Wine Talk 4/17-4/23
2011 La Fuerza Red Blend
75% Monastrell 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
90 Points- Wine Advocate
This is a fairly new wine estate whose mission is to provide high-quality and affordable wine. This red blend certainly meets their mission! The Fuerza is the result of a hand-picked selection of the best Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon in the vineyards. Attractive garnet color, with potent aromas of blackberry jam, cinnamon and leather. The seamless palate is robust and weighty, with complex notes of dark fruit, chocolate and violets. Like most wines from Jumilla, this is a big bold red that likes to cozy up to red meats, game, charcuterie and hard cheese.
2015 Des Amis Rosé
77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 7% Malbec,
3% Petit Verdot
The Des Amis Rosé features a nose of beautiful wild strawberry, hints of watermelon and lavender notes. This is a dry style rosé, yet provides an abundance of luscious red fruit and a palate that is teeming with strawberry, tropical fruit, and wildflower honey flavors. Rich- and at the same time clean and refreshing. A beautiful rosé ready for
Spring and Summer sipping!
2014 Seaside Cellars Pinot Noir, New Zealand
90 Points- Wine Spectator
Hand selected from coastal vineyards in New Zealand. This wine is elegant with a focused, savory palate showing wonderful bittersweet chocolate and notes of dark cherries and strawberries. Fragrant, soft and flavorful, with hints of earthiness and a lingering finish.