Here are May 2019 wine reviews:
Claiborne & Churchill Edna Valley Dry Riesling 2017 – $22 SRP
An aptly dry Riesling (I have included the back label to show the IRF scale) and to highlight this is a SIP Certified wine.
Nose of green apples, moist chalk, pear and almond. Palate of Quince, heirloom apple, beeswax and moist stones.
Pasqua 11 Minutes Rosé Trevenezie IGT 2018
This wine is a rosé of Corvina Corvina 50%, Trebbiano 25%, Syrah 15% and
Carménère 10%. 11 minutes of skin contact hence the name of the bottling. 12.5% ABV. The bottle is very interesting–squarish–reminds me a bottle from the 19th century.
Nose of fresh field strawberry, moist stone, beeswax and flowers. Palate of mountain strawberry, raspberry, crushed seashells and hint of fennel.
Castello di Amorosa Cresta di Oro Vineyard Green Valley of the Russian River Valley Rosato 2018
This wine is a rosato of Pinot Noir and coming in at 13.7% ABV. Beautiful packaging and love the wax seal–so elegant.
Nose of honeysuckle, raspberry, hint of wild fennel, and moist rocks
Palate of mountain strawberry, sweet fennel, and beeswax.
Villa San-Juliette Paso Robles Chorum Red Wine 2016 – $30
This is a Rhone-Bordeaux red wine blend. I could not locate the current tech sheet for 2016 but did find the 2014 tech sheet. So I can only guess the blend may change in terms of varietal contribution most like this is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Zinfandel, and Merlot. What do get on the nose is considerable notation of Petite Sirah both on the nose and the palate. This is a SIP Certified wine.
Nose of blackberry-boysenberry, moist red earth, sanded cedar and violets.
Palate: blueberry-boysenberry, pepper, Thyme and violets.
Breaking Bread Redwood Valley Grenache 2018 – $24.00
Nose of red cherry, cedar, suede, and red flowers. Palate of bright notes of red cherry, fennel, pepper, and Thyme.
Monte Velho Alentejano White Wine 2017
This wine is composed of Antão Vaz 40%, Roupeiro 40% and Perrum 20%.
This wine presents with a nose of fresh Meyer lemon, white stone fruit and flowers and palate of green and yellow citrus citrus, yellow peach and honeycomb.
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