A fascinating Chard, utterly un-Californian. Punches you in the nose with mineral, medicinal and herbal aromas. Earthy and intense. In the mouth, it’s superrich and creamy, with lemony-peach flavors and cinnamon dustiness. Highly acidic, rich and intense, it’s complex and vital, and should age.
Starts with strong, nuanced aromas of spiced green apples, citrus, melon, and fig, and turns explosively fruity in the mouth, with tiers of ripe, spicy juniper berry and lime. Bone dry, it’s fruit is highlighted by high acidity. The finish is remarkably long, rich, and spicy.
A great value in Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Hunter’s 2007 marries ripe nectarine aromas and flavors with just enough acidity and a touch of grassiness to retain focus and varietal character. The lack of overt herbal notes makes it easy to pair with food, or drink on its own.
This is plump and round without being heavy, a slightly chunky Pinot featuring modest plum fruit. Savory accents of roasted meat and coffee add interest. At its suggested retail price of $15, it represents excellent value.
Smells zesty and piquant, with passion fruit and jalapeño scents wafting from the glass. Even better, the flavors back up this positive first impression, filling out this medium-weight wine with nuances of passion fruit and grapefruit. The finish is clean, tangy and refreshing.
A nice Pinot at a nice price, kicking off with lifted cherry fruit and a tinge of minty greenness. It’s medium in body, with delicate and supple tannins framing clean, fresh cherry flavors. Finishes soft, easy and with decent length and intensity, making it a pleasant quaff for spring and into summer.
Relatively light in color, but very nicely perfumed and floral on the nose. Flavors are a bit simpler, focusing on cherries and vanilla. This soft, easy-drinking wine would make a fine accompaniment to delicate salmon dishes. Imported by Sauvage Selections.