Wine Tasting February 6, ’10


Last week’s pinot grigio and pinot noir were really showing well, the hits of the day. I had ordered the pg because the label I had gotten before was out, and now I definitely like this one better. Also, the Panther Creek pinot noir sold out. so we are out there looking for more. It’s an interesting wine in that it is a blend (“cuvee”) of different vintages, probably because ’06 was a difficult year in Oregon. In any case, it was showing very well indeed, definitely the wine of the day.

TRUFFLE NOTE! Last chance to order for Valentines Day!
FOUR new truffles for your Valentine Day celebration. Order up boxes of 4 lovely truffles, boxed and beribboned by calling 758-2559 (Janice) or 758-2959 (Pat) to place your order. Deadline for ordering is February 8, Monday. Boxes are $5. each and will be available for pickup on February 13, Saturday, at the wine shop between 1:00 – 5:00 or by special arrangement. As usual, the truffles will be made of only the finest chocolate, organic cream, and real flavors…Island-made and delectable!

For no particular reason that I can think of, last weekend was in some way about Couples, as evidenced by the following little gallery…are they Cute or What?

and then there’s this, some kind of Odd Couple sharing a privat Joke and their Cheerleader…??? No wonder Mark (middle) is smiling, he is off to Argentina for three weeks on Sunday…And we all know Jerry doesn’t smile for No Reason at all but we also know he isn’t going to elaborate, you gotta figure it out for yourself…

This week’s tasting: dis one gonna be verrrry tasty!

Viento Riesling  ’07    Washington   WS89pts  $14
Bright and refreshing, with a lively mouthful of pear, grapefruit and delicately floral aromas and flavors that shoot right through the balanced, barely off-dry finish.

Savanha Pinotage-Shiraz    ’08           South Africa          $9
Forward, with cherry jam and pomegranate notes

Atalaya  ’07   Spain   WA91pts     $14
First release, blend of Monastrell & Garnacha; expressive bouquet of violets, spice box, leather, game, blueberry, and black cherry; lots of easy-going flavor, superb depth, complexity, and a 45-second finish.

OS Red   ’06     Washington               $16
Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc; nose exhibits cedar, cassis, spice box, and violets leading to a medium-bodied, smooth-textured wine with plenty of spicy fruit.

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