Elena Walch 2013 Alto Adige Gewürztraminer (SRP $20): Medium straw-gold in color, this Gewürztraminer is led by inviting and fragrant floral aromas with fresh and juicy flavors suggestive of yellow-fleshed fruit, stone fruit, exotic spice, perfumed flowers, and hints of lychee fruit and anise. It has an appealing core of refreshing acidity contrasting ripe, yet fresh, fruit flavors and a moderately rich texture. The wine finishes medium-long, clean, and dry. Overall, this is a delicious, food-friendly Gewürztraminer that effortlessly combines purity, brightness, forwardness, and depth. Region: Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy. (Other info: ABV 14.5%, stainless, aged sur lie for several months, cork enclosure.) – www.myvinespot.com
@ProtocolWine continues their eye-opening ‘Wines of the USA’ month-long program tomorrow with @McPhersonCellar 2013 “Les Copains,” a dry Rosé composed of Cinsault, Mourvedre, and Viognier from Texas High Plains –and- @WollersheimWine 2013 Domaine du Sac, a Marechal Foch and Leon Millot blend from Lake Wisconsin. Follow #winestudio tomorrow at 9PM EST and join the Twitter conversation. Both producers will be online to answer questions and talk about what’s happening in their respective corner of the wine world. Cheers! #Texas #wine #Wisconsin #wine #drinklocal
Fires lit, meats rubbed; just waiting on friends w/ sides & wine. Of course, I have more #wine to go w/ their wine.
Say we start the sipping day off with a splash of #hardcider and see where it goes from there!
Following my own Twitter advice and adopting a few bottles of #wine ( and #hardcider ). Cheers!
How cute! The backyard bully (aka Blue Jay) puts on a ‘cute face’ for the camera. #BlueJay #birds #nature #photography
Simple yet satisfying and served on a Reynolds wrap plate. Fancy, eh? Shrimp tacos and Albariño. #HappyFriday
Emeritus Hallberg Ranch 2011 Pinot Noir (SRP $42): Emeritus is owned by Brice Jones, the original founder of Sonoma-Cutrer, and specializes in crafting estate-grown, single-vineyard Pinot Noir. This is a charming and delightful, 100% dry-farmed Russian River Valley Pinot Noir with aromas of black raspberry, rhubarb, and cranberry, intermixed with a faint earthy quality and underbrush notes. In the mouth, the wine shows good depth and finesses with a streamlined texture and fresh red fruit flavors supported by a solid core of acidity that sails through the polished finish. This Pinot reflects the coolness of the vintage, but not the dampness. The dry-farmed berries produced smaller clusters and berries that achieved ideal ripeness prior to the late season rains. Overall, a wonderful bottle to have at the dinner table that also has the potential to develop some bottle complexities over time. Region: Russian River Valley, California. (Other info: ABV 13.8%, aged 10 months in French oak – 30% new, cork enclosure.) — www.myvinespot.com
Gewürztraminer in the glass, bird on the grill, and comfy summer temps. Happy #wine o’clock, friends!
Bodegas Franco-Espanolas Bordon 2004 Gran Reserva Rioja (SRP $26): Crimson red in color, this medium-bodied Rioja is composed of 80% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, 5% Mazuello, and 5% Graciano. Black cherries, blackberry, and cassis lead onto the palate alongside cedar box, dill, and trailing licorice and soft raisin-like notes. It’s well-balanced and harmonious in the mouth, with fresh, food-friendly acidity lifting mature fruit flavors over a fine, elegant texture and pleasing, medium-length finish. This wine is drinking nicely right now, has character, some bottle age, and can be found for under $20 online via @CorkExclusive. Buy now, sip now, and enjoy! Region: Rioja, Spain. (Other info: ABV: 13.5, matured 36 months in American oak barrels, cork enclosure.) – www.myvinespot.com
I’m looking forward to the second installment of Protocol Wine Studio’s “Wines of the USA” tomorrow. Featured is the 2013 Coup de Foudre Pétillant Naturel from La Garagista. This is a producer in Barnard, Vermont that grows natural wines and ciders. They also operate a farm-to-table restaurant – growing their own vegetables, fruits, herbs, etc.Tune into #winestudio (Twitter) at 9PM EST (7/15) and join the conversation. Cheers! #Vermont #sparkling #bubbly #wine #drinklocal
#HardCider Time! The best kinda apple is a fermented one :-) #LOL