TASTING :: SEPTEMBER 20, 2015
Walnut Block Sauvignon Blanc, 14’
New Zealand – $13.95
A Fresh and pure, the nose displays floral, lime zest and subtle herbaceous characters. The palate is lively and well fruited with a juicy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish.
Dierberg Chardonnay ‘12
California – $27.85
Scents of pear give way to sea shells, flavors of warm tree nuts evolve toward crisp nectarines. Some tropical notes are enveloped by mandarin and hints of fresh fennel bulb. The mid-palate is generous but the finish is fresh and enticing.
The Arsonist Red, ’12
California – $19.99
A deep garnet red, this blend approaches with strong chocolate and toast aromas—barrel oak, caramel, ripe black cherries and cassis. Flavors of brambly blackberry and coffee lead to a long, lingering mocha finish. The Arsonist is a big, chewy wine with firm tannins that take a long ride on the palate.
Maquis Cabernet Sauvignon, ’12
Chile – $16.95
This Cabernet Sauvignon presents a complex, profound nose with spicy flourishes of cinnamon, clove, cocoa and red fruits. It is a vibrant, fresh wine with a long finish and tannins that come together to produce a smooth, beautiful, harmonious flavor.
Belguardo Serrata Maremma, ’11
Italy – $22.10
The aroma of raspberry, cherry, milk chocolate, oak, and the smooth taste of oak, spice, cherry, tobacco, raspberry, licorice, with a warm finish.