2007 Almira "Los Dos" Grenache/Syrah, Spain. This electrifying blend of Old Vine Grenache and Syrah truly took us by storm, unlike any wine we've had from the area of Campo de Borja. Bold aromas of ripe raspberries,and minerals erupt from the glass while spicy raspberry fruit coats the palate with a very pleasant mineral finish. ($10.99)
2006 Dominio de Heredia Rioja, Spain. It never gets old finding wines that over deliver for the price. Rioja's Heredia is one - 100% Tempranillo from 25+ year old vines. Fine, fresh berry fruits and spices awaken the nose while the rich dark cherry fruit, smooth mouth feel and perfectly balanced palate seal the deal. ($14.99)
2007 Foris Pinot Noir, Oregon. Classic Oregon Pinot Noir. Brimming with Asian spices, sandalwood, cherries and raspberries, the aromas highlight fruit with a little oak spice playing a supporting role. The palate is well balanced, plump upon entry, with brisk acidity and fine grained tannins trailing into the finish. Delicate, delightful and delicious. ($19.99)
2008 Foris Pinot Gris, Oregon.
You're first welcomed by aromas of pear layered with tropical notes of guava and coconut. Asian spices are subtle yet evident in the nose and on the palate along with hints of cardamom and ginger. Flavors of Kiwi and melon add freshness and provide a smooth transition to a crisp, clean finish accentuated by a distinctive minerality. ($15.99)