Tasting notes, June 18, 2022; Wines for Dads (and others)

                    Happy Father’s Day!

2019 Clos des Lunes
Lunes Blanche
Bordeaux / France 
70% Semillon, 30% Sauvignon Blanc
Sourced from 35 year-old vines planted in and around Sauternes, Clos de Lunes seeks to express the minerality and power of the zone without any residual sugar present. Immediate fruit and a rich texture characterize this plush white.
2017 Willakenzie
Pinot Noir Estate
On sale for $29.99
Willamette Valley / Oregon / US
100% Pinot Noir
Round and just reaching prime maturity, the 2017 Willakenzie offers aromas of cola and spice along with ripe, red fruit flavors. The wine was aged for 17 months in a combination of new and used French oak barrels.
2017 I Pala
Cannonau Riserva
On Sale for $27.99
Sardegna / Italy
100% Cannonau
Cannonau is the Sardinian name for the Grenache varietal. The wines produced from the varietal on the island exhibit a certain wildness and spice. Pala’s Riserva bottling is particularly refined, with subtle oak influence adding texture.
2013 Beronia 
Gran Reserva
Rioja / Spain
97% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano
Aged for two years in small oak barrels, the Beronia Gran Reserva is a polished, elegantly appointed Rioja. Plum and spice notes feature prominently on both the nose and palate of this mature red.
2017 Ormes de Pez
Grand Vin Rouge
On Sale for $43.99
St Estephe / Medoc / France
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
Ormes de Pez was established in the Medoc in the 17th century. The soils here are a combination of gravel (for the Cabernet plantings) and clay (for the Merlot). A wine of elegance and age-worthiness.
2019 L’Aventure
Cote a Cote
Paso Robles / California / US
34% Grenache, 34% Mourvedre, 32% Syrah
Culled from vineyards located in the acclaimed Willow Creek District of Paso Robles, L’Aventure’s Cote a Cote offers aromas of anise and black pepper leading to a dense and savory palate.