IMG_1562What a fun wine tasting day! So much wine, so little time!! Cindy from Virginia Imports had a lovely selection. Here is the list from our tasting –

Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc 2014 is refreshing and crisp with a nice minerality and bright acidity. Flavors hint of citrus and white grapefruit. Delicious!

Jadot Chablis is not the Chablis you drank when you were in your twenties!! This wine is bright, has wonderful acidity with a hint of fresh tropicals.  It is a wine that would go well with fresh goat cheese or soft cheeses of any kind, or on its own!

Caposaldo Prosecco is lovely! It has a fruity, citrusy aroma with a soft, round mouth feel. Nice acidity and a full-bodied flavor finish. This Prosecco would be wonderful with appetizers AND throughout dinner. Pair it with light cheeses, fish, light pastas, and desserts

Guenoc Petite Sirah 2013 is a big, full wine with bright fruit-forward notes of blueberry and a whisper of vanilla. Blueberry and red berry flavors explode on the palate with a soft velvety finish. This would be great with red meats, or Italian sausage.

Ferrari-Carano Pinot Noir 2013 This 100% Pinot Noir has bright plum and black cherry aromas. Flavors include cranberry, vanilla, and caramel. Elegant body with soft tannins. Serve with salmon or light meats.

Farrari-Carano Merlot 2013 is such a velvety, lush wine with plum, blueberry, and cocoa
aromas. Flavors hint of black, cherry, smoked caramel and toasty vanilla. This Merlot has a soft, elegant finish.

Coup de Grace Red has floral/herbal nose. The mouth feel is thick, velvety, and sumptuously flavorful. Technically coup de grâce means putting someone out of his/her misery, in a most violent fashion – obviously there is a double meaning here when it comes to this wine.

 

Etude Cabernet Sauvignon has an amazing dark rich color. Warm red cherry, plum aromas dominate, with a whisper of graphite. Hints of toasted oak, espresso, and dark chocolate round out the flavor profile. This Cabernet Sauvignon is refined and elegant, with a rich mouth feel and vibrant finish.  Unfortunately, it is not found in most grocery stores and definitely garners a much high price point – but definitely worth the extra cost if you are planning a special dinner.