The wine is pale pink in the glass with extremely mild aromas of pear, lemon and grass. On the palate, the wine is tart with plenty of acidity and minerality. The finish is smooth, long, dry and creamy. This California Rosé was aged in neutral oak for 3 months with weekly lees stirring. The grapes included in this wine were hand-picked from some of the oldest vines in California.
If you're looking for a refreshing summer sipper, The Y Series Viognier will hit the spot! This South Australian Viognier from Yalumba Family Vineyards is part of a collection of classics and new varietals grown in the Barossa and Eden Valleys where winemaker Louisa Rose is highly regarded for creating world recognition for Australian Viognier.
In 2007, winemaker Luis Duarte felt the time was right to make wines from his own 20-acre vineyard in Alentejo. One of his wines is Rapariga da Quinta 2015 Red. It doesn’t disappoint. First of all, I really like the label. It’s abstract and reminds me of the art of John Lennon. It tells me that something different and interesting is in the bottle and I should open it.
If you’re feeling a bit mischievous and want to try a fun wine to drink, Troublemaker might be just what you’re looking for. This Paso Robles red blend (received as a gift/14.5 alc.), has a lot going on with a bunch of flavors begging to be noticed all at once.
Autumn is the time for a chill in the air, falling leaves, ghosts and goblins, and the season to give thanks. It's also a time to switch from those refreshing white and rose wines of summer to warm, dark red wines reflective of the season. Phantom 2014 Red by Bogle (purchased $20.00/14.5% alc) is a seductive red blend that is sure to leave a warm, spicy, lingering taste in the mouth of any red wine lover.