Highlighting just how much we actually drink..
2010 Tiefenbrunner Pinot Bianco, Alto Adige, Italy – Soft aromas of baked apple, vanilla and honey. The palate full with crisp notes of green apple, citrus and tropical fruits, honey and almond. The finish is smooth with a fresh, crisp acidity. Update: I had the 2012 at a tasting at work this weekend and it was just a yummy. A bit brighter with more fresh fruit notes.
2012 24 Knots Pinot Noir, Monterey County, California ~$15 – Aromas of black currant, strawberry and clove. The palate is light-bodied but full flavored with notes of blackberry, dark cherry, vanilla and nuts. The finish is long and smooth with pleasant but bitter tannins.
2014 Commanderie de la Bargemone, Coteaux aix en Provence, France – This Provence rosé has delicate floral aromas of strawberry, watermelon and citrus fruits. The palate is crisp and light with fresh notes of summer fruits, citrus and peach.
At work, we host a Grand Wine Tasting in the Spring and in the Fall. This Saturday was our Spring Tasting, so we had about 100 wines open and about 200 guests. I was working, but luckily was able to taste a few wonderful wines. I didn’t snap any pictures or right anything down during the event, so hopefully my memory of yesterday holds up!
Calista Pinot Noir, The Coast Range, Mendocino, Sonoma and Monterey Counties, California ~$20 – Full aromas of rose petals, coffee and cherry lead to a palate with notes of cranberry, blackberry and cherry. Hints of black tea and coffee are balanced on the long finish.
Zenato Valpolicella Ripassa, Veneto, Italy ~$30 – Jammy and rich, this red has aromas and flavors of dried fruits, plum, and spice. The palate is soft and elegant with lingering notes of licorice and black cherry.
Aruma Malbec, Argentina ~$13– A collaboration between Nicolas Catena and Lafite Rothschild, this Malbec has fresh aromas of blackberry, strawberry and raspberry. The palate is medium-bodied with notes of ripe berries, tobacco, cedar and chocolate. The firm, grippy tannins are balanced on the long elegant finish.
Stay tuned later this week for my Easter Brunch recommendations 🙂
What did you drink over the past week, something yummy I hope! What should I try next week?