The Gaucho Club Torrontes 2009 $8.95
This Torrontes has a very intense nose of lychee, apricot and violets. The balanced acidity with flavors of lychee fruit and peaches linger. Torrontes is a native grape to Argentina that has the nose similar to Gewurztraminer.
Food Pairings: Pairs well with pork, chicken, roasted vegetables, bbq or fruit salad.
Grapes: 100% Torrontes
Region: Cafayate, Argentina
Into Zin 2008 $7.95
This is a crisp, red wine with plum, blackberry and black cherry influences. Its spiciness is just the right amount to balance the fruit, so it isn’t too sweet or too dry. Pairing suggestions include steaks, lamb, hamburgers and chicken marsala.
Grapes: 100% Zinfandel
Region: Lodi, California
Van Ruiten Vineyards ‘Old Vine’ Zinfandel 2007 $16.95
Overview: After years of playing second fiddle to the so called “King” Cabernet, Zinfandel has finally become trendy, and in Lodi is the undisputed champion among champions. This Zinfandel fruit was hand selected from the first vineyard John Van Ruiten planted over 50 years ago and is among the families most prized grapes. Our 2007 Old Vine Zinfandel is packed full of blackberry, cherry and blueberry jam with barrel flavors contributing aromas of coffee, cedar, and finishing with anise.
Region: Lodi Appellation – California
Leitz ‘Eins Zwei Dry’ Riesling Trocken 2008 $14.95
Overview: This bottling comes from the Rosenberg vineyard in neighboring Geisenheim, long famed for its rose-scented Rieslings. In recent years, this site just hasn’t had a great grower working it. Johannes has leased a winery just below the vineyard to give him more space to work, and with the winery came old vines on the steepest section of this vineyard. In years to come we may once again hail the Rosenberg for the great site it is! A wonderfully dry but not mouth searing style of Riesling for those who love the delicate attributes of the noble riesling varietal but aren’t keen on any residual sugar.
Region: Rheingau – Germany