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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]