It's that time of the year when friends and family get together to celebrate the holidays, so Bill and I decided to come up with a few wine selections for the season. Although we didn't recommendany bubbly in this podcast, our default wine is sparkling, whether it be Champagne, Cava, Prosecco, Sektor domestic sparklers. A glass of bubbly always seems an appropriate way to kick off a celebration. We hope you enjoy the podcast. Cheers!
2014 Ritual Pinot Noir Casa Blanca Valley, Chile
Aromas of fresh red fruit, bing cherries and raspberries, with a good wack of vanilla, bright acidity and medium bodied. In the mouth juicyblack cherries and strawberriesIf you like a fruit forward, slightly sweet style of Pinot Noir - new world all the way - this is your wine. A definite crowd pleaser made by winemaker Rodrigo Soto formally of Benziger in Sonoma. 10,000 cs $16 - $19
2013 Lazy Day Pinot Noir - Lazy Creek Vineyards
Medium body PInot. Like the medium body with aromas of berry, plum and some licorice in the nose. Cherry, spice ,and berry on the tongue. Sustainably Farmed. $26 bottle.
2014 Tin Barn Gilsson Vineyard Zinfandel
Sourced from a 65 year old vineyard east of the town of Windsor in the Russian River Valley this Zinfandel smells like a black cherry pie with lots of vanilla and oak. In the mouth it's a fruit bomb, jammy, chewy and lip smacking good. Slick and sappy with mild tannins and a delicious, long savory finish. 20% new american oak 583 cs $25 - $29
2011 Mas Des Dames La Dame
Imported by Vintage 59 and farmed organically by Lidewij van Wilgen. AOC Coteaux Languedoc/ 20%Syrah, 50% Grenache, 30% Carignan. On the nose, blackfruit, mulberry, earth, leather and herbs. On the palate blackberry, mineral and savory with a medium length finish. $16 - $18