Friday Wine Tasting 2.23.18

This Chardonnay offers the ideal balance of lush richness and crisp vibrancy. The palate is fragrant with fresh floral and herb notes. Smooth and full, the palate shows plentiful tropical fruit and green apply notes with hints of delicate oak spice. Refreshing enough for warm summer weather, this wine offers enough depth and richness to keep you warm through the winter months.BLACK DIAMOND RED
This Napa Valley red blend is predominantly Merlot. Moderate heat throughout the summer ensured the grapes reach full ripeness while keeping fresh, balanced acidity. The nose opens with black cherry, plum and blueberry. The dark fruit notes continue on the palate along with hints of vanilla and cedar. The palate is silky and dry with smooth, supple tannins and a lingering finish.

Carefully selected fruit was soaked and fermented in a mix of stainless steel and American oak to maximize extraction of color and complexity. The resulting wine is full and lush, offering plentiful jammy fruit notes and rich flavors of vanilla, spice and brown sugar. There is moderate acidity and easy tannins with time spent of lees imparting a soft creaminess to the texture.

This Merlot is a deep, inky garnet color. It offers aromas of black cherries, raspberries, black berries and spice box with a touch of vanilla and clove. The palate is full and juicy, balanced by a firm, but gentle structure and a long smooth finish.