01/23/19 Eclectic Tasting
Avissi Prosecco (NV) - dry, tart and crisp. Very clean finish for a prosecco. Veneto.
Echo Bay Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough) - very light sauvignon blanc - appears translucent and colorless because of the blue glass used to make the bottle. On the nose, heavy scents of grapefruit. On the palate, dry, with a medium mineral finish.
2017 Bieler Pere et Fils Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence Rose. Pale salmon color. a whiff of strawberry on the nose. Exceptionally dry and acidic.
Bieler Cote du Rhone Villages La Jassine. Bright ruby color, vanilla spice on the nose (new French Oak). Red cherry and berry nose, on the palate, tart plum and cherry fruit with textural tannin. Medium finish.
Dona Paula Smoked Red Blend (Cab/Malbec Argentina) - Charred oak barrels smoked with herbs lend this wine an interesting bouquet. I get the herbaceousness but little of the char or smoke. Juicy, firm tannins with long finish. Medium+ body and 14% abv.
Hope’s End Red Blend (Australia - Grenache, Shiraz and Malbec). Dark purple/garnet color. Red cherry and mocha on the nose. On the palate, juicy red fruit (fruit forward wine), firm tannin, medium+ body with a medium++ finish. Overall well integrated and an easy drinker.