Ep 181 - Fin du Fresne of Chamisal Vineyards and Malene Wines

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This week features our interview with Fin du Fresne the winemaker at Chamisal Vineyards and Malen Wines out of the Central Coast area of California.

Wine Recommendations - We received these wines as samples but the tasting notes and opinions are ours.

Malene Wines

2017 Rosé - priced around $22.

  • A blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Rolle, and Syrah
  • Aromas of strawberries, watermelon, minerality and a touch of flowers
  • Dry, fruity and crisp with flavors similar to aromas with a creamy texture

2018 Old Vine Rosé of Grenache - priced around $35.

  • Light salmon colored wine with aromas of red berries like strawberries and cherries as well as minerality and a touch of lavender
  • This wine is dry with medium plus acidity with flavors similar to aromas - red berries, minerality and lavender
  • Everything we want in a Rose - intensely fruity, crisp and delicious

2018 Rosé of Mourvedre - priced around $35.

  • Aromas and flavors of minerality, strawberry, watermelon and lavender
  • A dry style Rosé that is very light in aromas and flavors

Chamisal Vineyards

2017 Stainless Chardonnay - priced around $18.

  • Medium golden colored wine with aromas of pineapple, golden apples and apricots
  • it's dry with medium acidity and flavors of lemon, minerality and apricots
  • A really great options for summer - fruity, ripe, crisp wine

2017 Monterey County Chardonnay - priced around $24.

  • Light lemon color
  • aromas of toasted oak, lemon and melon
  • It's dry with medium body and acidity with flavors of lemon meringue pie, pineapple and apple
  • Rich and creamy texted wine
  • Although it's oaked and some of those flavors are there, the fruit is the star of the show

2017 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay - priced around $35.

  • Light lemon colored wine
  • a light nose of lemon, white flowers and pear
  • it's dry with medium acidity and flavors of toasted oak, pear and apple
  • Subtle aromas and flavors with a lovely creamy texture

2017 Edna Valley Pinot Noir - Priced around $45

  • Garnet colored wine with aromas of fresh cherries, a little earth and sweet baking spices
  • It's dry with medium plus acidity with flavors of cherries, earth, baking spice and a bitter note on the finish
  • very juicy, vibrant tasting wine with a fair amount of complexity.

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