Wine Bytes of the Week

Here are a few short mini reviews of some of the wines we’ve tasted this week.

2011 Attems Venezia Giulia Pinot Grigio
A light bodied Pinot Grigio with nice notes of mineral, lime and pear. Finishes clean and dry. Rating: 88 | $19 | 13.0% ABV 

2009 Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz
Traditional fruitcake & spices from this region with dark & spicy undertones of plum & black pepper. Rating: 89 | $17

2010 Treana Mer Soleil Vineyard Central Coast Marsanne-Viognier
A pleasant blend of 50% Marsanne, 50% Viognier with aromas and flavors of apricot, orange and peach. Finishes long and smooth. Nice! 6,700 case production. Rating: 88 | $23| 14.5% ABV

2010 Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Eden Valley Riesling
Green apple, lemon lime, light bodied with good acidity, finishing w/a tinge of minerality. Rating: 86 | $16

2010 Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon
Round, soft and balanced with a good amount of plum and black fruits to carry it through the medium-long finish. Rating: 88 | $20

2011 Paul Dolan Vineyards Mendocino Sauvignon Blanc
Grapefruit, peach and kiwi flavors finish medium-long with bright citrus notes. 100% organically grown grapes; 2,835 case production. Rating: 87 | $18 | 13.5% ABV