Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 22 Sept 2014

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: 2008 Catedral Reserva
Type: Red
Vineyard: Caves Velhas

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As you get into tasting the different varietals you’ll start noticing A LOT of grapes out there, especially when you venture to other regions in the world. This wine is 50% Tinta Roriz, 30% Alrochero, 20% Touriga-Nacional (the last one I’ve seen before). I gave it a Quini rating of 51/100 BUT I ended up tasting this a day or two later and it was really good! Would the rating have changed? I am not sure but this wine is definitely not a throwaway. I think that as we taste wines from the Old World there’s going to be a distinctive style that we’ll come to know quickly.
“This is the Life” Winer

Wine: 2009 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Red, Dry
Vineyard: Silver Oak Alexander Valley Winery

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My “ah ha!” wine….great wine should be smooth but layered, complex and lingering, at least for my palate. Let it breathe for a couple of hours to reveal the smoothness and VERY long finish layer after layer.

The “Timeless” Winer

Wine: Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2010
Type: Red, Dry
Vineyard: Mulderbosch Winery, South Africa

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Another Bordeaux blend out of South Africa.  A delight on the nose with plenty of rich fruity aromas of plums and a hint of Anise and pepper.  Beautiful color and great finish.

The “Hippy” Winer

Wine: Schmitt Sohne Relax Riesling 2012
Type: White, Off-dry
Vineyard: Schmitt Söhne Wines, Germany

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Not too sweet, not too dry, this German Riesling is well-balanced and perfect to sip on its own or enjoy with a salad and cheese/fruit plate. Definitely fruity with a hint of apple. Many say peaches and citrus, but well – all I picked up was the apple aroma. Very nice wine.

 We hope you enjoy our picks and would love to hear what you think,
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