Friday...the workweek ends, the weekend begins and I get to pour four great wine for you to toast, taste and enjoy! Rob J will be providing musical entertainment.
I'll start the lineup with a Louis Hauller Riesling from Alsace, France. This "Top 20 Riesling" award winner comes in a bone-dry style and offers classic floral and lemon/lime aromas, plenty of minerality and a racy, refreshing palate. Great with fish, shellfish and exotic Asian cuisine.
Next up is a Barone Ricassoli Chianti Clasico, produced by one of the oldest wineries in Italy. This medium-bodied Tuscan has aromas of ripe plum, berries, fresh herbs and well-integrated tannins. Bonds naturally with pizza, lasagna, grilled vegetables or steak. A terrific value!
My third pour is a Pipoli Aglianico del Vulture, a full-bodied Italian red with intense, deep ruby color, notes of cherry and candied fruit, and hints of vanilla. The Aglianico grapes in this wine come from 50-60 year old vines grown in volcanic soil, giving it an earthy, mineraly texture. Delicious!
Last but not least is the Jean Leon 3055, a lovely Merlot-Petit Verdot blend from Spain. This is a medium-bodied, organic red with notes of red fruit and a silky, dry texture. A food and budget friendly Spanish that pairs beautifully with rice dishes (paella), meat, tapas and even fish!
See you tomorrow!