Wine Tasting, July 3, 2021; Red, White & Rose

Red, White & Rosé

2020 AvinyoPetillant Blanc
On sale for $14.99
Penedes, Catalonia / Spain
70% Muscat de Frontignan / 20% Macabeo / 10% Xarel-lo
Avinyó Petillant is a vi d’agulla, the Catalan term for a prickly wine bottled with a little natural effervescence retained from the winemaking process. This vibrant and refreshing wine is the traditional summertime quaffer of the Penedès region of Catalonia, and it’s perfect for drinking out of a porrón.
2020 Elk Cove
Pinot Blanc On sale for $17.99
Willamette Valley / Oregon
100% Pinot Blanc
The fruit for this Pinot Blanc is all hand-harvested from estate  hillside vineyards, including Five Mountain, Mount Richmond and Estate Vineyards.
2020 Gobelsburg 
Cistercien Rosé
On sale for $15.99
Niederösterreich / Austria
Zweigelt, St. Laurent, Pinot Noir
The valley of the Danube and its side-valleys belong to the ‘Cool climate’ areas of Austria. St. Laurent and Pinot Noir grapes grown in the cooler sites of Gobelsburg and Langenlois are used for this wine.
2019 G.D. Vajra
Langhe Rosso
On sale for $13.99
Langhe, Piedmont / Italy
Composed of young vine fruit from Vaira holdings in and around the commune of Barolo. Fragrant and juicy, this is a complex red that vies for “Best Red Value” vintage after vintage.
2018 Chehalem
Pinot Noir
On sale for $25.99
Chehalem Mtn., Willamette Valley / Oregon
100% Pinot Noir
Aromatic notes of fresh blue and red fruits jump out of the glass, with subtle hints of brambly earth and spice lingering as you pull away. The palate is bright, showing fresh red fruits that are complemented by soft, silky tannins and a vibrant finish.
Saint-Damien ‘La Bouveau’
Cotes du Rhone
On sale for $15.99

Cotes-du-Rhone, Vaucluse / France 
Syrah 80 %, Cinsault 20 %
Hand harvested, de-stemmed and fermented in large old cement tanks with long maceration on skins up to 4 weeks.