Ep 171 - Four Wines June 2019 Edition

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It's time for us to recommended so amazing wines we recently tasted. Cheers!!!

Hunky Dory Tangle 2016 - priced around $15.

  • This wine is a white blend of 58% Pinot Gris, 38% Gewurztraminer and 4% Riesling
  • Aromas of peaches and apricots, white flowers and a hint of lychee
  • It’s dry with medium acidity, light body and flavors similar to aromas - stonefruit, white flowers and lychee
  • Dry aromatic, light white wine for summer with enough acidity to pair with dishes like Pad Thai, curries or seafood dishes.

Unculin Bierzo Tinto 2017 - priced around $19.

  • This deep red wine has aromas of candied cherries, raspberries and strawberries almost like red licorice and dusty earth
  • It’s dry with medium plus acidity, light to medium tannins, full bodied with flavors of red fruits, black pepper, mushroom and earth
  • Very sweet smelling wine but it’s a dry, rich and more savory tasting wine

Famille Perrin Gigondas La Gille 2016 - priced around $24.

  • We received this wine as a press sample
  • From Gigondas which is one of the nine Crus in Southern Rhone area of France
  • Reds from this area are sometimes referred to as a cheaper alternative to Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Famille Perrin is one of the leading organic wine growers of the Southern Rhône Valley
  • Blend of Grenache and Syrah
  • This wine has aromas of dark fruits like black plum and blackberries as well as earth and baking spices
  • It’s a dry, full bodied wine with medium acidity and tannins with flavors of black fruits, vanilla, earth and dark coco
  • If we would have found this at a wine tasting, we would have totally purchase this.
  • Very complex, well made and great balance and harmony between those velvety tannins and acidity
  • Pair with dishes like meaty stews, braised dishes and lamb shanks, as well as burgers and sausages

Coturri Carignane 2016 - priced around $29.

  • It’s technically a blend of mostly Carignane with Syrah and Petite Sirah
  • Aromas black cherries, black plum and baking spices
  • It’s a dry, full bodied wine with medium plus acidity and tannins with flavors of black cherries, black plum, blueberries and vanilla
  • Loved the depth of fresh fruit flavors with great balance and complexity that keeps you coming back for another sip
  • Recommended Food pairings: Roasted meats. Miso glazed tofu steaks.

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