Fess Parker Syrah - 2017, Santa Barbara, USA
All of the fruit for this 100% Syrah are sourced from Rodney’s Vineyard located in Santa Ynez Valley. It is aged 16 months in 100% French & American oak of which 25% is new. Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, red plum, smoke, dried tobacco white pepper, black cherry and anise explode from the glass while flavors of black cherry, plum, blackberry dried herbs, dark chocolate and smoked meat coat the palate.
Gran Passione Rosso - 2018, Veneto, Italy
This wine is composed of 60% Merlot grapes and 40% Corvina, grown on small farms in the Veneto region. Possessing a rich character due in large part to its production in the appassimento method, in which the Corvino grapes are dried in the sun before pressing. It's the same way Amarone is made. This process makes for heightened aromas and flavors, and it's not usually found in wines at this price point. Oak aging adds its own touch of complexity. This very dark, ruby-colored wine gives off quite the nose - noticeable from across the room. Blackberry and black currant aromas are a delight, a pungent one, topped with notes of chocolate. Deep, dark flavors of berries and prunes define the palate, and the mouthfeel is marked by wonderful acidity and firm tannins like a cousin to Amarone.
Petite Sirene Bourdeaux Blanc - 2017, Bourdeaux, France
Produced by the winemaking team of Château Giscours in Margaux, this Petite Sirene is afresh fruity and elegant Bourdeaux ripe blended from a meticulous selection of Sémillon(40%) and Sauvignon Blanc(60%) from the best parcels of Bourdeaux. With pale green hues, this wine is radiant on both the nose and palate. Powerful aromas of citrus and exotic fruits combine with a hint of smoke. The fresh, mineral-driven mouthfeel offers appealing fruit and acidity, finishing with a remarkable aromatic persistence. This is a lovely, expressive white, full of character and perfect for every day! Delicious!