I am always on the lookout for new wines to add to our award winning wine list. I spent today adding these beauties to the list:

2010 Far Niente from Napa Valley showing aromas of Meyer lemon, toasted nuts and fig with a hint of sweetness from honeysuckle. The entry is honeyed with ripe citrus, light melon and well-integrated nuttiness and a touch of mineral. A rich, full midpalate with balanced acidity draws out into a long finish. Always a popular wine!menu2

Sancerre, Cuvee Vielles Vignes”, Domaine de la Rossignole. Pale yellow in color. Spicy citrus and orchard fruits on the nose, with notes of fennel and white pepper. Tightly wound, focused grapefruit and lemongrass flavors are deepened by a note of pear skin. The finish is taut, linear and refreshingly tangy. This wine has great acidity and is a bright, fresh wine to drink on a warm day

2006 Chateau Montrose, Saint Estephe. Extraordinarily elegant and finesse-styled, it exhibits stunningly concentrated, sweet blackberry and cassis fruit with hints of flowers and minerals. Full-bodied with a savory, expansive mid-palate as well as sweet, noble tannins, this beauty is ready to drink now.

2005 Chateau les Grandes Murailles, Grand Cru Classe, Saint Emilion. Lovely blueberry, raspberry, and cassis aromas soar from the glass of this fruit-driven cuvee. In the mouth, mineral and subtle oak characteristics also emerge from this well-structured, tannic, medium to full-bodied, elegant, impeccably pure, dense, long wine. Made by the Reiffers family, it should be at its finest between 2012-2025.

Written by : JP Knaggs

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