Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Our New Savory Selections

2008 Elderton Unoaked Chardonnay, Australia. A medium, bright wine, this clean, crips Chardonnay offers fresh melon and peach on the nose, with a subtle note of spun sugar that appears the more it breathes. It has lovely fruit flavors of sweet cantaloupe with a tangy, orange peel note too. This Chardonnay covers the palate beautifully and is wonderfully soft on the finish. ($15.99)

2007 Twenty Rows Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, CA. The grapes for this lush Cabernet Sauvignon come from two renowned vineyard sources in Napa Valley - Howell Mountain and Yountville foothills. It has penetrating aromas that begin with a presence of black currant, graphite, hints of earth and undertones of espresso. It is bright yet plush, with black cherry, blackberry, licorice, chocolate and smoke flavors, all neatly layered for complexity. This is great Napa Cab for the money. ($20.99)

2008 Weingut Rotes Haus Gemischter Satz, Austria. From Austria's capital of Vienna, this white field blend of mostly Gruner Veltliner, Weissburgunder and Riesling offers fine, fruity aromas on the nose of citrus and apple. It has a wonderfully seductive texture and is incredibly well balanced on the palate. Great length, it has a perfectly fruity but dry after taste. Rarely are we lucky enough to taste such a unique and pleasing wine, a true find. ($20.99)

2008 Domaine du Cros, Marcillac, Lo Sang del Pais, Philippe Teulier. This name is a mouth full - Whew! Made from the hearty Fer Servadou grape, or Mansois as it is known locally, Marcillac is one of those secret wines of France that holiday makers never experience. We've found even Francophiles haven't heard of this gem! We love its untamed quality - seductive, spicy and peppery with a velvety, raspberry-charged palate and grassy finish. A taste of the real France. What a fantastic bottle of wine. ($14.99)

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