Ep 195 - Four Wines December 2019 Edition

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Every couple of months we take a pause on our normal format and talk about four wine we’ve enjoyed recently and want to share with all of you.

Wine Recommendations

Seaglass Unoaked Chardonnay 2017 - priced around $12.

  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks, this Chardonnay did not undergo malolactic fermentation
  • Light golden color wine with aromas of pineapple, apple, white flowers and tangerines
  • It’s dry with medium plus acidity, light body and flavors similar to aromas
  • Crisp, light and refreshing wine great with light pastas, grilled fish or salads.

Perticaia Umbria Rosso IGT 2016 - priced around $15.

  • This wine is a blend of Sangiovese, Colorino, and Merlot with aromas of sour cherries with a hint of earthiness
  • It’s dry with medium plus acidity and tannins with flavors of sour cherries, earth and black tea
  • The tannins give a lovely smooth texture to the wine with a pleasant finish
  • Great food wine to pair with salami, cold cuts and pasta

Las Nietas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013 - priced around $25.

  • This wine has aromas of cherries, baking spices a hint of earth
  • It’s dry, light bodied with light tannins, medium plus acidity and flavors of cherries, red berries and rose
  • This wine is delicate but needs a little time to open up with some oxygen for the flavors to really shine
  • The new oak was perfectly done with just enough to give it some complexity but not overwhelm the wine and keep all those lovely red fruit flavors.

Les Lunes Wine Zinfandel 2016 - priced around $30.

  • From Venturi Vineyard in Mendocino County California
  • These vines were planted in 1948.
  • This wine has aromas of red fruits and baking spices
  • It’s dry with medium plus acidity and tannins and flavors of red fruits like cherries and cranberries as well as a little earth
  • This is a leaner style Zin than what you would get from other places in California like Lodi.
  • Really fresh tasting, fruit forward wine with bright acidity

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