Featured Wines for March 2013Posted by Ninth Street Wine Market in Monthly Selections, Ninth Street Wine
Here are the featured wines for March 2013. Here are some descriptions from the wineries’ websites.
Bodega Elena De Mendoza Red Blend
Our 2010 Bodega Elena Red Blend makes a bold statement with its unique combination of Malbec, Syrah and Bonarda. The rich, smooth dark red fruit flavors of this blend are complemented nicely by hints of vanilla and spice. Smooth, delicate tannins lead to a lingering, velvety finish.
Justin Sauvignon Blanc
The color is starbright, with a pale straw color with green highlights. The aroma is an alluring mix of lime, grapefruit, green apple, pear, citrus flower and blackcurrant bud. The palate is balanced and clean with lemon-lime and guava on the entry, a mid-palate of white peach and passionfruit, and a touch of minerality and green apple on an amazingly crisp and refreshing finish. A perfect pairing with pear and goat cheese crostini, calamari fritti or on its own as a refreshing summer sipper.
J.Lohr Bay Mist Riesling
The 2011 Bay Mist White Riesling is a youthful, pale yellow color with enticing aromas of lychee, fuji apple, pear and apricot. The flavors are bright, echoing the aromas with the addition of tangelo and orange citrus fruit for an excellent balance of crisp acidity, luscious mouthfeel and a touch of natural carbonation from the stainless steel fermentation. -Jeff Meier, Winemaker Enjoy this as an aperitif, or pair with Pacific Rim cuisine such as Thai chicken or beef satay, or Cuban barbeque.
Coppola Diamond Collection Ivory Label Cabernet Sauvignon
For our Ivory Label Cabernet Sauvignon, we combine fruit from appellations as far north as El Dorado and as far south as Paso Robles where some of our vineyards experience diurnal temperature extremes, which slows the ripening process and enhances the rich, succulent flavors of the fruit, as well as the complexity of the palate.