Friday Wine Tasting 11.17.17

Come try some great wines to pair with your Thanksgiving dinner!

A blend of the Alsacian Noble Grapes: Muscat, Riesling and Pinot Gris, this delicate yellow wine presents an intoxicating nose of lychee, pineapple and papaya. The palate mirrors the fruit in the nose with additional notes of fresh grass and wet stone. The palate is light and lively with a dynamic acidity that lingers into a spicy finish.

This wine is an excellent representation of a classic Sonoma Pinot Noir. The nose is rich and intense with notes of black cherry, elderberry and dried rose petals. The palate is lush and juicy with flavors of cherry cola and dark earth undertones. French oak aging adds underlying hints of vanilla and toffee. Delicious and quaffable!

Cotes du Rhone are blends traditionally focused on the Grenache grape. E Guigal has produced their version with a focus on Syrah, producing a wine that is more intense and structured than its counterparts. A melange of dark fruit flavors is accompanied by savory, earthy notes of black olives, smoke and pepper. One of the most recognizable Cote du Rhones on this market, this wine also represents one of the most outstanding values.

Chateau Montelena may be best recognized for their classic Napa Cab and Chardonnay, but when they turn their hands to Zinfandel, the results are truly stupendous. A mix of Primitivo and Old Vine Zinfandel, you get and impressively complex and Old World style wine. Aromas of dried cherry, cocoa and dried lavender guide you into a palate that is silky and supple. Fresh cranberry dominates the fore-palate with roasted walnut and clove spice evolving. The finish is clean and mineral driven with earthy flavors of cigar box and dried herbs. Delicious!