Last week, the focus was on regions and the beautiful characteristics they imbue their wines with, so this Saturday we follow it up with a trio of wines made from three of the classic wine-grapes, with a palate cleanser in the form of a refreshing sparkler from Italy, although Glera, the grape used to make Prosecco, should be considered a ‘Modern Classic’.
Jeio Bisol Prosecco ($14.95): Fresh, fizzy, fruity and unambiguously delicious, this has all the hallmarks of a new favorite in the making. A great everyday wine that will also wow for special occasions, this bottle of bubbles belongs with you.
Bergstrom Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir ($45.99): Dark burgundy in color with a youthful violet hue at the rim of the glass. Its lovely aromatics are a sweet and savory mixture of dark fruits like blackberry, marionberry and blueberry, a dustiness resembling cigar tobacco, a rocky mineral quality, along with savory herbiness.
Whitehall Lane Merlot ($25.99): This velvety, lush, mouth-filling Merlot has aromas and flavors of blackberries and plum that are expertly balanced by oak nuances and a hint of mocha, while remaining structured and elegant as a good merlot should.