|2017 El Esteco Don David Malbec Reserve||Calchaqui Valley, Argentina||100% Malbec|
#65 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2018
|2017 Hecht & Bannier Cotes du Provence Rose||Provence, France||60% Grenache, 40% Syrah|
To the firm's credit, Hecht & Bannier does a nice job distinguishing the styles of their three roses. The 2017 CdP Rose is a plump, medium-bodied effort, marked by crisp, citrusy fruit. Passion fruit and grapefruit nuances give it a zippy, refreshing finish. Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2018.
|Walter Scott X Novo Vineyard Chardonnay||Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley|
Bright aromas of green apple, lemon, baking spice, bread in the oven and waffle. There is a little more body here, a little more creaminess in the texture, and a little more seductive flavors of lemon, pear, spice, and toast. The sprightliness of the fruit, the impeccably integrated acidity, the viscous palate feel, and the remarkable finish that that demands contemplation.
Cynar is an artichoke based bittersweet liqueur known for its distinctive flavor; its taste is enriched by an infusion of 13 herbs and plants.
|No. 33 Pinot Gris||Willamette Valley, Oregon||100% Pinot Gris|
No. 33 Pinot Gris has great weight and substance, full of rich, mouth-filling passion fruit and pear flavors, balanced by gentle acidity. The finish is unusually lengthy, and it begs another glass. With refreshing yet round flavors, it pairs excellently with a wide range of dishes. At such a wallet-friendly price, this wine truly over delivers.
|Herencia Altes Garnatxa Blanca||Terra Alta, Catalonia, Spain||100% Garnacha Blanca|
There is a creamy nose and hints of pollen and honey, nicely open and expressive. It has a soft palate with a nice combination of volume and acidity, with an austere, chalky minerality. Great entry level and very good value. The full clusters were pressed and the juice fermented in stainless steel tanks where it was kept with the lees with bâttonage for a couple of months.
|Mahu Sauvignon Blanc||Casablanca Valley, Chile||100% Sauvignon Blanc|
Produced in Casablanca Valley just a few kilometers from the Pacific Ocean, Mahu Sauvignon Blanc highlights the coastal expression of Sauvignon Blanc. Cooling breezes contribute to the wines refreshing, zesty flavors of lemon, lime and passion fruit. The wine is dry and mineral driven on the finish with notes of lemon curd and grapefruit.