WEDNESDAY NIGHT TASTE JULY 17, 2013

2011 Luminis Perdriel Malbec

2011 Luminis Perdriel Malbec

Wow, tonight’s taste is a fantastic line up of wines from non vintage to as boutique as wines come with the 2011 Luminis Perdriel Malbec at only 760 bottle production. Try all six wines this evening for only $12.75.

NV Shebang North Coast Cuvee II White Wine, California

Wonderfully floral, with anise, sage and rosemary scents, the wine has lots of nectarine and white peach on the palate, a little bit of apple and some citrus. There’s also a good dose of mineral and spice with fresh acidity

2011 Sivas-Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County, California

Aromas of lime, kiwi and white tropical fruits and just a dash of minerality. Lush fruit flavors of guava, lychee fruit and Meyer lemon flood the palate. This Sauvignon Blanc is medium-bodied yet focused, crisp and clean, with a bright refreshing finish that lingers pleasantly.

2012 Cloudberry Red Blend, California

Fresh and inviting aromas leap out of the glass reminiscent of seasonal berries.  A velvety entry offering a smattering of ripe fruit: raspberry comfit, juicy blackberry and sweet Bing cherry.  Lush and round through the core, a cranberry-like acidity connects all the parts, balanced from start to finish and lingering long.

NV Shebang Sixth Cuvee Red Wine, California

Inky purple. Assertive aromas of candied dark fruits and violet, with a peppery top note. Juicy and open-knit, offering plump blackberry and bitter cherry flavors that show a slight jamminess. An emphatically fruity blend with good finishing lift and gentle tannins.

2010 Sivas-Sonoma Pinot Noir, Sonoma County, California

Bold aromas of black raspberry, pomegranate and molasses spring forth, backed by spicy complex notes of ginger and white pepper which adds a spicy complexity. Jammy fruit flavors of boysenberry and black cherry are prominent on the palate while cedar and Belgium chocolate notes play supporting roles. This wine is big, lush and nicely balanced by moderate tannins and the slightest bit of acidity.

2011 Luminis Perdriel Single Vineyard Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

ONLY 760 bottles produced. Raspberries, blackberries, eucalyptis and spice aromas and flavors, long, smooth finish.