This fruit-forward red displays aromas of cherry, tomato and red berry, and on the palate, the wine is spicy and soft, with red berry and spice flavors dominating. A red with spirit and class. Pair with grilled duck breast.
This Bordeaux blend is light on its feet, with spicy anise liquor aromas that lead into fresh strawberry and raspberry fruit in the mouth. The medium, mouthwatering finish has a dusting of powdery tannins. A good complement to roast pork. Drink now to 2011.
Winemaker Morten Hallgren harnesses a traditional Italian grape-drying technique called appassimento to create this richly concentrated but dry Chardonnay. Initial notes of smoke and roasted hazelnut skins fade on the nose and palate to reveal a clean, fresh apple and pear character, speckled with white flowers and a bright lemon-lime acidity.
This firm, Alsatian-style dry Riesling will please fans of more esoteric, terroir driven-wines. Aromas of citrus and peach play on the nose, while a minerally backbone supports elegant flavors of orange and spice. A little oily on the palate and lacking some of the zest of more accessible Rieslings, this wine is still apt to please on many levels.
This is an exemplary, dependable Pinot Gris, with its fresh lemon and citrus aromas and spicy citrus and fruit flavors. Dry and zesty, it will pair well with grilled seafood and Asian cuisine.
This Chardonnay has depth, starting with its unfolding nose of ripe Chardonnay fruit, minerals, hazelnut and citrus. The palate offers flavors of pear, citrus and grapefruit, its character refreshing and fruity but somewhat complex. An impressive white that can handle richer dishes.
Sunny and warm on the nose with aromas of honey, roasted hazelnuts and a touch of petroleum, this medium-bodied dry Riesling surprises with an unexpected austerity in the mouth. It’s an interesting transition, however, resulting in a sleek, steely wine with hints of chalk dust, bitter lime and canned pineapple flavors.
Structured, buttery oak flavors comprise this enjoyable wine. Heft from beginning to end and the viscous mouthfeel offers some indulgence, but the wall of oak offers little evidence of the flavors beyond, lending simplicity to a wine that, by variety, has potential to offer something more.