Albert Bichot – White Burgundy – France > Burgundy > Macon – Villages. The southern area of Burgundy has limestone rich soils and warmer temperatures that help create full bodied Chardonnay. This is a beautiful, crisp Chard with fruit and floral notes and a touch of minerality.
Arinzano Estate – Rose of Tempranillo – Spain > Navarra. If you’re familiar with the Rioja region in Spain – then Navarra is located just above and to the east. Tempranillo is the main grape for both regions and here we have a dry, Rose that has intense aromas of red fruits, citric notes with floral and white pepper. Perfect for the warming weather.
Alexander Valley Vineyards – Cabernet Sauvignon – California > Sonoma > Alexander Valley. Another one of our favorite wineries in Sonoma – this Cab shows cherry, cassis, blackberry and chocolate. It’s fruit forward with lush flavors, nice balance and a long, silky finish.
April’s “If You Insist” Wine Club:
2016 Hartford Court Marin County Pinot Noir
Aged for 17 months in new French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Vibrant black and red cherries, cranberries and violets with hints of rose hip tea. Earthy nuances and a plush texture.
95+ Points – Robert Parker Wine Advocate, February 2019.