OLD WORLD WINES FOR A NEW SEASON
This lineup (wine-up?) has it all – from a fresh and crisp Southern French rose to a delicious, complex and full bodied ‘Super Tuscan’.
Friendly, sensible for almost any budget and full of the character, vivacity and time-honored technique that are the hallmarks of good wine making, this wonderful flight should offer you the opportunity to taste a few wines that just might become part of your regular repertoire.
Trimbach Riesling ($15.99): Since 1626 with 12 generations of experience, Trimbach has become synonymous with great dry, Alsatian Riesling. With copious aromas of ginger, baking spices, white flowers, and a sleek, bright palate of stone and tropical fruits, this benchmark white is multidimensional and pairs easily with a variety of fishes and light poultry.
Il Fauno Di Arcanum ($32.99): A blend of primarily Cabernet Franc and Merlot, this exceptional “Super-Tuscan” is drinking beautifully with immediately noticeable Bordeaux-esque aromas of plum, cassis, and emerging graphite and cedar notes. A lush palate of red and black fruit, leather and a silky finish complete the show. A bargain for a 10+ year-old wine from a great wine-growing region.
Paul Mas Clos De Mures ($19.99): Inky and opaque with a heady profusion of aromas including plum, violet and boysenberry. Structured and generous on a palate painted in broad strokes of ripe dark fruit chased with garrigues and a hint of sandalwood. A lingering finish of supple tannins completes this tour de force.