Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wine Features

Riesling, Impulse
C.H. Berres, 2005
Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

Clean, well-crafted Mosel Riesling from mature estate vineyards in Erden, Wehlen and Kinheim including ungrafted vines. ‘Impulse’ reflects the injection of energy from a new generation of winemakers in Germany. A single bottling was produced from the great 2005 vintage, displaying intense tropical fruit aromas and textural richness surrounding a core of bracing, mineral structure

"Easy-drinking, off-dry Riesling, full of summer fruit flavors and bracing acidity."
Jamal A. Rayyis, Food & Wine, Wine Guide, 2007

$7.00 / glass
$28.00 / bottle

Visit Importer Classical Wines Website


Skyline Red
Sawtooth, 2005
Snake River, Idaho

Back when the American Civil War was raging, an audacious farmer put the first vitis vinifera vines into the ground of what was later to become the state of Idaho. Now, 144 years later, Idaho has its first American Viticultural Area. The appellation offers important pluses like a phylloxera-free environment so that own-rooted vines can be used, but there are also challenges such as extremely cold winters that pose threats of winter kill.

The Skyline Red blend consists of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Syrah, 10% Merlot and 5% Primativo (Zinfandel). This wine has aromas of dark fruits, rich black berry and spice. It starts with rich dark fruit flavors that fill the mouth, supple tannins, and a beautiful long finish.

$5.00 / glass
$20.00 / bottle

Learn more about the Snake River AVA

Sawtooth Winery Website

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