Wine List for Weekly Tasting
Villa Loren, “Delle Venezie D.O.C.” Pinot Grigio, 2017, Italy vs. ???
Brilliant yellow with rosy and coppery tones. Ample, complex and sweet nose with notes of pear, orange blossoms, yellow fruit and hint of spices; intriguing development and an aromatic finish with significant persistence. The palate is full and embracing, the sweetness of pear and nectarine brings amplitude, fresh and savory all at once, rounded by sweet notes of pastries, Crème anglaise and hazelnut; pleasant minerality on the finish.
Goldschmidt, “Singing Tree” Chardonnay, 2017, CA vs. ???
The wine is pale straw gold in color. Lemon peel, green melon rindand young pineapple aromas introduce this wine to the nose. The palate follows, soft and smooth, with just a touch of lemon pith structure.
Shannon Ridge Vineyards, “Ugency” Pinot Noir, 2017, CA vs. ???
Hard to believe that a California Pinot this expressive and so well put-together is at this ridiculously low price point. Dark red cherry, cranberry, and a touch of tea leaf aromatics lead the way to a delightful red that has bright acidity and wonderful texture. A fantastic value!
Belasco de Baquedano, “Llama” Estate Malbec, 2014, Argentina vs. ???
As its namesake, this wine embodies the distinctive spirit of the vineyards, spanning the foothills of the Andes. Llama is a rich ruby-purple color, and boasts elegant flavors of black berries, ripe plum and robust spices with good balance and structure.
J. Hills, “Paso Robles” Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017, CA vs. ???
J Hills Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits lively aromas of black cherry, ripe currant, fresh herbs, and lightly roasted coffee. Supple tannins and balanced acidity support core flavors of blackberry, black cherry, and toasty oak, intertwined with spicy black pepper accents. It is rich and complex, and so may be enjoyed on its own or with a range of cuisine.