Sunday, March 19, 2006

March 2006 Posts

Ventana 2004 Monterey Gold Stripe Chardonnay $12.99

A beautiful gold hue, fitted with a moderate toast from the oak and a blast of tropical fruit aromas which are echoed across the palate. Medium body and a respectably long finish make this wine a wonderful dinner companion.

Pair this with Linguine carbonara

Hey Mambo 2004 (Sultry Red) Malbec $9.99

This deep purple colored red is round and rich with aromas and flavors of Blueberry, cherry and cranberry. Fine knit tannins on a medium bodied frame provides a luscious mouth feel and a lingering finish.

Drink with Eggplant Parmesan or Spaghetti Bolognese

Castle Rock 2003 Reserve Napa Chardonnay $13.99

Do you love rich barrel fermented and aged, full malolactic chardonnay? Try this full-blown Napa chardonnay that is packed with aromatics of nuts, honey, ripe apple and smoke. The rich flavors of melon, spice and floral notes finish up full bodied and dry.

Pairs well with Smoked Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Plungerhead Dry Creek Zinfandel $9.99

A deep red color leads your imagination into a plethora of vapors hinting at the smell of cherries, plums, pepper and brown spices. The mouthful of similar flavors will leave you satisfied and content well beyond your last swallow. Sealed with a new closure called a Zork. It will provide cork taint free wine that seals like a screw cap and pops like cork.

Drink with some braised beef ribs in a hearty barbeque sauce.

Bodegas Pedro Escudero 2004 Valdelainos Verdejo $10.99

Soured on sauvignon blanc? Played out with pinot grigio? This brilliant Spanish white is a modern styled fruit forward example with fresh, ripe melon and stone fruit aromas. Attractive floral notes and tropical fruit flavors with a crisp vivacious nature in the mouth offers a very flavorful and zesty style.

Drinks well with Caesar salad, light pasta dishes or cured meats

Vinum Cellars 2003 Phantom $15.99

A blend of old vine zinfandel, petite sirah and old vine mourvedre exuding a dark rich berry essence with hints of earth, dried plums and currants. The flavors are bold with big fruit driven presence reminiscent of boysenberry and mince meat pie. The presence of vanilla, cedar and tannins shows its history of oak but the lingering fruit finish stays in memory for a matter of minutes.

Try with BBQ ribs or shredded BBQ pork sandwiches

Ceago Vinegarden 2005 Clear Lake Kathleen’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc $17.99

Wine of the future, today! Bio-dynamically raised fruit makes this wine extra appealing. An almost green gold color with aromas of citrus, melon and fig, a note of mint and vanilla make this wine complex yet subtle. The creamy nicely balanced mouth feel is full of tropical fruit flavors and accented with a zesty, spicy clean finish.

Drink with any light fish such as Basa or Sole.

Boxcar 2004 California Syrah $19.99

An economical alternative to other Red Car products shows off a dense ruby/purple color. A savory mouthful with layers of aromas and flavors including dried raspberries, black currants, cherries and a pepper spice. Possessing wonderful concentration and tremendous texture this elegant effort is worth a try.

Drink with your favorite marinated, grilled steak

Two Hands For Love or Money 2004 Cane Cut Semillon $47.99

Liquid gold ambrosial quality dessert wine from down under! A beautiful botrytis laden honeyed wine with nuances of a fresh waxed floor and crème brulee. A full bodied wine boasting copious amount of apricot, pear and spice flavors that linger on and on and on.

Drink with Linzer Torte

A.P. Vin 2004 Ranch Ontiveros Pinot Noir $47.99

This Santa Maria pinot noir shows a dark ruby purple color and aromatics the lead ones mind towards violets, black cherry compote and summer dust. The flavors are a bit complex but overall just a smooth easy drinking mouthful of every berry leaning towards the black end of the spectrum. Textures are in balance with the level of fruit as well as the lively natural acidity finishing smooth and clean.

Drink with roast duckling or other roast game.


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