Indian Wells, Chateau St. Michelle
Columbia Valley, Washington, 2006
This is a ripe, tropical style of Riesling, which comes
from the warm Wahluke Slope region of eastern Washington.
The 2006 Indian Wells Riesling exhibits fruit-driven aromas
of juicy pineapple and mango. The wine is rich and unctuous,
while maintaining a fresh, elegant style
that is typical of Washington state Riesling.
$8.00 / glass
$32.00 / bottle
Bloodstone, Gemtree Winery, 2003
McLaren Vale, Australia
Only 350 cases produced.
The 2003 Tempranillo yielded less than 1 ton of fruit per acre. Harvesting took place early in March (this is fall – down under) as the balance of tannin, acid, and flavor came on quickly due to the dry winter and hot summer. The 2003 Bloodstone has abundant fruit character yet a tannin structure that aged the fruit gracefully.
$7.50 / glass
$30.00 / bottle
South Austalia, 2003
A nice and simple Aussie shiraz. Still maintaining its freshness and crisp acidity. Starting to evolve a nose with some old-world funk, barnyard, and smoke.
Great pairing with duck, beef filet, or pork loin.
$6.00 / glass
$24.00 / bottle