Saturday, September 28, 2013

Wine Tasting - Saturday 1-4PM, Sep 28

Your host today is Peter Ravetto of Quintessential wines

New Age White N.V.                                    $10.99
Honey and pineapple aroma, with a bouquet that is reminiscent of Muscat. Lightly sparkling, and off-dry. Shows mango, papaya, and general notes of tropical fruits.  Benito’s Wine Review

Valentin Bianchi Malbec 2011         $11.99
This has a crisp blackberry and raspberry leaf nose that is clean, brusque and fresh, while the palate offers chunky red berry fruit that is simple and mouth filling. Returning 20 minutes later and tasting it blind, it actually opens beautifully. This is great value.  Wine Advocate, 90 pts

Cachette Cotes du Rhone 2011           $12.99
This blend is spicy, fresh and fruity and is bright cherry red. It has good intensity and is dominated by aromas of almond, cherry and spices. The nose carries through to the palate, including graphite and violet notes, with a lengthy, focused and juicy finish.

3 Rings Shiraz 2009                         $19.99
The wine is deep red with a brick-brown hue. Aromas of mocha and black pepper as well as subtle tobacco and cigar box fill the nose. The palate is balanced with dark berry fruits and undertones of cedar and raisins and the medium tannins offer a smooth, round finish.

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