Wednesday, February 27, 2008

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Winemaker’s Selection – 2007

Andeluna, Mendoza, Argentina

A nose that exhibits gorgeous aromatics of dried flowers, spice, and lychee fruit. On the palate, it has a beautiful structure and acidity. A great pairing with seafood and spicy Thai cuisine.

Torrontés is the characteristic white wine grape of Argentina. The varietal is related to the Malvasia group of grapes which originated in the Eastern Mediterranean and found their way to Atlantic islands such as Madeira. It is not known how the grape arrived in Argentina, but it seems to have been there a long time, suggesting that it was brought by Spanish colonists, quite possibly missionaries.

$5.00 / glass

$20.00 / bottle


School House - 2004

Adeleida, Paso Robles, CA

Adelaida’s primary label Syrah in 2004 came from three steep and low yielding vineyards within 10- 15 miles of the cool Pacific current. Picked as ripeness levels were peaking, the fruit underwent fermentation in open top bins using only native yeasts.

This fleshy Syrah offers deep black fruitiness and savory, gamey character. Redolent of ripe plums and roasting meat intermixed with elements of hand-rubbed English leather, the rich, mouth-filling mid palate rewards with luscious fruit concentration and a long penetrating baking spice finish.

$6 / glass

$24 / bottle

Andeluna Winery Web Page

Adelaida Winery Web Page

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