Monday, March 29, 2010

Rex Hill Unwooded Chardonnay 2006

A crisp, yet complex wine, Rex Hill Unwooded Chardonnay 2006 represents the sixth vintage of Oregon’s original ultra-premium “un-oaked” Chardonnay. To highlight the wonderful fruit and underlying minerality in some of the Willamette Valley’s best vineyard sites, we ferment in small stainless steel fermenters to retain the fruit’s bright transparency and then age the wines on their lees in small stainless steel drums to achieve a creamy mouthfeel. Aromas of candied citrus, plums, green apple. Good richness on the attack, with broad palate-coating flavors that echo the nose. The brisk acidity adds structure and freshness, focusing the mineral notes, and lengthening flavors.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Treana Viognier 2007

Treana Viognier 2007 displays the elegant varietal characteristics of Viognier and Marsanne; vibrant floral aromas of citrus blossom and jasmine are followed by ripe stone fruit flavors, hints of pear, pineapple and honey overtones. Solid minerality lends complexity and structure. The mouth feel is full, while bright acidity cleans the palate and offers ease and versatility to food-pairing. A wine of excellent balance and complexity, the 2007 Treana White will age beautifully over the next decade.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Brilliant red ruby color. Pleasant mature fruit such as red cherries, raspberries and plums. Notes of sarsaparilla and gooseberry jam, glazed dry fruit, red fruit in syrup and white chocolate. Spices of black pepper, nutmeg, bay leaves, mint and cloves. Sweet, round, vigorous and elegant tannins. Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 displays good acidity with character, simply delicious.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Campanile Pinot Grigio 2007

Campanile Pinot Grigio 2007 is a fine, crisp, tart white wine that delivers an excellent fruit-laden palate; lively finish.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Finca La Anita Malbec 2002

Finca La Anita Malbec 2002 opens with blackberries in its aromas, excelent body and a balanced structure, sweet tannins, a smoky after taste. It will age elegantly.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bera Moscato d'Asti 2008

Bera Moscato d'Asti 2008 is a great moscato with delicacy and perfect balance. Hints of honey, apricot and peach. Low in alcohol and sweet, Moscato makes for a great dessert, or try it with melon and prosciutto.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Concannon Syrah 2006

Concannon Syrah 2006 has deep, expansive aromas of blackberry, raspberry and cherry dominating the nose. Soft chocolate and caramel notes from the oak give this wine a delicious flavor on the palate. Carefully structured tannins create a round and lively finish.