Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 09 Mar 2015

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: 2012 Chardonnay
Type: White
Vineyard: Bridlewood Estate Winery

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“Intense appearance, with intense aromas. A full-bodied white. The finish is layered-complex. An overall excellent chardonnay from the USA.
I rated this a 74 in Quini, but it was 8/10 for my opinion – I think that the beauty of the winery when we visited was in every taste!!”
“This is the Life” Winer

Wine: Soave Classico
Type: White
Vineyard: Foxen Vineyards

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Yellow with gold highlights and green hues; floral bouquet laced with scents of exotic fruit, almonds, hazelnuts and mineral aromas; full-bodied with a long finish; balanced and harmonious on the palate; ideal with appetizers, fish dishes, shellfish and white meat.

The “Timeless” Winer

Wine: Guardian Peak Frontier Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Type: Dry, Red
Vineyard: Guardian Peak Winery (South Africa)

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I absolutely love the color of this wine in my glass, bright ruby red that I would wear on my hand if I could.  In the nose, the red fruit of raspberry and plum are supported with hints of black cherry and cedar. Those red fruits really come to the fore on the tongue. This wine has a nice, lengthy, red fruit finish.  It was a great companion to the hard Irish cheese and crackers I nibbled and a Sherlock Holmes novel I was revisiting.

The “Hippy” Winer

Wine: Spice Route Chakalaka 2011
Type: Red, Dry
Vineyard: Spice Route Winery (South Africa)

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This baby has a really intense red-purple that catches and holds the light in the glass. In the nose, I found (surprise!) smoked cloves, plum and black cherry with a hint of sweet oak spice. The flavors of the spices blended well with the fruit, no one dominating any of the others.  The flavors lingered giving it a nice long finish.  A most excellent companion to the book I was reading.

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

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