TASTING :: SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
Graham Beck Brut Rose
Western Cape, Africa – $13.95
Aromas of raspberries, cherries and a few secondary whiffs of minerality. A lively mousse but fine in the mouth, with subtle red berry flavors enlivened by bright acids. Brisk on the palate, showing hints of oyster shell and fresh lavender.
Oregon – $19.95
Ripe raspberry and strawberry aromas with hints of citrus. On entry, bright acidity enlivens the palate with firm red berry fruit flavors combined with tart, dried apricot and concentrated minerality. The mid-palate is rich and expansive with fresh acidity that carries flavors of freeze-dried berries and clementine rind through the long-lasting finish.
Terradora di Paolo Aglianico
Italy – $14.95
Ruby red with violet reflections in the glass. The bouquet shows beautiful black cherry, wild blackberry and plum fruit with a spicy, toasted overtone. On the palate, soft and elegant; long in the mouth with notes of mature red fruits and displays the structure necessary for long aging.
Bodega Noemia Malbec A. Lisa, ’14
Patagonia, Argentina – $20.55
Dense violet and plum color. Dark berries, cherry and cocoa on the nose. Excellent structure with fruit notes of cherry and cassis; medium-bodied with balanced, persistent tannins.
Alexander Valley Vineyards Homestead Red, 13
California – $18.95
Dark blue fruit, cherry,firm but smooth. A bit of spice and a decent finish.