Susanne's Wine Picks

 

 

Juan Munoz Oca the winemaker for Columbia Crest Winery.

My wine pick today comes from one of the regions included in the “Pacific Northwest, that is Washington, the second largest wine producer in the US after California. This wine was just recently released into our market, our Vintages stores, it sells for $19.95 and we all really loved it We served it at our Thanksgiving dinner, everyone loved it.It was unanimous!And here it is. The Columbia Crest Winery’s H3 Horse Heaven Hills 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon.


 

 

H3 Horse Heaven Hills, Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

This wine comes from the Columbia Valley AVA of Horse Heaven Hills, with Cabernet Sauvignon being one of the primary grape varieties grown here.The wine was full bodied, at 14.5% alcohol, it was rich and smooth, with good bright fruit, blackberries and cherry and hints of coffee and chocolate. On my “to buy again list!” for sure.

Listen to my wine review at 4:13 minutes into the show

Episode WL01-11-2015

 

For me, over these last few gorgeous warm days we enjoyed, I was drawn to my fave once again,because I know in the winter months I tend to move onto other whites a little more. My fave of course is of course Sauvignon Blanc. So this week my wine pick is the Thornbury Sauvignon Blanc 2014 $18.95 (Prod # 734798) From guess where??? Marlborough, New Zealand


 
 
For this wine the fruit comes from two vineyard areas of Marlborough, the Wairau and Awatere valleys, which sit side by side
This “dream blend” as winemaker Simon Fell calls it derives its richness and weight from the Wairau area while its finesse and minerality come from the cooler Awatere area.


  Right on Mr Fell! I really enjoyed this Sauvignon Blanc, it delivered just like you said it would, crisp, lively, zesty and delicious with intense classic citrus, passion fruit and herbal notes, definitely got my taste buds salivating for something delish to munch on with my second, third fourth sips…

Villa Maria Thornbury Sauvignon Blanc imported by Airen Imports

 

 

 

 

So for my wine pick today I enjoyed a yummy Cabernet Sauvignon last week in my backyard with a nice juicy steak. It was from Australia, from one of Australia’s greatest fine wine regions, the Margaret River, known of course for their Cabernet Sauvignon.

My find the Ring-bolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, from the Margaret River. In our market $21.95

Well worth the money, a steal of a deal actually…

Full bodied, smooth, succulent with a juicy flavor of cherries, a hint of chocolate, layered, with hints of fine oak and a lasting finish.

The name Ringbolt by the way was a ship that sank during the late 1800’s in what is now known as Ringbolt Bay, located on the southern tip of the Margaret River wine region.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

EPISODE WL 08-31-2015

 

 

 

I have a very rich, flavourful juicy, vibrant and delicious wine with tremendous power and delight and it is a white wine.

 

Clos du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay 2012

VINTAGES#: 421941 

$29.95

 This wine  was just released here in the first week in August here in our market but won’t be around for too long..

The grapes were hand harvested, whole-cluster pressed and then barrel fermented in French oak, the wine aged in the barrel “sur lie” for 9 months and then bottled.

The wine is rich, juicy, full bodied, with aromas of pear, apple and notes of vanilla and oak spice.

Flavours of more pear, hints of lemon and a touch of brioche with a lasting finish.

 

 

I rediscovered a wine that was right up my alley, as a fan of Sauvignon Blanc, I find myself once again gravitating to this citrus, fresh and delightful Sauvignon Blanc from,not a surprise New Zealand’s Most Awarded Winery, Villa Maria.
The wine is the Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc 2014 from Marlborough, this is a family owned winery that is known for being a leader in sustainability and great quality.I loved it, and I picked it up for $16.95, a good buy!
 

Listen to my wine review at 6:20 minutes into the show.

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