Another fun tasting month of wines from Arizona to La Mancha to Ribera del Duero and back to Santa Clara Valley south of San Francisco. I am always amazed on such variation that hits my tasting table.
Please seek out these wines.
El Vínculo La Mancha Alejairén White Wine 2015
13.5% ABV, 100% Airén, $30 SRP
This grape was once the third most planted on planet earth and a lot of hectares of it planted in La Mancha–often used for making spirits and sometimes as a white wine. This wine is expresses notes of dried stone fruit, honeycomb, tea, and flowers; Palate of dried apple rings, apricot, beeswax and flowers. A very nice wine and express great possibilities of the Airén.
El Vínculo La Mancha Crianza 2013
100% Tempranillo; aged 18 months in American Oak; $19 SRP
Expressing notes of Boysenberry, cherry, crushed pepper and red rose petal. Palate of Boysenberry-Blackberry, black pepper, cinnamon and sage.
Aridus Arizona Field Blend White Wine 2017
This is a wine of Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Malvasia. 11.% ABV.
Notes of Lemon peel, stone fruit, seashells and palate of white peach, dried citrus peel, and flowers.
Lucas & Lewellen Estate Vineyards Valley View Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
14.5% ABV; 21 Months in Oak 40% new.
Nose of blackberry, dense forest, dried Bay leaf, and spice rack. Palate of raspberry-blackberry, white pepper, fresh herbs and violets. SRP $27
Leitz Rheingau Pinot Noir Rosé Brut 2017
11.5% ABV – 100% Pinot Noir.
A nicely handsome German sparkling Pinot Noir–rare to taste Pinot Noir from Germany and much rare in the sparkling form. Pale salmon colour; Nose: strawberry, sea shell, flowers and almond. Palate: mountain strawberry, almond, hibiscus, and oyster shell.
And more wine reviews to come in March – stayed tuned!
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