TASTING :: JULY 17, 2016
Picpoul de Pinet Coteaux de Languedoc
France – $10.95
Dusty and spicy on the nose this shows a fine mineral base with gently drying apple blossoms and crisp apple fruit on the nose. Bright, fresh and acid driven in the mouth.
J. Lohr Valdiguie
California – $9.50
Red-purple in color with profuse fresh fruit aromas of cherry, raspberry and red currant. The complexion on the palate is equally bright, dominated by pomegranate and raspberry, with a light peppery finish.
L’Ecole Chenin Blanc
Columbia Valley, WA – $15.75
Highly expressive aromatics of passion fruit and orange blossom, with flavors of star fruit, tangerine and apple on a balanced, crisp mineral finish.
Pike Road Pinot Noir
Willamette, OR – $19.65
Fresh cranberry and raspberry fruit is framed by herb-tinged tannins
Gonzaga Terre di San Leonardo
Italy – $21.00
The aromas are alcohol and fruit-rich when the wine is young, later mellowing with bottle age into ripe plum fruit layered over a faintly grassy background note.
Truchard Cabernet Sauvignon Carneros
Napa Valley, CA – $33.95
A distinct Cabernet nose of black cherries, ripe plum, and cassis; with hints of cedar and vanilla. The mouth is layered with flavors of raspberry, red currants, and plum jam. Ripe tannins focus the palate and provide a lengthy finish of spice and red fruit.