Just three notes for the last several weeks, although I had a wonderful dinner with pairings that is its own post if I get to it.
2009 Albino Armain Bigneto Corvara
Tasting Note: 100% Pinot Grigio, 13% ABV. Pretty light yellow. Fresh citrus with a bit of tropics on the nose. Crisp, bright, tart. Grapefruit, but much, much more than that. Elegant. Great acid, minerality. Makes the mouth water. Wonderful wine, went very well with caprese salad.
Price: $17.99 at Beltway Fine Wine
2008 Tetramythos Roditis
Tasting Note: 12.5%. Roditis. Pretty dark yellow. Nose is pepper, petrol, and tropical fruit. Pretty complex. Lots of fruit, but there’s a bite of acid and a little petrol. Very interesting. Would certainly match well with lots of Greek food – tomatoes, feta, stuffed grape leaves. Very good.
Price: Unknown, was in a mixed case from Chesapeake Wine
2009 Oracle Pinotage
Tasting Note: Pinotage. 13.5% ABV. Color is dark purple. Nose is jam, vanilla, and some chocolate. Plums and berries, with some wood and spice, along with the vanilla. A lot going on, maybe too much, as it’s disjointed. A tick hot for me (at 13.5% it shouldn’t be, adding to the thought that this is disjointed), although the bright berry finish is pretty interesting. Not all that.
Price: Unknown, was brought to a party.