Montinore Estate Almost Dry Riesling Willamette Valley 2014

Medium yellow color; vivid white flowers reminiscent of gewrürztraminer on the nose (although it appears to be 100% riesling according to internet comments), plus hints of grass and petrol; honeydew melon, citrus, peach, some Granny Smith notes on the palate. Continue reading “Montinore Estate Almost Dry Riesling Willamette Valley 2014”

Conde de Velázquez Condesa Real Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Deep ruby color; cherry, raspberry, oak, olive on the nose; black cherry, black currant, fig, baking spice, blueberry, plum on the palate. Continue reading “Conde de Velázquez Condesa Real Cabernet Sauvignon 2013”

Ravenswood Single Vineyard Belloni Zinfandel Russian River Valley 2015

Deep purple color; blackberry, dried flowers, bramble on the nose; blueberry, blackberry, plum, raspberry, cinnamon, mint, pepper on the palate. Continue reading “Ravenswood Single Vineyard Belloni Zinfandel Russian River Valley 2015”

Mionetto Cuvée Anniversario Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG

Pale straw with slight green tint color; apple, citrus, acacia and white flowers, pear on the nose; apple, citrus, honeydew melon, pear, lilt of lemon on the palate. Continue reading “Mionetto Cuvée Anniversario Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG”

Yamhill Valley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2015

Pale ruby color; red and black cherries, forest floor, baking spice on the nose; red cherry, red berries, raspberry, redcurrant on the palate. Continue reading “Yamhill Valley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2015”

Warre’s Warrior Finest Reserve Porto

Deep purple color; plum, cherry, dark fruit, blackcurrant on the nose; black plum, black cherry, raspberry, licorice, white chocolate, vanilla on the palate. Continue reading “Warre’s Warrior Finest Reserve Porto”

Duchman Family Winery Trebbiano Bingham Family Vineyard 2016

Pale straw color; peach, lemon, citrus, tropical fruit on the nose; white peach, tart green apple, lemon on the palate. Continue reading “Duchman Family Winery Trebbiano Bingham Family Vineyard 2016”

Cork presentation

The sommelier at the elegant restaurant deftly cuts the foil on the special bottle of wine she recommended, skillfully utilizes the double-hinged waiters corkscrew to extract the cork, and briskly removes the cork from the worm. In a flourish, she places the cork on the table or a small tray next to you. Continue reading “Cork presentation”