It’s a twister!
Auntie Em! Auntie Em! Grab the dog and get inside. These flavors are going to blow you away! Kick some yellow bricks as we tour through 2 whites and 4 reds. Now that’s a horse of a different color! Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain and taste these fun wines.
@ Humble Vine Wednesday July 24th 4PM
Humble Vine, Pinot Gris, Washington $16
The nose holds a bouquet of tropical fruits and orange zest. A wonderful melon and tartness on the palate. What a perfect bottle for watching the sunset, or sunrise, or the moon, or boats…
Chasing Venus, Sauvignon Blanc $15
The moment the bottle is opened there is no doubt that this is a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Explosive aromas of grapefruit, mango and fresh mown grass lead into intense flavors of lychee, citrus and star fruit. The bright lime-zest finish is both crisp and lingering.
Famille Gonnet, Ventoux, Rhone France $11
This wine has a beautiful nose of concentrated, ripe strawberry with a touch of spice, with supple tannins and a peppery finish. This red wine goes perfectly with as grilled meats or fresh goat cheese.
Le Ballon, Rouge, Pays d’Oc France $12
Cinsault/Grenache blends are made up of two important grape varieties from southern France and are vinified as either red or rosé wines. The two varieties have much in common; both Grenache and Cinsault are lighter bodied.
Château Aney, Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux FR 2008 $19-Half Bottle!
A classic “claret”. The final blend of the wine matches the proportions in which they are planted throughout the thirty hectares of vineyards: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. This traditional Haut Médoc is more like what you might remember of the classic Bordeaux styles of the 1960s and 1970s. Not at all cloaked in new wood or over-extracted tannins, Château Aney’s wines have finesse and balance that make them both approachable now and perfect for longer aging.
Cellar de Capçanes, Garnatxes – Slate, Montsant Spain, $23
If you thought terroir was much over-hyped, think again. Capcanes have produced four Garnacha wines from vines grown in 4 distinctly different types of soil. This one comes from SLATE rich soil which gives the wine a truly robust character and structure, with some dark, baked red fruit aromas as a result of its hotter, lower-altitude location. One of my favorite wines on the shelf.