July 26, 2017

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July 4*2*GO   –   White

2016 Gérard Bertrand Cote des Roses Rosé, Languedoc-Roussillon, France – Regularly $17.99
Gérard Bertrand was born and raised in the South of France. He’s been making wine with his father, Georges, since the age of 10. The vines are ideally located in the Tautavel area, between the Mediterranean Sea and Pyrenees mountains. A soft, pale, brilliant pink with bluish tints developing over time towards more orangey nuances. The bouquet releases aromas of summer fruits, cassis and redcurrant. Floral notes of rose along with hints of grapefruit complete the picture. The finish is fresh, offering notes of candy. On the palate the impression is fresh and full, with great aromatic persistence and balance. A blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah.

2015 Zenato Pinot Grigio, Veneto, Italy – Regularly $12.99
Made from 100% Pinot Grigio grapes that are crushed and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Lemon-green in color, aromas of Key limes and white peaches complement undertones of green apples and grains of paradise. On the palate, it is smooth and refreshing with a long, pleasant finish.

Critical Acclaim 2015 – Natalie MacLean 89 Points
White grapefruit, lemongrass and lime zest on the nose and palate. Clean and crisp with white melon notes. Great aperitif. Pair it with Dover sole or fresh oysters.

2016 Oveja Negra Sauvignon Blanc-Carmenere, Chile – Regularly $9.99
Translated literally as “Black Sheep,” Oveja Negra wines intend to stand out from the flock. This refreshing wine reflects the essence of Oveja Negra by blending a red variety with a white. Silvery-green in color with aromas of tropical and citrus fruits from the Sauvignon Blanc intermingle with the herbal notes from the Carmenere. The fresh palate offers balanced acidity with fruity flavor and finish. Fresh and juicy, with straightforward flavors of berry and apple sauce. Herbal notes show on the finish.

Blend: 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Carmenere

2014 Davis Bynum Chardonnay, River West Vineyard, Russian River Valley, California – Regularly $19.99
The 2014 Davis Bynum Chardonnay has beautiful aromas of baked apple and pears, pineapple, lemon and white flowers. On the palate the wine opens up with toasty brioche and baking spices, with a lush finish that is balanced with acidity and a rich creaminess.

Critical Acclaim 2014 – Wine Advocate 91 Points
The 2014 Chardonnay River West Vineyard has an appealing struck match and savory character over a core of pineapples, guava and apricots, plus a suggestion of toasty oak. Medium-bodied, it has a lovely silkiness to the texture and plenty of tropical fruit and toasty flavors on offer in the mouth with a lively line of acid lending freshness, finishing long. Yeah, I just love finding great value wines like this that are produced in decent quantities and over-deliver on quality!