Saturday, August 3, 2013

August Wine Club Features

Pacific Rim White Flowers

A sparkling riesling that presents beautiful floral aromatics and a clean finish, this dry sparkling wine is aged sur lie for a balanced and textured profile. White Flowers is a refreshing change from other sparkling wines.

Araldica Gavi

This white wine is pale straw in color with scents of citrus fruits (think lemons & limes). It isn’t an overly fruity wine, but has a hint of minerality and mild acidic tartness. If you are a Pinot Grigio fan, give this a try and you may have a new favorite. It’s aged in stainless steel tanks which lends itself to a refreshingly smooth lemony taste.

Tarima Monastrell

The wine begins with nice fragrant aromas of dark fruit (blackberry and blueberry) along with some excellent floral notes. It smells delicious. The wine tastes smooth with a silky texture, juicy fruit, bright acidity and lots of mineral notes including some lightly chalky tannins. It ends dry with good length and more dark fruit and minerality.

Finca La Higuera Red Blend

A big, meaty cab blend from the Maule Valley in Chile.  This wine begs to be accompanied by a steak!