September 10th 2011 Wine Tasting
Each and every one of these wines pop, either by being bright and crisp, or with deep complexity constantly entertaining and jeering your palate. Please enjoy, I can't wait to pour these for you!
Manfred Breit, 2009 Riesling, Trocken, Mosel, Germany, $12.99
Yes, it's a dry Riesling, crisp and clean, lean and mean; showing light citrus fruits, flowers, and light honeyed tones throughout. And for those who are members of the chug-a-jug crowd this one's a full liter!
Gen 5, 2010 Chardonnay, Lodi, California, $14.99
Lodi, California these days is known for Zinfandel, but imagine taking all that complexity from the earth and showing it off in other varietals and blends. This Chardonnay is thick, creamy, fruit driven, a little buttery, a little oaky, and has a finish that you won't forget for at least a few minutes.
Fabrini, 2009 Sangiovese, Marche, Italy, $9.99
Rather bright and aggressive lick a vinegar with cherries, purple flowers, and a spicy flavor and mouth-feel. It's full bodied for the price, though still even enough to go with most foods - grilled Mahi-Mahi???
Sabor Real, 2008 Toro, Spain, $11.99
Tinta de Toro, or Tempranillo as we like to call it state-side, it's deep, dark, brooding, lots of dark fruit, leather, chocolate, and just a hint of nuttiness. Here is a good example of Spain making a new-world type of wine, and it's succulent.
Gen 5, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi, California, $14.99
Noticed lately it's hard to find a good California Cabernet for less than $17 or more? Well this mold breaker is bringing superb quality with great value. It's steeped, dark, meaty, a hint floral, and has that great complexity of spice from that great Lodi soil, enjoy!!!
As always thank you for your patronage,
Bruce G. Davis