Tasting notes, Wines for the Grill, June 23, 2022

                    For the Grill

2021 Von Winning
Riesling Trocken
Deidesheim / Pfalz / Germany
100% Riesling
This vibrant, refreshing and yes….dry Riesling is perfect for cooling off while you manage your fire. The Von Winning family has been producing wine for over 160 years and owns parcels in some of the most coveted vineyards in the Pfalz.
2021 Peyrassol
Commandeurs Rose
On sale for $23.99
Provence / France
40% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 15% Syrah, 10% Rolle, 5% Mourvedre
A classically styled Provence Rose, the Commandeurs offers the pale hue and subtle red fruit flavors we expect from the category. Note the inclusion of Rolle, a white grape which adds a bit of body to the wine.
2020 Elyse
C’Est si Bon

On sale for $20
California / USA
Varieties employed include Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvedre, and many others
Blended from four separate viticulture districts and composed of too many grape varieties to mention the C’Est si Bon is a joyously juicy red which is sure to enhance burgers and hot dogs
2015 Re Manfredi
Aglianico Vulture
Campania / Italy
100% Aglianico
Re Manfredi crafts this deep, mineral driven red from volcanic soils in the southern Italian region of Campania. Perhaps it is the power of suggestion or perhaps the terroir, but there is most certainly ashy, roasted character to be found here.
2012 Lassegue Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
On Sale for $47.99
Saint-Emilion / Bordeaux / France
55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2012 Château Lassègue Saint-Émilion Grand Cru possesses a deep, burly character, offering plummy fruit along with a streak of soil driven aromas and flavors.  At nearly 10 years of age, this right bank Bordeaux is just reaching maturity.
2016 Cornerstone “Benchlands’ Cabernet Sauvignon
Sale for $55.99
Napa Valley / California / US
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Culled from a combination of prime benchlands sites, the 2016 Cornerstone was aged for 20 months in 80% new French oak. Powerful and aromatic, there is an interesting licorice characteristic present.