Once in awhile, you taste a wine that really resonates with your palate. Zinfusion from Castoro Cellars did it for me. I had heard good things about this winery, and was looking forward to the opportunity to taste one of their wines. I was not disappointed.
If you enjoy Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc, this white wine from Greece might be a nice alternative and is worth a try. Skouras Moscofilero is a dry white Greek wine produced by George Skouras, owner and winemaker at Domaine Skouras. Established in 1987 the winery is located in Argolinda Valley in the southern region of Peloponnese, where the Nemea and Mantineia appellations are located.
The 2017 (13.5% alc.) is an easy to drink wine with a dark ruby red color in the glass. There are aromas of earth, spice and black fruit. The wine has a smooth taste of ripe fruits and toast, with light tannins and just the right amount of acidity.
The grape varietals used to produce this pleasant-drinking wine include Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Educated Guess 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon was purchased based on...an educated guess. I was searching for a Cabernet to serve with beef tenderloin for an upcoming dinner party. The label intrigued me and when I read that it was a Napa Cab, I decided I couldn't go wrong. I'm glad my 'educated guess' was correct - this is a great Cabernet for the price.
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.