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July Mixed Bag
Hess Select Chardonnay Monterey, California
Hess Family wines have always been a mainstay of quality. Some say an “un-usual” chardonnay such as the Select, is a welcome change in chardonnay. The nose is captivating with it’s honeyed vanilla sweetness and is a caramel colored delight. Plenty of oak and vanilla open to a palette of an oily sweet apple, citrus and restrained earthiness. Well balanced it starts out sweet and somehow finishes slightly sour. Affordable and refreshing. The name captures the respect. Pairs Perfectly with salmon, grilled chicken or lobster.
Daou Discovery Collection Rose Paso Robles, California
Crushing the French Rose’s with high scores in Wine Spectator and James Beard Awards and more, Daou regales us again with this beautiful and delicious pink powerhouse!
Here’s the editor’s note : “The Bottle of Pink You Need to Drink All Summer Long! From the Epic 2020 Vintage and Standard-bearer of Paso Robles. Provence-inspired, and Already Crushing the French Competition!” The 2020 vintage ushered in a year of balanced, voluptuous, powerful wines in Paso Robles, and for Daou it meant a rosé with intensity, but a remarkably balanced 13.7% abv, taking a cue from Provence. Combining 95% Grenache Noir, with a 5% splash of Sauvignon Blanc, it is silky, delivering enticing tropical and citrus notes, layered with candied cherry and tinged with vanilla and citrus peel. We’re calling it our #1 pick for poolside sipping all summer long. We can’t say much more than that except that they are 100 % correct! Pairs well with shellfish, spicy foods or fruity desserts.
Barboursville Viognier Charlottesville, Virginia
Barboursville has an eclectic line-up of some very diverse and seriously delicious wines. This beauty is no exception. Upon opening, the nose is a wave of a floral explosion laced in lemon zest! It’s not the only explosion in the bottle either. The palette ranges from honeydew and juicy cantaloupe to iced peaches and honey. The deep straw color clings to the glass as it strikes up some buttered toast and perfect acidity. It is a gem in a glass bottle. This bottle will make a splash at any party you bring it to. You may just want to keep this one at home! Pairs perfectly with Charcutier or seafood.
Rombauer Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley, California
We learned a while back, that even though Rombauer Chardonnay is infamous, the Sauvignon Blanc is the prettier sister! It has fast become one of their best sellers. With it’s almost pale color it will make any glass look better. Hints of keylime and zaffir open the palette to tree fruits such as green apple and pear. ‘If a pear fit in a glass’ some say. Then tropical fruits dance their way into the umami zone with pineapple and mango. It is delicate and delightful and a must have at any summer party or as a gift!
Pairs well with spicy foods, noodles or goat cheese.
Saracco Moscato d'Asti Piemonte, Italy
Tree fruits begin the ascent into Italian heaven! Peaches, apple and pear on the nose leads us next to the honey, minerals and stone on the palette. All of this mingles with fine bubbles that create a wonderful summer libation! Finishing the experience, the gentle bubbles dusted with lemon tart, begs for ice cream desserts, fruit or spicy appetizers.
Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Santa Margherita introduced Pinot Grigio to America in the early ‘70’s and its timeless and authentic Italian style continues to set the standard for all Pinot Grigios today. This wine is vibrant and refreshing with exceptional consistency. The nose will be delicate melon and lemon. Reminds one of honeysuckle walks through the woods. The palette is refreshingly crisp apple and pear. The almost invisible wine finishes with some stone fruit and perfect acidity. Pairs well with appetizers, mushrooms, light fare or seafood.
Barboursville Vineyards Trio
Situated on the broad, rolling plateau and foothills of the Southwest Mountains in the Virginia Piedmont, running parallel with the Blue Ridge to the west, Barboursville Vineyards' 900 acres occupy ground of sedimentary rock of volcanic origin, and separate stratifications of sandstone and conglomerates, with sloping exposures of even greater variety. From this terroir comes the best wine produced in our region, including the pre-eminent Octagon, a Merlot and Cab Franc blend.
Select any three Barboursville Vineyard bottles to create a gift box that is both regionally sourced and world-class or create your own trio box, that suits your event!
Interested in hosting an intimate wine event for a small group of friends? You can design your own wine tasting that caters to your eclectic tastes or let us come up with an intriguing lineup.
We love designing blind tastings in which you taste a series of anonymous bottles then try to guess which is which based on criteria such as price point, oaked vs. unoaked or any number of other qualities. This is a great way to get your crew laughing and talking. What the winner gets is totally up to you!