“Dr. L” Mosel Riesling

"Dr. L" Mosel Riesling

A bowl of delicious white fruit offers itself in the appealing scent of this excellent pale-straw color “Dr. L” Mosel Riesling. Peach, apple, and honeydew melon scents invite a taste, which presents similar ripe and juicy fruit shaped by crisp acidity that holds its perceptible fresh-fruit sweetness in balance. Stony minerality and tart acidity takes over with lemon, lime, and tangerine zest in a very long finish. It’s good with food and an appealing sipping wine as hotter summer days approach.

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Madone Beaujolais-Villages Le Perréon

Domaine de la Madone

A whiff of fresh wild strawberries, typical of Gamay, comes up at first when Domaine de la Madone Beaujolais-Villages Le Perré is poured, but with time in the glass it gives way to a more interesting mix of red and black fruit and a sudden jolt of anise. Beautifully balanced on the palate with 13% acidity, it offers bright and juicy berry fruit, bone-dry, tart, and free of oak, with stony minerality in the finish.

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Calvet Crémant de Bordeaux Brut Rosé

Calvet

A pretty light pink color, Calvet 2017 Crémant de Bourdeaux Brut Rosé pours up with a frothy mousse. Good raspberry scent adds a pleasant hint of cocoa suggesting Pinot Noir as the source of the wine’s rosy shade. Crisp, fresh, and acidic flavor with modest 12.5% alcohol, shifting to darker currant and cherry fruit in a foamy mouthfeel. Made in the traditional Champagne process.

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Querceto Chianti

Querceto

Querceto Chianti shows a clear but dark garnet color in the glass, dark almost all the way to the clear garnet rim. Typical Chianti aromas of tart black cherries and dried cherries dominate the aroma, with hints of spice in the background. It’s firmly acidic on the palate, a character in Chianti that makes it a natural with food, but behind the tart entry you’ll find appetizing, juicy black-cherry fruit that lingers in a long finish. Its 12.5% alcohol hits the traditional standard without being strong enough to intrude.

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