Here are a few hand picked selections we uncorked the week of May 21, 2017
2016 Ferraton Pere & Fils Cote du Rhone Samorens Rose, Rhone, France
This is a straightforward pretty rose with melon and citrus notes that finishes with fresh and lively mineral and stone notes. Pair with seafood or light summer fare.
Very Good | $12 | 13.5% ABV
2015 Gundlach Bundschu Estate Gewurztraminer Sonoma Coast, California
A very aromatically enticing wine leading with aromas of honeysuckle, fresh grated nutmeg and apricot nectar. The flavors continue with apricot, citrus and pear notes that lead to a crisp smooth pleasurable dry finish. Spicy Hunan or Thai cuisine will pair well, enjoy!
Excellent | $25 | 14.3% ABV
2016 Bertani Bertarose Rose, Verona, Italy
What a beauty! This is a fresh and harmonious blend of 75% Molinara and 25% Merlot showcasing notes of cherries, white flowers, and roses. She dances beautifully against a backbone of pomegranate and fresh berries; lovely acidity.
Excellent | $16 | 12.0% ABV
2016 Cline Cellars Ancient Vines Mourvèdre Rosé, Sonoma, California
This is a good summer sipper with pomegranate, watermelon and peach flavors; light and flavorful making it perfect as an aperitif or paired with light salad dishes and salmon.
Good | $17 | 13.0% ABV
2014 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California
She’s a bit shy and unpretentious with blackberry and cherry flavors that lead to a medium long, fresh finish. Pair with a grilled pork tenderloin with a sage brown-butter polenta.
Good | $58 | 14.2% ABV
2014 Felton Cellars Viognier, Paso Robles, California
This is a premier release of this Viognier with green apple and peach notes; finishes long and strong with a tinge of peach and ash. Great acidity. Pair with asparagus risotto.
Good | $21 | 14.2% ABV
2014 Force Majeure Vineyards Parabellum Red Blend, Red Mountain, Washington
The Parabellum is a blend of 61% Syrah and 39% Mourvedre with flavors of red fruits and herbs made from their estate vineyard on Red Mountain. Its young yet brooding, with sweet candied notes.
Good | $45 | 15.1% ABV
2016 Troon Riesling Red Label Whole Grape Ferment Riesling
This is a new wine from Troon—their first orange wine from Applegate Valley that is ‘skin-fermented’ giving the wine its orange color. Its result produces a weighty, full-bodied, bone dry, radical Riesling with melon flavors.
Good | $20 | 12.0% ABV