Like choosing a prom date, choosing a favorite wine necessitates sampling a variety to determine which one will produce the nicest bouquet. Enjoy the fruits of competitive courting with today’s Groupon to The Abbey. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a three-wine tasting flight for two (a $30 value).
- For $28, you get a three-wine tasting flight for four (a $60 value).
Each flight includes three 2-ounce samples of the following Paul Hobbs Winery wines for each person:
- 2009 CrossBarn chardonnay Sonoma Coast
- 2010 Felino malbec imported from Argentina
- 2009 Felino cabernet sauvignon imported from Argentina
Named 2011’s Best New Restaurant by Tucson Lifestyle, The Abbey juxtaposes an impressive wine list with its casual, unpretentious atmosphere. Intrepid tasters step up to three flights of Paul Hobbs Winery selections, taking contrasting swigs of the CrossBarn’s lively fruit layers, the malbec’s black-plum flavors, and the cabernet sauvignon’s kicking chorus line of blackberry jam and sweet licorice. The restaurant’s wine-savvy servers make the enjoyment of fine vine juices fun rather than intimidating, cheerfully helping guests improve their wine knowledge and vineyard vocabulary.
Tasting teams can savor each 2-ounce sample while admiring The Abbey’s homespun bar and dining area characterized by soft lighting, deep wood hues, and breathtaking views of Ventana Canyon. The distinctive wines are complemented by equally memorable decorative traits that include brightly patterned couches, exposed brick, and three large garage doors that open to let in fresh air and close to keep out motorcycle gangs of sommeliers who bully those with less refined palates.
Serial restaurateur Brian Metzger never lets success with his current restaurants stop him from making his next culinary dream a reality. The Abbey's intimate brick-and-stone dining room marks his second foray into comfortable fine dining. Along with executive chef Virginia “Ginny” Wooters, he drafts a menu full of contemporary comforts, such as their take on updated versions of gnocchi and pot pie. Their influence extends from the kitchen to the full bar, where mixologists whip up craft cocktails spiked with fresh, seasonal fruit juices.
Whether seated on the wrap-around patio or gazing out the windows of the dining room or bar, a rolling vista of foothills tumbles away before diners' eyes, often igniting memories of joyfully rolling down hills as a child or painfully falling down hills as an adult.
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