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Weekly Wine Show is a podcast dedicated to elevating your enjoyment of wine! If you’re curious about wine or just want to enjoy wine more, we invite you to join us on our journey to learn more about wine and how to enjoy it.

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Weekly Wine Show is a podcast dedicated to elevating your enjoyment of wine! If you’re curious about wine or just want to enjoy wine more, we invite you to join us on our journey to learn more about wine and how to enjoy it.

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I really enjoy this podcast! Great for those interested in learning more about wine.

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Great to be able to swoop in a grab an understanding of particular wines.

iTunes Ratings

59 Ratings
Average Ratings
45
4
4
2
4

Average wine lover

By Tina Peterson - Oct 29 2016
Read more
I really enjoy this podcast! Great for those interested in learning more about wine.

Really Helpful

By Chair Pilot - Oct 26 2016
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Great to be able to swoop in a grab an understanding of particular wines.
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Rank #1: Ep 122 - Summer Wines - Canned Wines

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We continue our summer wines series. Since it’s well into summer, we thought it was a good time to take about the new trend of canned wines. When picking wine to sample for this episode, we only purchased canned wine that was strictly wine. We decided to just stick with straight wine so we could make a fair comparison to other wines.

Wine Recommendations

Tangent Sauvignon Blanc 2016

  • Nose of white grapefruit, lime, arugula and a hint of dry hay
  • It’s dry with medium plus acidity, light bodied with flavors of white grapefruit, lime zest and dry hay
  • It’s crisp, light and refreshing - great for light dishes like salads, light cheeses and hot days on the patio
  • Priced around $7 for a 375ml can which comes out to be $14 for a bottle of wine
  • You can purchase this wine here

Alloy Everyday Rose NV

  • This wine has a nose of wet rock and strawberries
  • It’s dry, light bodied, medium acidity with flavors of strawberries and cream and grapefruit
  • It’s light and fresh tasting, perfect to chill for the patio
  • Priced around $9 for 375ml which come out to $18 for a bottle, you can also buy a four pack of this wine for $30 which is a little over 2.5 bottles
  • You can purchase a four pack of wine here

Underwood Pinot Noir NV by Union Wine Company

  • This wine has a nose of cherry, raspberry with a hint of dusty earth and dried oregano
  • It’s dry with medium acidity and light body with flavors of cherry, raspberries, dried oregano, black olives and a hint of earth
  • It’s fruity but tastes more savory and it doesn’t has as much acidity as I thought but still enough to pair on it’s own
  • Although it’s a red still light enough to pair with you favorite summer dish and warm weather
  • Priced around $7 for 375ml which comes out to $14 for a bottle
  • You can purcahse this wine here 

The Drop Red Wine NV

  • Blend of Zinfandel,  Petite Sirah, Syrah
  • It’s dry, full bodied, with medium plus acidity and medium tannins and flavors of blackberries, blueberries, and mushrooms
  • Fruit is there but this wine is so savory so this is your fatty, meat grilling wine
  • Priced around $5 for a 250ml can which comes out to $15
  • You can purchase this wine here

Jul 04 2018

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Rank #2: Ep 093 - Welcome to Willamette Valley

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We are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to interview several producers from Willamette Valley in Oregon. So over the next handful of episodes we will be share those interviews and some great wines with our listeners.

This is all thanks to Carl Giavanti from Carl Giavanti Consulting who we met at last year’s Wine Bloggers Conference in Lodi, CA who connected us to these producers and provided us with an opportunity to sample their wines.

If you are a long time listener you know we’ve done a few interviews in the past and it’s been a goal of ours to feature more interviews on this show. We are always interested in learning why people decide to get into the wine business and learn more about this journey and what inspires them. But before we start those episodes, we wanted to release this episode to give our listeners a short introduction to Willamette Valley.

We’re coming up to our 100th episode and to celebrate, we want to make you part of the show! Call into our new voicemail and tell us how the podcast has impacted you, or a short, fun story from your wine journey, or something you’ve learned about wine that’s made a difference for you. The number to call is 937-889-WINE (937-889-9463).  If you can’t leave a voicemail you are welcome to email us at weeklywineshow@gmail.com.

Sources: Willamette Wines

Wikipedia

Wine Folly

Dec 13 2017

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Rank #3: Ep 089 - Napa Valley

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Recently we attended the annual wine bloggers conference which allowed us to spend some time in Sonoma and Napa Valley. These next few episodes will cover some of the information we learned as well as some of the wines we sampled.

This week we discuss:

  • Where is Napa Valley?
  • Wine production and impact
  • Climate and geography
  • Grapes grown and why the focus on Cab?
  • What to expect from Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabinet Sauvignon

Wines and Wineries featured in this episode

Chardonnay:

Merlot

Cabinet Sauvignon

Unusually Napa Valley wine varieties

A big thanks to Napa Valley Vintners, Castello di Amorosa and Las Alcobas for hosting us as well as all of the wineries who shared their wine with us!

We’re coming up to our 100th episode and to celebrate, we want to make you part of the show! Call into our new voicemail and tell us how the podcast has impacted you, or a short, fun story from your wine journey, or something you’ve learned about wine that’s made a difference for you. The number to call is 937-889-WINE (937-889-9463).

Nov 15 2017

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Rank #4: Ep 140 - Rioja and Bodegas LAN

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This week we are talking about Rioja and Bodegas LAN. We talked about Rioja way back in episode 26 of the podcast. We were recently sent some wine from LAN and Thursday, November 8, 2018 just happens to be International Tempranillo Day so we thought it was a great time to revisit Rioja and learn more about Bodegas LAN and talk about their wines.

Wine Recommendations -  These were sent to us by the good people at Bodegas LAN

LAN Crianza 2014 - priced around $14. 

  • Nose: red cherries, raspberries, spice and dust
  • Dry with medium acidity and tannins with flavors similar to aromas with a hint of cedar on the finish
  • We thought this wine was a great balance of tannins and acid.
  • The Fruit and acid makes this wine very lively  but has other complex aromas and flavors going on like the cedar and spice.
  • Very tasty, approachable wine, this is solid traditional Crianza
  • You can purchase this wine here 

LAN Viña Lanciano Reserva 2011 - priced around $30. 

  • Nose: black cherries, blueberries, vanilla and baking spice
  • It’s dry with medium acidity and medium plus tannins with flavors of cherries, blueberries, and wood - the oak is definitely there but fruity and the tannins are smooth
  • This wine has deep/intense aromas and flavors with a beautiful long finish
  • Even with its age there is still some fresh fruit flavors and could continue to improve with age
  • There is definitely a finesse to this wine
  • You can purchase this wine here

LAN Edición Limitada 2015 - priced around $50. 

  • Nose: black cherries, blueberries, dusty earth and a hint of spice
  • It’s dry with medium plus acidity, medium tannins and flavors of black cherries, blueberries, and a hint of bitterness on the finish like cedar or wood
  • All the care taken to make this wine really shows
  • The texture created from the lees and the fermentation is incredible - the tannins and silky smooth
  • Also wonderful, fresh fruit flavors
  • This wine could probably age until at least 2025 where it will continue to develop its complexity
  • You can purchase this wine here 

Nov 07 2018

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Rank #5: Ep 101 - Sauternes and Noble Rot

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This week starts a series on dessert wines and this episode we are talking about Sauternes. Sauternes is a sweet white wine from a region in Bordeaux by the same name. A while back, we did a two part episode on Bordeaux. Those episodes talked about history of wine in the area, classification system and climate and geography.

Check out our previous episodes on Bordeaux:

In this episode we discuss:

  • What is Sauternes and where does it come from?
  • Noble Rot - it sounds gross but it’s cool
  • Why are botrytized or Noble rot wines so expensive?
  • When did Bordeaux start making this wine?
  • What to expect from Sauternes?
  • Food pairings

Wine Recommendations:

Chateau Tuyttens 2011 - Priced around $25.This wine is a deep golden color with aromas of dried apricots or apricot skins and honey. It’s has medium to medium plus acidity, it’s very full bodied with flavors of candied peach, honey, almond and a bit of funk from the botrytis. It’s delicious and very sweet but not cloying.

Find out where you can purchase this wine here

Chateau Doisy-Vedrines 2011 - Priced around $25. Also deep golden color with aromas of apricot, honey and light peach. It has medium acidity, full bodied with flavors of honey, intense apricot, light peach and almond. This wine tastes decadent and both of these wines has similar aromas and flavors but different in which aromas show through stronger.

Purchase this wine from Total Wine here

Feb 07 2018

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Rank #6: Ep 151 - Super Tuscans

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This week we are talking about Super Tuscan wine. Super Tuscans come from as the name suggests, the Tuscany region of Italy which is located in central Italy. “Super Tuscan” is a term used to describe red wines from Tuscany that may include the use of non-indigenous grapes, particularly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

Wine Recommendations

Tenuta Monteti Caburnio 2010 - priced around $21.

  • 55 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Alicante Bouschet, 15 % Merlot, 5 % Cabernet Franc, 5 % Petit Verdot
  • Nose: Dark fruit - blackberries, black currant, black plums, floral (like lavender and rose)
  • Dry, full body, medium plus acidity and smooth, soft medium level tannins
  • Flavors: dark fruit, vanilla, touch of rose and lavender
  • You can tell this wine has spent some time in oak and in the bottle - soft edges but still quite a bit of acidity so probably would be great with even more age
  • We were not expecting the floral component - we feel this is a bit of French influence showing.
  • This wine is complex and structured, can stand up to food or good for sipping on its own

Toccata Classico 2015 - priced around $29.

  • This wine was given to us as a sample
  • The grapes in this blend are 50% Sangiovese, 30% Cab Sav, 5% Merlot, 5% Freisa, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cab Franc 
  • Nose: sweet & smokey BBQ ribs, ripe black cherries and blackberries, vanilla
  • Dry, full body, medium tannins, medium plus acidity
  • Flavors similar to aromas, plus black plum
  • This is an intense wine that needs food with big flavors and/or a bit of fat. Most people will probably want food with it.
  • This one could also age a bit longer, especially if you want to accentuate those umami flavors.

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Jan 25 2019

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Rank #7: Ep 133 - Croatia

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This week we dive into Croatia and Croatian wines. This area of the world has a long wine history so we give you a short introduction as well as some awesome wine recommendations. We hope you enjoy this episode!

Wine Recommendations

Vina Skaramuča Plavac 2016 - priced around $17. 

  • Aromas of black fruit, black Pepper, leather, dust
  • Medium acidity, med+ tannins
  • Flavors of Black fruit, herbs, earth
  • Fruity and inviting nose, good texture, and complexity of flavor
  • Enough acidity to go with food but approachable on its own too
  • You can purchase this wine here

Piližota Plavina 2016 - priced around $16. 

  • North Dalmatia controlled wine region
  • 100% Plavina
  • Nose of cherries, dust, raspberries, dried sage and oregano
  • Medium acidity, med- tannins, medium minus body
  • Flavors of cherries, earth, hints of chocolate and dried lavender
  • This wine reminds us of a pinot noir - similar texture and crowd pleaser, but the nose is fruitier than the taste
  • You can purchase this wine here

Zlatan Plavac Šibenik 2011 - priced around $22.

  • Nose of black cherries, black plum, black pepper
  • Medium tannins and acidity
  • Flavors of Black fruit, a hint of black pepper with notes of dried herbs and smoke on the finish
  • Very fruity on the nose and juicy ripe fruit flavors like biting into a ripe cherry or plum
  • You can purchase this wine here

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Sep 19 2018

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Rank #8: Ep 039 - Bordeaux Reds and the 1855 Classé

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Since Bordeaux is the largest wine region in France and there is so much history to this great region, we decided to split our coverage of this topic into two episodes. Check out last week's episode first before diving into part two. This week we cover the 1855 Classification, Claret wine, grapes that make up red Bordeaux wine, classifications of Bordeaux wine, and dominant flavors and food pairings for red Bordeaux.

Nov 30 2016

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Rank #9: Ep 058 - Red Burgundy

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Burgundy is all about two grapes: pinot noir and chardonnay, which is the only aspect of Burgundy that is simple. Everything else can be complex and confusing to the average wine lover but we are using the next two episodes to break down some of that confusion. Burgundy has such a long history of wine and vine cultivation so we are only going to scratch the surface. We hope you enjoy this episode.

In this week's episode we discuss:

  • Early history of Burgundy wine
  • Climate, Geography and grapes
  • Red Burgundy flavor characteristics
  • Red Burgundy food pairings

Apr 12 2017

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Rank #10: Ep 193 - Tokaji

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This week we are talking about Tokaji wine region in northeast Hungary.

Wine Recommendations

Kiralyudvar Pezsgő Henye Sparkling 2015 - priced around $29.

  • Medium golden colored wine 
  • Aromas of golden apples, pears and fresh baked bread
  • It’s dry with medium plus to high acidity with flavors of lime pith, toast and apple
  • Great with a double cream brie cheese
  • Crisp, fruity and bready and even with some age still have quite a bit of acidity

Megyer Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos 2013 - priced around $50.

  • Winery Direct selection from Total Wine
  • Deep gold hue with aromas of golden raisins, honey, dried apricots and dry hay
  • This is a very sweet wine with flavors similar to aromas 
  • This is a real treat and great with buttermilk blue cheese or a great dessert on it’s own

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Nov 15 2019

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Rank #11: Ep 110 - Oregon Wine Country Stories: Decoding the Grape

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Recently, I had the pleasure of chatting with Ken Friedenreich the author of the new book, “Oregon Wine Country Stories, Decoding the Grape.”

Before I interviewed Ken, I had a chance to read his book and I loved it. No matter where you are in your wine journey, it's a great read and I highly recommend it.

You can learn more about the book here

Ready to buy the book? Click here to order from Amazon and you won't even have to leave your house.

Apr 11 2018

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Rank #12: Ep 038 - Bordeaux and Aquitaine

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In this episode, we discuss Bordeaux as the one of the largest of most prestigious wine region in the world, about the geography and climate and how it affects the wine, the early history of Bordeaux, the importance of Bordeaux to Britain, and white Bordeaux: grapes, styles, flavor characteristics and food pairings.

Nov 23 2016

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Rank #13: Ep 068 - Soave

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Once one of Italy’s most famous white wines, Soave has had its ups and downs, and can now be a little tough to find. Fortunately, there are some great Soave out there if you’re willing to look. Mostly made from the Garganega grape, Soave dedicates 20,00 vines to this once popular wine.

This week's episode we discuss:

  • Where is Soave?
  • Why is Soave the perfect place to grow Garganega?
  • Soave's bad reputation and what they are doing to overcome it
  • Wine styles, flavor characteristics, and food pairings

Jun 21 2017

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Rank #14: Ep 166 - Greece Intro and Wine History

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This week kicks off a series of episode exploring Greece. This episode is an introduction to Greece and Greek wine history. In the following weeks, we will dive into some of the major wine areas of Greece.

Source for this episode:

Book: The Oxford Companion to Wine

May 10 2019

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Rank #15: Ep 031 - Côtes du Rhône

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In this episode, we discuss Côtes du Rhône AOC and red wine it produces, history of wine in the Rhône region, differences between north and south Rhône, Côtes du Rhône classifications and food pairings

Oct 05 2016

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Rank #16: Ep 102 - Sherry

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This week's episode is all about Sherry. Sherry is a fortified wine made from white grapes and produced in a small region in South West Spain. We talked about another type of fortified wine, Port, back in episode 42. If you are interested in listening to that episode click here

In this episode we discuss:

Dry Styles of Sherry: Light to Heavy

  • Fino
  • Manzanilla
  • Amontillado
  • Oloroso

Sweet Styles:

  • Pedro Ximénez (PX) or Moscatel
  • Cream

Wine Recommendations:

  • Lustau Rare Amontillado Escuadrilla - priced around $30.
    • Beautiful amber color with 18.5% ABV
    • Average age is 12 years old
    • Aromas of burnt sugar or caramel, orange rind, kalamata olives and hazelnuts
    • It’s dry with medium plus acidity with flavors of intense hazelnuts, soy sauce, mushrooms, coffee and oak on the finish
    • This wine is very savory and salty with long complex finish that keeps going
    • It’s not like any other wine we’ve had before
    • Serve slightly chilled, 55-57F

  • Cesar Florido Moscatel Especial - priced $14 for 375ml bottle. 
    • Truly a dessert wine using the Moscatel grape and 17.5% ABV
    • Nose of buttered pecan, brown sugar, vanilla and herbal liqueur
    • It's sweet but not too sweet, full bodied with medium acidity and flavors of pecans, stewed prunes and orange peel
    • Long finish and the flavors come in stages and lingers long after the wine is consumed
    • Like a warm hug, perfect for a cold, winter day

Feb 14 2018

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Rank #17: Ep 085 - Mendocino County

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This week we explore Mendocino County, California. Mendocino County is an appellation that makes wine from grapes grown mostly in Mendocino County, California and is a part of the larger North Coast AVA to the west of Lake County . Mendocino County is huge covering 2.4 million acres and almost 19,000 acres have is grapevines, which accounts for about 1% of the land use in the county.

In this week's episode we discuss:

  • History of wine in the region
  • AVAs of Mendocino County
  • What makes this place so special (aka climate)
  • Grapes grown

Wine Recommendations

Roederer Estate Brut NV - priced around $24. This wine was aged a minimum of two years on the yeast and that aging is apparent in the nose with aromas of toast, pear, minerality and golden delicious apples. It has medium plus acidity so it's a great pairing with food like sushi, cheese, appetizers or potato chips (one of our favorite pairings). It’s light, clean and crisp with flavors of green apple skins, lime and white lily. It was amazing and sadly, we only purchased one bottle.

Toad Hollow Vineyards Chardonnay 2016 - priced around $14. This is 100% unoaked Chardonnay with a very light nose of melon like honeydew, mango and some minerality. It has a medium acidity and medium bodied with flavors of melon, mango and green apple skins. This wine isn’t the CA Chardonnay style that we’ve come to expect but it’s also not Burgundy, it’s kind of it’s own thing. We thought it was light and crisp, with a pleasant finish - inviting you to sip this wine over and over again.

If you tuned into the news, you know about the fires devastating parts of the North Coast including areas of Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino County. The Community Foundation of Mendocino County has set up a fund to provide disaster relief and recovery services in the aftermath of the wildfire that is affecting that part of California. You can go to their website to donate.

Oct 18 2017

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Rank #18: Ep 157 - Alexander Valley

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This week we are talking about Alexander Valley AVA.  Alexander Valley AVA is a Californian American Viticultural Area located in the northern end of Sonoma County. It is the largest and most fully planted wine region in Sonoma with 14,449 acres of vines out of 32,536 acres of land.

Wine Recommendations

Alexander Valley Vineyards Rose 2017 - priced around $15.

  • Bright pink rose wine with aromas of strawberries, watermelon, raspberries and minerality
  • It’s dry, unoaked style rose that has a light body, medium plus acidity with flavors similar to aromas - strawberries, watermelon and minerality
  • Love the intense aromas and flavors
  • This is everything I want in a rose - crisp, fruity, refreshing, takes my mind to summertime

Broc Cellars Carignan 2013 - priced around $30.

  • Red wine with aromas of cran-cherries, cloves and dusty earth
  • It’s dry with medium acidity, tannins and body with flavors of cherries, mint and leather
  • Very approachable, interesting, unique wine - not a lot of old vine Carignan out there in California

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Mar 08 2019

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Rank #19: Ep 195 - Four Wines December 2019 Edition

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Every couple of months we take a pause on our normal format and talk about four wine we’ve enjoyed recently and want to share with all of you. 

Wine Recommendations

Seaglass Unoaked Chardonnay 2017 - priced around $12.

  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks, this Chardonnay did not undergo malolactic fermentation
  • Light golden color wine with aromas of pineapple, apple, white flowers and tangerines
  • It’s dry with medium plus acidity, light body and flavors similar to aromas
  • Crisp, light and refreshing wine great with light pastas, grilled fish or salads.

Perticaia Umbria Rosso IGT 2016 - priced around $15.

  • This wine is a blend of Sangiovese, Colorino, and Merlot with aromas of sour cherries with a hint of earthiness
  • It’s dry with medium plus acidity and tannins with flavors of sour cherries, earth and black tea
  • The tannins give a lovely smooth texture to the wine with a pleasant finish
  • Great food wine to pair with salami, cold cuts and pasta

Las Nietas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013 - priced around $25.

  • This wine has aromas of cherries, baking spices a hint of earth
  • It’s dry, light bodied with light tannins, medium plus acidity and flavors of cherries, red berries and rose
  • This wine is delicate but needs a little time to open up with some oxygen for the flavors to really shine
  • The new oak was perfectly done with just enough to give it some complexity but not overwhelm the wine and keep all those lovely red fruit flavors.

Les Lunes Wine Zinfandel 2016 - priced around $30.

  • From Venturi Vineyard in Mendocino County California
  • These vines were planted in 1948.
  • This wine has aromas of red fruits and baking spices
  • It’s dry with medium plus acidity and tannins and flavors of red fruits like cherries and cranberries as well as a little earth
  • This is a leaner style Zin than what you would get from other places in California like Lodi.
  • Really fresh tasting, fruit forward wine with bright acidity

Nov 29 2019

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Rank #20: Ep 059 - White Burgundy

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This week is part two of a two part series on Burgundy. This week we continue our journey and talk about one of the best wines we ever had, ever.

In this week's episode we discuss:

  • Modern History of Burgundy
  • Wine regions and wine classifications
  • Flavor characteristics of white Burgundy
  • Food pairings

Apr 19 2017

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