We missed JP but hope he is having a wonderful vacation. He left us with a little trip of our own. We had some really nice offerings from around the world this week at wine tasting!
- Von Winning 2014 Winnings Riesling from Pfalz, Germany – German Riesling
- Domaine Montrose 2015 Rose from the South of France – a Rose made from a blend of Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah
- 2014 Pooor Thing Grenache from Barossa Valley, Australia – 100% Grenache
- Triton Mencia from Villanueva de Campeán, Spain – 100% Mencia
#1 was a fantastic Riesling — not to dry, not to sweet. It was just right and oh so flavorful. #2 was a popular favorite and a very nice light Rose. It was hard to believe it was made from grapes known for dark rich wines. #3 had wonderful fruity notes and as such was Bushmaster’s favorite. The artwork on the label was amazing and I was able to snag an empty bottle for my collection. #4 was the big red of the day and quite enjoyable. Mencia is a new grape for me. I will need to keep an eye open for that from now on.
I opted to spend my revisits on #1 and #4. If I revisit a white, you know it’s got to be good. Aged in French oak barrels, it was no wonder that #4 ended up being my favorite of the day. But #1 wasn’t far behind.
Here’s a close up of the artwork on #3. I really love creative and beautiful wine bottles and labels!