Wednesday, March 4, 2009

wines for saturday march 7th tasting


Eliseo Silva 2005 Chardonnay Bottle $9.50 Case $108.00
Made by renowned winemaker Frank Roth of Tagaris Winery, these wines are an homage to the vineyard manager Eliseo Silva. They are exceptional values and proof positive that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get good wine. One would expect to pay a whole lot more for this wine, given the quality.
Tropical fruit and oak, light and refreshing, plus an appealing richness. Chewy rich apple and pear fruit with a caramel butterscotch finish. This wine is too tasty!! GOLD MEDAL PACIFIC RIM INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Domaine Ehrhart 2005 Pinot Auxerorois Bottle $13.00 Case $156.00
This 21 heactare vineyard produces certified organic wines and has been doing so for two generations. The Pinot Auxerrois grape is considered the finest clone of Pinot Blanc because it is naturally low-yielding and the smaller size berries which increase the skin to juice ratio. Pressed immediately after picking, this wine offers up intense scents of apple and peach blossoms. The mouth is round and slightly off-dry with juicy bright red-apple fruit. Bright and delicious, with a long and lingering finish, this is a terrific wine valuer.

El Cipres 2006 Malbec (replaced with a frech Langoduc) Bottle $9.50 Case $108.00
Sourced from 70 year-old vines in Maipu Mendoza, the Malbec from El Cipres is perfectly representative of this varietal
and region. Its color is an intense ruby red. On the nose, find notes of plums and raspberries accompanied by a touch of vanilla and chocolate. The wine is beautifully structured with balanced tannins for a sophisticated finish.

Domaine de Montpezat 2007 Merlot Bottle $9.50 Case $108.00
A classic and delicious French country red. Jammed with tasty notes of bright red and black fruit followed by rich spice and a touch of minerals. Smooth tannins, too. It goes down good and with just about everything!!!. Bottled un-fined and un-filtered.

Domaine de Montpezat 2007 Palombières Bottle $13.00 Case $156.00
The source of the fruit for the Palombieres bottling is a vineyard located on the edge of a small forest where many palombières, or small thatch hunting blinds, are used by the local bird hunters. The vines here were planted in the early 1970s. The grenache is vinified in tank while the mourvèdre finishes fermentation and is aged in barrels for up to one year. Offers up bold flavors of blackberries, pepper and spice, with hints of toast and earth, this big wine is complete and expressive, with complex structured flavors. 80% grenache and 20% mourvèdre..

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