1. Le Grand St. Vincent Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2013
This energetic and lively Sauvignon Blanc evokes springtime honeysuckle and exotic tropical fruit. A pale yellow wine streaked with green, it is fleshy and fruit-forward. It's ideal for outdoor parties, too: pair this wine with shrimp, crudités, and fish.
2. Poggio Anima Uriel Grillo 2013
Been to Coquete in New Orleans? Cafe Murano on St. James Street in London? Ciao in Houston, The Robin Hood Hotel in Australia, The Spread in Norwalk, Connecticut, winner of 2014 Best New Restaurant? How about Bocca di Lupo at Picadilly Circus, winner of the 2013 Tatler Restaurant Award for "Best Wine List" in London? Well if you had been to any of these fine establishments lately, you would have seen Poggio Anima URIEL on the wine list. There's a reason why URIEL is in demand across Europe, in this country and points beyond!! This is Sicilian. This is Grillo. This is a dry white grape. This is a white wine to write home about!
Grillo, the most important white grape in Sicily is made URIEL using the vertical trellis system in sandy and clay rich soil on the western slopes of Sicily. The grape can stand the heat and wind at the vineyard sitting 1600 feet above sea level. Grillo characteristically prodcues a wine that is light and crisp rich in peach and apricot aromas and flavors. URIEL is no exception to this wine rule but it distinquishes itself with extraordinary balanced acidity and a full, round palate. With a light perfume that surrounds you, URIEL drifts beyond the table offering an all encompassing experience.
3. Haarth Malbec 2012
Made from certified organic grapes, this new Malbec has interesting notes of brown butter, black plums, blackberry jam, baking spices, toffee and dried herbs. The palate follows suit with black fruits, dark mocha coffee, savoury spices, tobacco and toffee with herbal undertones. Good concentration and length.
A wine to pair with grilled meats, hearty pastas, hard cheeses.
4. Hullabaloo Zinfandel
Hullabaloo Zin displays aromas of boysenberry, licorice and cracked pepper on the nose,with well structured flavors of wild blueberry and raspberry fruit dominating the palate and ending with a nice dash of spice on the finish. This wine will continue to age gracefully for the next 5 - 7 years.