Sokol Blosser Evolution #9

An ambitious blending of 9 white grapes, the result lands, as you would expect, in the middle: slightly sweet, a touch of acidity, and various flavors contributing for a complex palate. In most stores this wine can be found as the Evolution #9, but the winery has recently decided to shorten the name to simply, Evolution. Under either name, this simple wine is good to satisfy a variety of tastes and works well with a crowd.


Chateau Tour de Graveyres '05

A well structured blend of 45% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is a good value Bordeaux. The palate is lively and dominated by blackberries. Medium bodied with flavors that open up on the way to a spicy finish.


Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon '06

This wine hits all the notes of a good cabernet sauvignon, at turns spicy, oaky with hints of berry and cassis. A blend of Napa and Sonoma Cabernet grapes the wine is clearly crafted by a gifted vintner, with cedar overtones that carry through the palate, but never dominate. Firm and well integrated tannins with layers of blackberry and cherry. The nutty, smoky character provide balance.


Sierra Cantabria Rioja Crianza '05

Medium bodied Rioja has excellent balance and depth. Aged for 15 months in French and American Oak. The nose is dark and dominated by aromas of plum, cherry and tobacco. The flavors really open up and get lighter on the palate, even bringing hints of mineralality that highlight the dark fruit. The finish is spicy and lingers enough to be compared to other great Riojas.


Vincent Delaporte Sancerre '06

Dry and crisp with excellent minerality. Straw color with good citris fruit on the nose. Near effervescence on the palate, follwed by a tautly structured medium body and ending with a tightly structured finish.


Iron Horse Vineyards Wedding Cuvee

The Wedding Cuvee has a fantastic color of pale peach generated from using primarily Pinot Noir grapes. The inviting color is backed up by a creamy full-bodied taste with hints of strawberries and apricots. This is a romantic sparkler that is well suited for a warm evening dressed to the nines. At $38 a bottle this is not to be mixed with OJ.


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