It is only January and yet wine tasting for this month is filled with white and reds from Washington, California, German, Turkey and France. So far in the beginning of the year is slow and I hope it will continue to be rich.
I continue to have a race track where I annualize tasting variety and also to making sure I am tasting a rich diversity of wines of place. This is partly due to me asking to taste wines versus hoping something magically lands on my tasting table. Magic is not a great recipe for a diverse tasting or actually anything else.
Looking forward to see what February will bring!
Romeo & Juliet Passione Sentimento Rosso Veneto IGT ’16
This wine is 40% Merlot, 30% Corvina, and 30% Croatina and 14% ABV
Nose of early season red cherry, raspberry, cedar, clove and rose petal.
Palate of cherry coulis, fennel, black pepper, and Thyme.
Romeo & Juliet Passione Sentimento Bianco Veneto IGT ’17
This wine is 100% Garganega and 13% ABV.
Nose: Lemon curd, lemon and lime zest, almond, and flowers
Palate: Meyer Lemon peel, white stone fruit, oyster shell and almonds.
Ancient Peak Paso Robles Santa Margarita Ranch Zinfandel ’16
Nose of Tayberry, sweet cedar, suede and violets.
Palate of black cherry, bacon fat, pepper and allspice.
Cairdeas Yakima Valley Marsanne ’17
Nose of yellow/green citrus zest and peel, white nectarine, flowers and moist stones.
Palate of green citrus curd, hint of almond and white stone fruit.
Milbrandt Ancient Lakes Vineyards Chardonnay ’15
Scent of dried Heirloom apple rings, green pear, nutmeg and oyster shell
Palate of green apple, white stone fruit, almond and minute hint of freshly ground nutmeg.
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