Traveling Winers Monthly Wine Picks – 05 May 2016

Explore a new wine this weekend!

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

Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks

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“Hops ‘r Better” Winer

Wine: 2013 Sauvignon Blanc
Type: White
Vineyard: Babich Winery

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Bright appearance, with full aromas of tropical and citrus. A medium-full-bodied white with tropical, citrus and grapefruit flavors. The finish is layered. An overall good-excellent sauvignon blanc from New Zealand.All wines from New Zealand are excellent – this one I rated an 82 in Quini.

“This is the Life” Winer

Wine: Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Type: Red, dry
Vineyard: Carnivor Winery (California)

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Being one, I loved the name. This is a big and bold Cabernet that presented intense, dark fruit in the nose.  It had a deep, almost inky color. A richly textured mouthful of dark berries, coffee, mocha and toasted oak.  For all of that, it had a distinctive smoothness and a lingering, silky finish.  After the hunt, I’ll have a glass of this one.

The “Timeless” Winer

Wine: Hey Mambo Swanky White 2013
Type: Sweet, White
Vineyard: Hey Mambo Winery (California)

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Lost in thought at the local ‘boozeteria’, and leaning on the display rack of white wines, when I came back to reality.  My hand just happened to be resting on a bottle of Hey Mambo and I thought, ‘Hey, I know this name.’ I’d had their red and now luck (or should I say, FATE) had placed its cousin under my hand.  Nice color with an easy way about the nose, like being in an orchard.  It was soft on the tongue but with a sweet ginger accent that I really liked.  It was a great pick for our ‘guesting’ bottle that night.  How could it miss with a name like that?

The “Hippy” Winer

Wine: Elk Cove Pinot Gris 2014
Type: White, Dry
Vineyard: Elk Cove Vineyard Winery (Oregon)

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My honey knows that this ‘Hippy Winer’ is all about sustainable farming and organic vineyards are treasures waiting to be found. I discovered the delightful Pinot Gris while tooling around Europe and really just love that cool, crisp taste.  This bottle filled all my needs for a light table wine and really brought out the flavor of the salads and Tuscan bread we had for dinner.

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

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Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks.  

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