WEST COAST IS THE BEST COAST
The west coast has an exciting array of wine regions, grape varietals, and high-quality flavors. We are truly lucky that so many amazing wine makers have chosen to carve out a farm in the west. Here is a smattering of flavors from across the Pacific Northwest! 2 whites from Oregon and one white from Washington. Then we get down with 3 reds from California. So come on in and listen to us spin yarn all about these wonderful West Coast wines.
Anne Amie, Amrita, Oregon $15
The name Amrita comes from the Buddhist equivalent of ambrosia, or a wine of the gods. This wonderful white has notes of raspberry, pie cherry, strawberries and cream, baking spice, blood orange, and black pepper! She has a long, dry, acid driven finish. Outstanding!
Lady Hill, Pinot Gris, Oregon $19
This is a tight lightly peppery wine, with green-fruit flavors of melon, apple and a touch of cucumber. Two-thirds was fermented in stainless tanks; the rest in neutral oak.
W.T. Vintners, Gruner Veltliner, Washington $25
This wine was 20% barrel fermented with the rest in stainless steel. The aromas bring appealing notes of green apple, white pepper and herb. The palate is dry and sleek but still rounded in feel. This is a great example of this Austrian grape grown in the Columbia Valley.
Girasole, Hybrid Red, California $16
Organic. Medium to dark ruby in color with concentrated aromas of black plum, cassis and black cherry. Just a hint of violets and cocoa powder round out the nose. Flavors of red licorice and anise caress the silky, soft mid-palate. Medium tannins provide a nice structure to this exotic red blend.
Girasole, Sangiovese, California $17
Organic. The Girasole Sangiovese is all about fresh cherries and rose petals! Soft tannins and bright acidity make the wine clean and refreshing on the palate. A slight touch of oak rounds out the finish and a splash of Pinot Noir adds complex strawberry notes. This is a wine for charcuterie, pasta and creative, homemade pizza.
Four Vines, The Kinker California $ 21
Aromas of ripe fruit and baking spice are followed by brooding dark fruit flavors of black currant, plum and blueberry that flow across the palate. The 2016 Kinker is mostly cab, full-bodied with a juicy entry, and zesty finish. 14 months in French, Hungarian & American oak, 40% new