Daily Archives: January 19, 2013

Locations F1

Locations F1

Dave Phinney continues his Location series with F1.  The F is for France.  He has found new roots to put down and has done so with great success.  F1 is a marriage of Grenache from the Roussillon, Syrah from the Rhone, and the main red varietals from Bordeaux.  The nose is richly dark with plum, black cherry, blueberry and a […]

Locations E1

Locations E1

Dave Phinney established a strong following for his creative wine making at Orin Swift. He is now making an indelible mark in Europe with his Location series.  E is for Espana.  Tempranillo from Rioja, Garnache and Carignan from the Priorat and Carinena.  E1 has a bold nose hinting of spices, dark currants, raisin and cedar.  The palate shows a good […]

Cellars Nikiforou Moschofilero

Cellars Nikiforou Moschofilero

A classic white wine from the Peloponnese Peninsula of Greece.  Made primarily from Moschofilero and Roditis it has aromas of light lemon/lime zest, dry honey and a slightly dusky Muscat note.  On the palate the flavors are subtle with bright acidity and minerality.  A great pairing with seafoods, chicken with lemon sauce, light cheeses and salads.

San Fereolo Coste Di Riavolo

San Fereolo Coste Di Riavolo

Most people assume that Riesling and Gewurtztraminer have to be sweet.  Wrong!  This beauty from Northern Italy’s Piedmont region is very dry.  Two years ageing in the barrel on its lees and another year in the bottle before release give it a natural amber color and depth of flavor.  Its style is very much like the Alsace.  The nose has […]

Ferreiro Albarino

Ferreiro Albarino

Located in the coastal region of Rias Baixas inNorthwestern Spainthe Do Ferreiro Winery produces some of the best hand crafted Alberino found anywhere.  Crisp with good body and light floral notes this is a perfect match for seafood and other lighter foods.

Amestoi Txakolina

Amestoi Txakolina

Hailing from the Basque region of Northern Spain this wine is made from Hondarrabi Zuri and Hondarrabi Beltza.  That’s right, not exactly household words.  The wine has a light frizzante sparkle, dry minerality and floral aromas.  It comes from the coast and pairs well with seafood.  Figures.

Tetramythos

Tetramythos

Never heard of the Roditis grape?  Well you have now.  It is a Greek variety grown in the region of Patras in the Peloponnese.  The nose has hints of tropical fruit and subtle citrus.  It is very dry with well defined minerality and acidity.  Light with a faint taste of pear and green apple.  Makes a perfect aperitif and goes […]

Tallulah Como

Tallulah Como

This is a lovely Marsanne from Napa. The nose is floral and has aromas of honeysuckle and white pear.  The wine caresses the palate with a slight viscosity and flavors of white peach, pear and tropical fruits.  18 months in French oak give it enough body to stand up to any seafood and light meats.  Great turkey wine.     […]