September 19, 2017

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Cotuit Liquors Empire Wine and Spirits


Septbember 4*2*GO   –   White


2016 Kris Pinot Grigio, delle Venezie, Italy
This Italian Pinot Grigio shows depth of flavor in a bold, Northern Italian style. KRIS offers enticing aromas of acacia flowers, citrus, tangerine, and hints of almonds.

Critical Acclaim 2016 – Wine Advocate 88 Points
This is a highly recommended vintage of this easy-going value wine. The Kris 2016 Pinot Grigio (in a screw cap bottle) is a fresh and easy white with immediate and refreshing drinking appeal. The wine is luminous and bright, with an upfront array of fresh peach, papaya and passion fruit. It glides with silky ease over the palate and offers zesty freshness along the way. This is a good near-term option for outdoor lunches by the pool. You can’t beat that low price. Some three million bottles were produced, so you should have no problem locating this wine.

NV Gazela Vinho Verde, Northern Portugal
Literally meaning “green or young wine”, Vinho Verde is a Denominação de Origem Controlada (DOC) in Northern Portugal. Light, crisp and aromatic, you will find lemon and floral overtones which are also present on the palate. Aromatic and engaging, Gazela adds to its citrine and tropical fruit notes a lively and stimulating acidity, very well balanced by a slight touch of sugar. With a slight effervescence, this medium-dry wine is known for its high acidity and loves to be paired with food. Try with spicy curries, grilled seafood and summertime salads.

2016 Kono Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
Intense citrus and gooseberry flavors with notes of capsicum and passionfruit. A blend of fruits from the Awatere, Waihopai, and Lower Wairau Valleys gives this Sauvignon Blanc the classic Marlborough fruit burst with great palate weight and a clean, acid finish.

Critical Acclaim 2016 – Wine Enthusiast 89 Points – Best Buy
A sizable 70,000 cases of this bargain were imported, so it should be reasonably available. The citrus fruit does have a greenish tinge to it, boasting hints of passion fruit, snap pea and green onion, but they’re within the bounds of regional typicity, and bring a crisp, tart edge to the finish.

2015 Hess Collection Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California
To highlight this beautiful wine, 70% of the blend was put through Stainless fermentation to retain the fresh yellow stone fruit, citrus and pear flavors. The remaining 30% of the blend saw just a light touch of oak. Aged for 9 months in barrels and less stirred weekly for 4 months, results in a rich, complex wine that shows aromas and flavors of apple, white pear and a slight touch of tropical fruits, accented by aromas of honeysuckle.

Critical Acclaim 2015 – Wilfred Wong of 91 Points
This wine offers a pleasing balance of ripe apple and savory oak flavors. Its crisp finish pairs it well with a roast game hen.