Owen Roe Pinot Gris 2017, Crawford-Beck Vineyard
From Crawford-Beck Vineyard, Owen Roe Pinot Gris 2017 is back and they've have done it again! The perfect white wine for the season is here and the refreshing aromas of lime peel, pineapple and lychee fruit swirl through the glass. A crisp mouthfeel bursts with acidity across the palate, evenly balanced with flavors of lemon cream and perfume. Drink chilled now and enjoy with oysters on the half shell, caramelized onion tart or a Crab Louie while taking in the Spring and Summer sunshine from your patio. Delicious!
Lang & Reed Chenin Blanc 2017$27.00
The 2017 Lang & Reed Chenin Blanc from Mendocino is the third vintage from the Norgard Vineyard in Mendocino County in Northern California! The inspiration remains the Loire Valley in France, where Chenin Blanc gained its fame. The source for this bottling comes from a region in Mendocino referred to as the ‘Talmage Bench.’ The vineyard, located on the east side of the Russian River in an area that has excelled in growing Chenin Blanc for many years, was planted in 1980 on a gentle, north-facing slope with excellent aspect that allows for great drainage and even ripening without too much heat accumulation. Lang & Reed 2017 Chenin Blanc – Mendocino has a white peach flash of aroma that expands to include scents of fresh apple and linden blossom. The flavors are equally expressive, with peach and stone fruit flavors and a healthy hint of honeycomb. The finish is extremely brisk with keen acidity but yet with a lingering texture that bodes well for additional complexity with some cellar time. At this stage this is a perfect wine for spring afternoons and summer evenings, paired with light cheeses and summer fare as well as opened for gatherings of good friends.
Lechtaler Pinot Grigio 2016$20.00
As the weather starts to cool, we think about wines that will accompany our heartier fall meals, including that big holiday – Thanksgiving. Here is Mr. Tom’s perfect companion – the Lechthaler Pinot Grigio 2016. From the beautiful Trentino region this 100% Pinot Grigio is also an excellent aperitif and pairs well with Mediterranean style dishes and grilled fish such as trout. The bouquet is very elegant with the typical varietal scent of Williams pear. There is a dry, harmonious taste with a good balance and a lingering fruity finish.
Bokisch Garnacha Blanc 2016, Vista Luna Vineyard$19.00
Although Markus Bokisch was raised in California, he spent his childhood summers in Spain with his family. In the Spanish tradition, he was given wine with water at meals.Little did Markus know, his tastebuds from then on were programmed towards Spanish wines. Using their Spanish connections Markus and Liz Bokisch began importing budwood and in 1999 they planted the Las Cerezas Vineyard, known as their “motherblock,” of Tempranillo, Albariño and Graciano. Garnacha Blanca, known as Grenache Blanc in France is the white berried form of Garnacha which originated in Spain’s northeast corner. It is medium bodied and aged in a small percentage of neutral white oak barrels. It is a perfect balance of fresh fruity characters such as white peaches, orange blossom and thyme combined with smooth creamy flavors of melon and apple cider. This drought friendly grape grows fabulously in California! Garnacha Blanca: Perfect summer wine. Soft & silvery on the tongue. A lovely minerality that lingers on the palate in the very best way. Enjoy with grilled scallops and asparagus and say hello to heaven! 260 cases produced.