August 12, 2014

News from Heights Chateau

A few bits and pieces from the last couple of weeks . . . take heart, things should pick up soon!

(back) Cooper's Creek 2013 Sauvignon Blanc @ $10.99
Crisp and refreshing, reverberating with aromas and flavors of citrus, gooseberry and passion fruit plus just a touch of herb on the lively finish, a quintessential New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
(new vintage) Waterbrook 2013 Sauvignon Blanc @ $11.99
from Washington's Columbia Valley, a refreshing palate of grapefruit, passion fruit and limeade, with hints of citrus that linger on the finish and balanced acidity
(new vintage) Segrel 2013 Albarino Blue Label @ $12.99
aromatic with hints of citrus fruit and green apple, fine and elegant on the palate with the perfect amount of acidity and a crisp and clean finish
(new vintage) Argyros 2013 Atlantis White @ $15.99
almost entirely Assyrtiko with a little Aidani and Athiri blended in, with a distinctive flavor with citrus overtones and high acidity that gives it crispness and freshness
(new vintage) Kaltern 2013 Pinot Bianco @ $16.99
a refreshingly fruity and floral white wine, with a delicate apple aroma and dry full-bodied structure
(back) Domaine St. Jacques 2008 Rully @ $23.99
a full, rich white Burgundy with good acidity, complex and powerful yet with great finesse
Antinori Guado al Tasso 2013 Vermentino @ $23.99
From coastal Tuscany, a fruit-driven, Vermentino  that is fresh and crisp, with a lingering minerality and bright fruity finish
Torrebruna 2012 Sangiovese @ $10.99
An authentic Tuscan red dominated by fruity and spicy notes
Bertani 2012 Valpolicella @ $12.99
A blend of Corvina and Rondinella with strong, lush aromas of plum, raspberry, cherry and spices, excellent structure and freshness that lead to a well-rounded and consistent finish
(back) Breca 2011 Garnacha @ $15.99
Old-vines Grenache from northern Spain, with energetic, focused flavors of dark berries and candied flowers and a late kick of peppery spices.
Cigognola 2010 Dodicidodici Barbera @ $22.99
Fruity and fragrant, balanced and elegant, with distinct impressions of correctly matured fruit
(new vintage) David Bruce 2012 Pinot Noir @ $34.99
a Sonoma Coast Pinot with flowers, ripe fruit, and spices on the nose and palate, a fine tannic structure and a long finish
Domaine St. Cyriaque 2013 Rose @ $10.99
Classic Provence rose, light in color, with aromas and flavors of ripe red fruits and bright acidity
Sierra Cantabria 2013 Rosado @ $11.99
a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Viura from Rioja, seductively perfumed, with great clarity and bright minerality highlighting its juicy red fruit flavors
Pinord NV La Nansa @ $11.99
a needle wine (slightly spritzy) from Spain, a blend of Grenache and Merlot, with aromas and flavors of fresh red fruits