Uncorked: Week of June 17, 2017

Here are a few handpicked selections we uncorked the week of June 17, 2017

2015 Siduri Arbre Vert Vineyard Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon

This is a straightforward, no nonsense Pinot gris with stone, ash, fruit and mineral notes that finishes fresh and lively. Pair with seafood or light summer fare.

Very Good | $24 | 14.2% ABV

2016 Balletto Rose of Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, California

A great porch sipper with fun flavors of lime and watermelon. Crank up the grill and enjoy your favorite picnic food with this rose!

Very Good | $18 | 14.2% ABV

2014 Balletto Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, California

Luscious, balanced and taut, this Pinot has plenty of cherry, plum and spices to go around. It would pair wonderfully with your favorite salmon dish.

Very Good | $29 | 14.8% ABV

2014 Balletto Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, California

This barrel-fermented Chardonnay is creamy and ripe with lovely pear and lemon flavors. We paired it with grilled chicken which was a delicious pairing.

Excellent | $29 | 13.3% ABV

2016 Invivo Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Juicy and zesty Sauvignon blanc with passionfruit, papaya and lemon flavors that linger to the finish. Pair with seafood dishes.

Very Good | $15 | 12.5% ABV

Francis Ford Coppola Director’s Cut Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, California

This whole cluster fermented Chardonnay is fresh, lively, bright and inviting; delicious and spiced, with good acidity and complexity.

Very Good | $23 | 13.9% ABV

2016 Concha y Toro Terrunyo Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca Valley, Chile

Fresh and balanced with expressive aromas of grapefruit and lemon, with flavors of citrus and mineral. Pairs awesomely with sushi. Enjoy!

Very Good | $20 | 13.0% ABV


About the Author:

Editor and co-founder of Enobytes.com, Pamela is a sommelier and former restaurant manager and wine buyer with Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), Court of Master Sommeliers & Center for Wine Origins certification. She has contributed to or been quoted by various publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Sommelier Journal, Vegetarian Times, VIV Magazine, UC-Berkeley Astrobiology News, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, NPR and USA Today. True to her roots, she seeks varietal and appellation integrity and is always passionate about finding the next great bottle of wine.

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