With streaks of buttery vanilla and a lip-smacking citric finish, this is not your everyday California Chardonnay. Part was fermented in oak and part in stainless steel, which gives the wine a little more restraint. It’s not overblown with fruit and the acidity begs for food, so serve it with
If you’re ever thinking you might want to be drinking more French, try this Burgundian-style chardonnay. Compared to many California chardonnays this wine is refined; in Burgundy, it would be a beautiful everyday wine. The wine has typical aromas and flavors of earth, lime, limestone with apricot on the end-palate.
Cherry pie filling and pomegranate, with a touch of cola, roil up from the glass. Fresher cherry, pomegranate, and few drops of sweet key lime flow through the palate, with asian spices and a touch of cola. The finish lingers forever. Fresh, tart, complex, and made for food, drink with
Sweet cherry and strawberry, red licorice, and rose petals all come through on the nose. A whole fruit bowl of red berries roll across the palate, from sweet strawberry to tart raspberries. Freshly-turned earth, red licorice, hints of vanilla, and even a closing touch of saline, all add to the
The nose shows black cherries, strawberries, and cream soda. The palate has red fruit that shifts, attack to finish, from sweet to biting, leading with strawberry, shifting to rhubarb, and ending with unsweetened cranberry. An underlying earth and spice, cinnamon and allspice, give it body and depth. Drink with rabbit
The AVA name "Red Mountain" sells a lot of wine in steakhouses. I learned this from master sommelier Thomas Price of Seattle's Metropolitan Grill, who says people just like the sound and will order wine from there without knowing a thing about it. "Red Mountain is probably the best AVA
One very interesting aspect of the wine tasting profession is the notion of a regional palate. The difference is clear to those who judge at competitions that use tasters from all over the world, or even just from different parts of North America, from east to west coast. There is