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B Cellars Juliana Vineyard 2012 Sauvignon Blanc (SRP $29): Delicate tropical leaning aromas give way to flavors of passion fruit, melon, citrus blossom, and peach skin. Ample in body, there is nice balance between ripeness and raciness, with lifted brightness and zesty acidity. If you do not prefer a little grassiness, herbaceousness, or fresh bell pepper in your Sauvignon Blanc, then this pure, fruit-focused style is sure to satisfy. For me, a very nice bottle to enjoy with a big bowl of mussels and fries – and don’t forget to add a little wine to the sauce! Approximately 300 cases of this wine were produced. Region: Napa Valley, California. (Other info: ABV 14.5%, six months in 100% neutral French oak, cork enclosure.) - www.myvinespot.com

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Wollersheim Winery 2013 Domaine du Sac (SRP $14): This is a very approachable, medium-bodied blend from Lake Wisconsin (AVA) that is composed of 90% Marechal Foch and 10% ‘Léon Millot – both cold hardy, early ripening grape varieties. Clear deep garnet in color, this wine offers aromas and flavors of black cherry, roasted (mixed) berries, shy wood tones, and a faint note of earth. It is textured but angular, with a charming supple character, finishing slightly tart with nice lingering acidity. Overall, a hidden-gem from a lesser known US wine region, produced from two lesser known grape varieties, that’s both pleasing and reasonably priced. If this producer can ship to you, I recommend giving this wine a swirl, sniff, and sip! (Other info: ABV 13.5%, whole berry fermentation, matured in French and American oak barrels for five months, cork enclosure.) – www.myvinespot.com

ATTN: This is one of several hand-picked hidden-gems featured in Protocol Wine Studio‘s ‘Wines of the USA’ July program. The series wraps up tomorrow with wines from Colorado (Creekside Cellars) and Virginia (Ankida Ridge). Tune into #winestudio (Twitter) at 9PM EST on 7/29 and join the conversation. Cheers!

@BCellarsWinery 2013 Rosé (SRP $26): Done in the saignée style, this medium salmon colored blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Syrah offers a bright melody of fleshy red berry fruit flavors suggestive of cranberry and raspberry with a hint of rose petal. This wine was aged in neutral barrels, which can be sensed on the back-end, finishing up with refreshing, thirst-quenching acidity. Overall, an enjoyable yet substantive rosé that can stand up to fatty fish like grilled salmon and tuna. Region: Napa Valley, California. (Other info: ABV 14.3%, matured in neutral oak barrels, saignée method, cork enclosure.) – www.myvinespot.com


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McPherson Cellars 2013 Les Copains Dry Rosé (SRP $12): A medium watermelon color, this pleasing dry rosé is composed of 55% Cinsault, 30% Mourvedre, and 15% Viognier. A vibrant core of red berry fruit fills the nose, followed by (primarily) raspberries and cherries on the palate that range from fresh-to-candied. The flavors wrap nicely around a spine of bright, citrusy acidity with a medium-length clean, slightly tart finish. This rosé is versatile, food-friendly, and synonymous with summertime sipping and outdoor grilling. It also offers very good value for money. Approximately 480 cases of this wine were produced. Region: High Plains, Texas. (Other info: ABV 12.9%, stainless, screw cap enclosure.) – www.myvinespot.com

ATTN: This is one of several hand-picked wines featured in Protocol Wine Studio‘s ‘Wines of the USA’ series. The month-long program, which has been excellent, wraps us next week with wines from Colorado (Creekside Cellars) and Virginia (Ankida Ridge). Tune into #winestudio (Twitter) at 9PM EST on 7/29 and join the conversation. Cheers!

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


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@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

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