Portugal. A crisp and minerally red, with concentrated flavors of dark cherry, roasted plum and dried raspberry, layered with rich, spicy notes. White chocolate details show on the finish, accented by hints of pepper.
A summer red wine if ever there was one. This 100% Carignan from Minervois in the south of France will knock your socks off. It is unoaked, full of ripe berry flavors, and medium-bodied with a strong tannic structure.On the palate look for aromas of raspberries and blueberries. A definite food wine. This is made for a cook-out or late night pizza and burgers.
California. Pinot Noir. Brilliant garnet black color. Delicate, herbal, buttery aromas of berry buttercream and toasted herb bread with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, breezy sour cherry, salty roasted nuts, beets, and cedar finish with soft chewy tannins. A solid, savory pinot noir that will cover a lot of bases.
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Oregon. Pinot Gris. Here’s a fine expression of this grape, which has become the signature white wine for the Willamette Valley. This marries New World ripeness to Euro styling. Plump apple and pear fruit carries highlights of bee pollen and honey, with excellent grip and length.
France. 100% Chardonnay. On the nose you will find faint spice combined with brighter aromas of citrus. Fresh and fleshy on the palate, ideal as an aperitif or to accompany your favorite foods.
Oregon. 100% Muller –Thurgau. Light gold color with green tints, the nose reveals soft notes of honey and spice combined with abundant acidity and minerality. On the palate you will find flavors of kiwi, honeysuckle, and apricot. Really charming and vibrant wine, and a great match for spicy foods.