This Wednesday Night Taste is featuring wines for Thanksgiving. These wines are all easy drinking, food friendly, family friendly wines that can be enjoyed with food or just sipping around a fireplace.
2011 Heitlinger Riesling Spatlese, Baden, Germany
Fresh citrus and peach aromas with a fine underplay of minerality. The elegant fresh and fruity body finishes with a crisp and lively acidity.
2011 Parducci Small Lot Blend Pinot Noir, California
The 2011 was a Gold Medal winner, 2013 Orange County Wine Society Wine Competition. Aged for 8 months in 30% new French oak, 70% upright redwood and stainless steel tanks. Aromas of juicy, ripe raspberries and strawberries. Full, rich berry flavors on the palate, picking up a hint of cedar on the finish.
2010 Sivas Sonoma Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast Appellation, 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.
2012 Ananto red wine, Bobal Tempranillo blend, Utiel Requena, Spain
Complex aromas to red fruits (strawberries and blackberries), good fruity expression, alive and complete. In the mouth, it is revealing for the very first moment of tasting it. It is astonishing due to its different varied hints, great intensity and a marked balance. Soft ripe tannins that blend with our sensations.
2010 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast, California
Rich black cherry flavors of Alexander Valley, blackberries aromatics of Napa with the rich tannins and Dutch chocolate notes from the volcanic Red Hills of Lake County. Oak aging has enhanced the primary fruit profile with engaging aromas reminiscent of cloves, cardamom, and dark roast coffee with hints of tobacco smoke. This wine is designed with a sense of depth, framed by mouth-coating tannins and balanced soft acidity.
2001 Mr. Blacks Small Gully Concoction VP, Barossa Valley, Australia (500ml)
This is a fortified wine that is made occasionally when the fruit is ‘just right’ A very small patch of fruit from Darren’s top blocks was selected for this wine and left to hang late into vintage until very ripe. The grapes were then partially fermented and fortified with Brandy spirit before being left to quietly mature in oak for 24 months to produce this stunning wine.
|2011 Heitlinger Riesling Spatlese, Baden, Germany||$ 1.75||$ 4.00||$ 13.00|
|2011 Parducci Small Lot Blend Pinot Noir, California||$ 1.50||$ 3.75||$ 12.00|
|2010 Sivas Sonoma Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast Appellation, California||$ 2.50||$ 6.25||$ 22.00|
|2012 Ananto red wine, Bobal Tempranillo blend, Utiel Requena, Spain||$ 1.25||$ 3.25||$ 10.00|
|2010 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast, California||$ 1.75||$ 4.50||$ 15.00|
|2001 Mr. Blacks Small Gully Concoction VP, Barossa Valley, Australia (500ml)||$ 2.75||$ 6.50||$ 23.00|