Tasting Notes: April 14, 2018…wines because its finally warm.

Broadbent Vinho Verde DOC 2017

Regular Price $11.99

Sale price $8.99

The national beverage of Portugal, this is the wine to drink all Spring & Summer. Spritzy and bright, this wine emphasizes the lemon-lime flavors of trajadura over the melon richness of loureiro. Tartly refreshing, low in alcohol and inexpensive, you should always have a bottle or 3 in the fridge.

Sidebar Sauvignon Blanc, High Valley 2016

Regular Price $22.99

Sale price $17.99

This is a cool climate Sauvignon Blanc from Lake County that is neither New Zealand or Loire Valley styled. It’s full of citrus and melon flavors and has bright, persistent acidity but is well balanced and rich without excessive and extraneous flavors.

Domaine Andre Neveu ‘Le Grand Fricambault’ Rosé, Sancerre 2016

Regular Price $24.99

Sale price $19.99

If its a white wine from Sancerre, its made of Sauvignon Blanc. However, if its a red or rosé, the grape is Pinot Noir. Always. No exceptions. And this Pinot Noir rosé is magical…bright red berry flavors with touch of cinnamon and spice finished with lip-smacking acidity. Have a second glass…

JP Brun ‘Le Rosé d’Folie’, Beaujolais 2016

Regular price: 19.99

Sale Price: $15.99

100% Gamay…delicious, fresh, round and flavorful. My favorite wine this week because it just tastes so damn good. Incredibly food friendly and versatile. Did I mention that it’s delicious?

Domaine Eugene Carrel Jongieux Gamay VV, Jura 2016

Regular Price $17.99

Sale price $13.99

To the east of Burgundy & Beaujolais lies Jura, nestled against the Jura mountains and overlooking the broad Saone Valley. This is prime grape growing land, although it’s mostly unknown outside of France, and the wines are unique. This wine, of Gamay, is case in point…it shows the signature bright red fruit of the grape but less effusively. However, the mid-palate is long and the wine finishes with impressive grip. Its lack of viscosity is more than made up by its firm structure and balance. This a great wine with nearly anything off the grill

Guimaro Vino Tinto, Ribeira Sacra 2016

Regular Price $22.99

Sale price $17.99

From multiple plots of Mencía vines with an average age of 40 years old, located in and around Amandi. The un-oaked tinto is all about immediate pleasure with pure, lush red fruits, spices, and slate-laden minerality.  A wine to pair with all kinds of foods, especially roast pork, spicy foods, any dish with a lot of Pimentón