Undercurrent Restaurant

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Lunch: Monday – Friday 11:30-2:00 p.m.

Cocktails: Beginning 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5:30 Saturday

Dinner: Monday through Wednesday: 5:30-9:00 Thursday through Saturday: 5:30-9:30

Brunch: Sunday: 11-2

Reservations not required but recommended.

336-370-1266

Wine Pick of the Week: Cakebread Cellars Merlot, Napa Valley ’12

My wine pick this week will be especially appealing to our Merlot lovers. Many of you are already familiar with Cakebread Cellars award-winning family of wine. If you are new to this Napa Valley vineyard and have the opportunity to visit, they are unmatched in their warm, gracious hospitality.

Cakebread Cellars is also a green-certified winery that prides itself in its innovative team. “Julianne and Brian, along with Director of Viticulture, Toby Halkovich, have played key roles in enhancing wine quality at Cakebread Cellars through the adoption and implementation of innovative winegrowing strategies and technologies.” Keep this in mind when you plan your next visit to Napa Valley. They offer tours and tastings that fit your interests, from reserve tasting to in-depth educational tours and tastings.

We are proud to offer Cakebread Cellars on our wine menu. Give us a call today at 336-370-1266 to reserve your favorite spot in Downtown Greensboro and a bottle of this wine for your meal. With a new seasonal dinner menu recently released, we offer many dishes, from Appetizers to Small Plates and Entrees, that will pair wonderfully with this Merlot.

I look forward to seeing you soon and hearing your thoughts on this wine.

Cheers!

Wes

 

cakebread-cellars-merlot-12-sized_me_bottlelargeCakebread Cellars offer these tasting notes:

“Our 2012 Napa Valley Merlot immediately captures attention with its perfumed black cherry, red plum and blackberry aromas, which are nicely complemented by hints of mineral and dried herbs. Boasting considerable depth and concentration on the palate, the wine offers rich, vibrant, dark cherry and plum flavors, with notes of sage, tea-leaf spice and a flinty minerality adding zest to the long, cherry-laced finish. Immensely appealing now, this fragrant, delicious merlot will profit from another 5-7 years’ aging.”

Grape Variety
86% merlot, 13% cabernet sauvignon, 1% syrah
 
Vineyards
Napa Valley, 96% estate
 
Harvest Dates
October 2-16, 2012
 
Barrel Aging
18 months in French oak barrels, 40% new
 
Alcohol Content
14.7%
 
Total Acidity
0.65 g/100 ml
 
PH
3.51
 
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