There's no rhyme or reason to this great assortment of wine, though they are all from the West Coast so that's a start. What they all share is that they deliver both a great drinking experience and super value. Reason enough to check out this selection of wines from Christopher's Wine & Cheese today.
Hedges CMS White 2007
From the Hedges winery in Washington state comes this unusual blend of Chardonnay (35%), Marsanne(3%) and Sauvignon Blanc(62%) that combines a rich, polished mouthfeel with perfumed, almost tropical fruit aromas and a brisk, complex finish with light mineral and anise notes. A perfect wine for summer sipping or Provencal style seafood dishes!
X Winery X3 Tri-County Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
This classic California Cabernet unites fruit from some of the greatest wine growing regions in California, Napa, Sonoma and Lake counties, to produce a very aromatic wine full of brambly fruit, roasted chili and oak aromas with fresh cassis fruit and lovely notes of creamy milk chocolate on the palate. This has a nice tannic bite and would be an ideal partner for a rich, chewy grilled sirloin steak.
Starlane Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Combing the classic grassy aromas of Sauvignon Blanc with waxy yellow fruits that offer hints of peach and banana and huge notes of wild flowers this is just lovely on the nose. The palate offers a rather creamy interpretation of Sauvignon Blanc as a portion of this was barrel fermented, but this remains zesty with a refreshing mineral note on the finish and would be great with a slightly creamy pesto dish.
Barnett Pinot Noir Tina Marie Vineyard Russian River Valley 2007
Sweet and dusty on the nose with earthy beet root, and oaken spice accents framing the sweet cherry and raspberry fruit. This offers up wonderfully rich and deep, cocoa dusted cherry fruit in the mouth yet remains fresh and light on its feet with soft ripe tannins and a lingering vanilla note on the bright finish. A great partner for grilled duck or salmon.
Stuhlmuller Chardonnay 2007
This elegant and sophisticated Chardonnay caught my attention several weeks ago. I was captivated by the wine's absolutely seductive texture. It offers rare intensity with a tense and focused core of mandarin orange, apricot and fig fruit flavors that are framed by subtle almond and oak tones. This just might be the best value in California Chardonnay one can find. Don't worry about what to serve this with. Just drink it!
This really is an offer with a wine for everyone. Remember, order 12 bottles or more and Christophers Wines and Cheese will ship it to you free. While you're visiting Christopher's website make sure to check out their great selection of wines, I'm eyeing a few of their Zins myself...