It’s not that I have not been drinking wine lately it was just time for a change of pace…
…Let’s start it up as one should start any day, breakfast bubbles!
ANTECH – Limoux – EMOTION – $19.95France
From the original birthplace of sparkling wine in France – circa 1544. An intriguing pale color, not White, and not Rose. Fresh and delicate nonetheless a blend of predominately Chardonnay with a hint of Pinot Noir. This mixed bag of fruit, berries oranges and apples is a great way to start your day. Get it while you can!
…and for time when you just feel like a little white!
Oyster Bay – Pinot Grigio 2017 – $19.95New Zealand
Oyster Bay Chardonnay has always been one of my go to whites and never a big fan of Pinot Grigio. I must say that pinot Grigio has changed a lot in recent years. Or perhaps I have just upped the ante on selection. Fresh and fruity yet embraces you with solid texture.
Zuccardi Q – Chardonnay 2016 – $14.75
You have no doubt heard the Ikea commercial by now – “Start the car” …this Chardonnay from Tupungato in the Uco Valley in Argentina might be the best deal going in whites. Bright, crisp and as full bodied as whites get. I have been a longtime fan of the Zuccardi family of wines.
Lohr Riverstone Chardonnay – 2016 -$19.95
California – USA
Another name you can always count on to deliver quality. A delightful full bodied white from California’s Central Coast. A hint of smokiness amongst aromas of banana, mango and pineapple.
A couple of nice red wines…
San Perdro 1865 Carmenere – 2016 – $19.95Chile
Have been on a roll with good Carmenere’s lately, we can add this one to it! From the foothills of the Andean Mountains of Chile, this smooth medium to full bodied red with hints of red and black berries and a hint of spice. Keeper!
Valle Reale Montipulciano D’Abruzzo – 2006 – $23.95Italia
An oldie at 2006 certainly a goodie at 42 bucks! With oldie and goodie you anticipate nothing more than a smoothie (LOL) and smooth it is. Plenty of character, tastes of black currant, plum and red berries with a great finish! This will move quickly get it when you see it!