Wine World Third Thursday November 16th, 2017 Wines:
Chapoutier Bila Haut Rose 2016 Pays d’Oc, France
Grenache, Cinsault. Light, pleasant nose, offering soft peach, mango, floral and mineral aromas. Strawberry, red currant and mineral citrus notes, a round palate that finishes dry. Superb with charcuterie and soft cheeses.
Peirano Estate Viognier 2015 Lodi California
Peaches, pineapple, and tropical fruit are complemented by the scent of lemons and ginger. Lush flavors of fresh ripe peaches, apples, pears and orange marmalade, with a hint of spice. Pork loin with apricot stuffing, chicken Kiev, rich, spicy fare.
Dr. Loosen “Dr. L” Dry Riesling 2016 Mosel Germany
Crisp, refreshing, well balanced ripeness and acidity. Dense and concentrated, but delicate and graceful. Spiced duck leg, seafood enchiladas, Lemongrass chicken, crab cakes.
Château Pilet Rouge 2014 Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux France
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc Aromas combining ripe black fruits and roasted scents. The mouth is fleshy with a dense and tannic flavor which hints of red fruits, moderate structure and tannins with a hint of spice and cedar on the lingering finish. Charcuterie, especially paté and terrines. Cold roast beef. Steak frites, Sausage with chips, Shepherd’s pie, Goat and sheep cheeses.
Ventoux Les Traverses, Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2015 Rhone Valley, France
80% Grenache, 20% Syrah deep garnet with violet hues. Its nose shows notes of tart red berries, with a final note of pepper and liquorice flavors of blood orange, raspberry, fresh pepper and wild herbs rich red berries with hints of pepper and liquorice. steak, sausages, Cassolette of black pudding with cinnamon, Steak tartare, Mignon de porc in a sweet and sour sauce.
Banfi Centine Rosso 2014 Toscana Italy
60% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon Intense ruby red. Fragrant nose, with dark fruit and floral nuances. Medium-bodied, with black cherry and plum flavors and hints of spice. roasts, game, pastas and cheese.