AFTER A MILD WINTER, Spring 2017 arrives with refreshing colors, flavors and aromas. It is time to open up those sparkling wines for the Sunday brunches, the crisp and citric whites for the sip before lunch, the roses for the afternoon appetizer and the mellow aromatic reds for dinner.
Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler Bemkasteler alte Badstube am Doctorberg 2014
Region: Mosel, Germany Varietal: Reisling (Spatlese) Price: $29 Aromas: Apple, Caramelized Peaches Flavors: Honeysuckle, Vanilla, Flowers Impression: Crisp and delicious Structure: Nice balance Drink with: Elaborated white fish dishes. Raw Oysters. Why I loved this wine? Very nice perfumed notes My Rating: 91 pts.
Benjamin et David DUCLAUX Cote-Rotie "La Germine" 2012
Region: Rhone, Cote-Rotie Varietal: Syrah blend Price: $65 Aromas: Cherry, plum, fruit punch Flavors: Red Currant, forest berries marmalade Impression: Powerful, elegant Structure: Great balanced body and good complexity Drink with: French Haut Cuisine Why I loved this wine? Silky with lots of deep fruits My Rating: 94 pts.
Dominus Napa Valley 1994
Region: Napanook Vineyard, Napa Valley Varietal: Bordeaux Blend Price: $360 Aromas: Lactic notes, vanilla, ripe cherries Flavors...