Here are the wines landing on my table for a May 2018 review:
Mercat Cava Brut Nature
A lovely and inexpensive Cava Brut Nature – Brut Nature is such a loving way to enjoy sparkling wine. Aptly and appreciable dry–but not as dry as one might imagine. An optimum wine for food and I enjoy drinking without food as well.
Scent: green apple, hint of apricot, white tea and flowers
Palate: Granny Smith apple, green fig, almonds and moist stones
Black Magnolia Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015
Scent: Mountain strawberry, rose petal, stones and pepper.
Palate: strawberry, red cherry, pepper, graphite and tea.
Marques Casa Concha Peumo Carménère 2016
Scent: mix of blue/black bramble berries, evergreen forest, freshly ground pepper and suede
Palate: Blueberry, sweet spices, Thyme and black pepper.
Scent: fresh white peach, almond, moist granite and flowers
Palate: fleshy yellow peach, green apple, hint of sweet spice and almond.
Nine Hats Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
- 89% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 11% Malbec
Scent: Black cherry, rose petals, Thyme, moist earth and evergreen forest
Palate: Black cherry confit, black pepper, hoisin, and Tarragon.
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