the most prominent grape cultivated in Kalecik carries the name of the region. Kalecik Karası is one of the three most important red grape varieties in Turkey.

2012 Vinkara Kalecik Karasi Reserve $24.99/bottle
Ruby in color with garnet reflections. The bouquet is of red fruits: raspberries, cherries and strawberries are interwoven with hints of spices, vanilla and cocoa. On the palate Vinkara Kalecik Karası Reserve is fruitdriven and well-balanced with smooth, soft tannins and a lingering finish.

Grapes are picked by hand. Cold pre-fermentation maceration and controlled temperature fermentation with the skins takes place in stainless steel tanks. Kalecik Karası Reserve spends 14 months of aging in new French-oak barrels and an additional six months in the bottle.

2014 Vinkara Okuzgozu $22.99/bottle
A dry red wine made from Öküzgözü grapes (pronounced Ookooz Goo Zoo). It has an intense ruby color with bright purple and ruby reflections. The nose has notes of red fruits, cherry, nutmeg, tea and strawberry jam. The wine is soft and pleasant to drink with full and well‐balanced tannins and has a long finish.

Vinkara’s Kalecik vineyard is located northeast of Ankara in the Mid‐Northern Anatolia province. At an altitude of over 2,000 feet, the vineyard is surrounded by nearby mountains and the Kızılırmak River. The river creates an extraordinary mesoclimate for producing wines with naturally high acidity that are powerfully complex.