WINE TALK 10/2!
WINES OF THE WEEK 10/2-10/8!
Broadside Chardonnay 2014
The 2014 Wild Ferment Chardonnay highlights a beautiful vintage with generous aromatics of white pineapple, wet stones and pears. The vibrantly fresh palate hints of the same, with lemon meringue, guava, and graham cracker in its creamy finish, cut with brisk acidity.
Lalalu Cabernet Franc
Paler, lighter, crisper, softer, and much more aromatic than its progeny, of red raspberries, cherries, and herbs, with a stunning perfume of violets, tobacco, and spice.
Mouthwatering acidity makes Cabernet Franc an incredibly food-friendly wine, helping to cut through the richness of fatty meat dishes. It especially shines in tandem with lamb, and its affinity for the spice cabinet allows it to pair perfectly with Chinese dishes prepared with Szechuan pepper and five-spice.
Sola Syrah 2013
Mendocino County, CA
A nice discovery at a great price. This is a spicy, bold and concentrated wine with exciting oak accents that are like earth, pepper and cardamom resting on a firm palate of rich berries, grilled meat and black pepper flavors. The fine-grained tannins add good grip to the mouthfeel. 91 points. Wine Enthusiast "Best Buy."