Traveling Winers Monthly Wine Picks – 04 Apr 2016

Explore a new wine this month!

Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red,
white, Italian, French or even “Hops”,
consider trying our suggestions below!

Traveling Winers Monthly Wine Picks

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“Hops ‘r Better” Winer

Wine: 2011 Merlot
Type: Red
Vineyard: FlipFlop Wines

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I rated this wine 79 in Quini and it came in 2nd in my 4-Merlot taste test!! Bright appearance, with present-full aromas of dried, berry and floral. A medium-bodied red with dried, berry and floral flavors. The finish is subtle. An overall good-excellent Merlot from Chile. This wine looks beautiful has a great aroma with multiple flavors, & taste wonderful even though the finish is quite fast it’s still a wonderful wine.
“This is the Life” Winer

Wine: Wines That Rock Rolling Stones Forty Licks Merlot 2012
Type: Red, Dry
Vineyard: Wines that Rock Winery (California)

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An excellent color of ruby red catches the eye.  The aromas of black cherry and subtle hints of mint blossom in the nose.  I found this to be a richly flavored wine with the taste of plum, black cherry, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cedar. We had it with beef ribs fresh from our smoker.  Excellent!

The “Timeless” Winer

Wine: Hey Mambo Sultry Red 2012
Type: Dry, red
Vineyard: Hey Mambo Winery (California)

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Dry and yet soft at the same time, this is a really nice wine that smell of blackberry, ripe plums and leather.  Rich and deep flavors of molasses, tart cherries and black currants hit the tongue and lead you to expect a burst of sweetness.  We had it at a barbecue and it really fit the feast.  Overall, an excellent wine coupled with a kick-butt name.  Made its way into my wine rack, baby.

The “Hippy” Winer

Wine: Markham Chardonnay 2014 (Organic)
Type: White, Dry
Vineyard: Markham Vineyards (California)

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Not generally a fan of white wines but recently I have had a few delightfully creamy Chardonnay’s so I thought that I would give this a try.  Plus, I am always ready to give an organic wine a swirl and a sniff.  Nutmeg, vanilla, and the surprising smell of caramel apples hit me right in the nose.  It was a delight in the mouth and went well with the bricks of Parmesan and Romano we were nibbling by the fire.

 We hope you enjoy our picks and would love to hear what you think,
so leave us a comment below! 

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