Saturday, February 8, 2014

Wine Tasting - Saturday 1-4PM, Feb 8

Your host is "China Dave" Henderson of Dragon's Hollow Wines.

Dragon’s Hollow Winery is located at the eastern foot of the He Lan Mountain range in Ningxia Hui. Interestingly, the vines were planted in the early ’90s, but the vineyard was started in 2003.  This area of China was recently a barren desert until some enterprising, grape-growing farmers came along. Back in 618 AD or so, this was a popular grape-growing region. The farmers are just working hard to bring back the ancient heritage of the land.

Chardonnay 2011                 $12.99
The nose is bright, clean, fresh with aromas of citrus, lemon peel or zest, green apple and a touch floral. Light on his feet, the palate is refreshing, balanced and clean yet not too complex but very pleasing for a first experience with a Chinese white wine. The finish is simple and easy going with an excellent balance.

Cabernet Sauvignon 2011    $12.99
Bright ruby color with purple hue. This Cabernet Sauvignon delivers fresh and fruity aromas of blackcurrant, viola and berries, with hints of all spice, toasted mushrooms. You will enjoy the deep fruit flavors in this full bodied wine, leading to a long finish. The striking tannins show a perfect balance for future aging.

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