In Store Tasting 12/17: 2010 Kung Fu Girl Riesling & 2010 Ruta 22 Malbec

Today we are trying two wines. The first is the 2010 Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling from Washington. The second is the 2010 Ruta 22 Malbec from Chile. The Riesling just got 90 points from Wine Spectator and has a lot of nice fruit but with a lingering acidity. The Malbec has a really nice nose to go along with some jammy fruit flavors. Very pleasing.

Kung Fu Girl is available.

Ruta 22 is in stock $10.99

In Store Tasting 12/3: 2009 Veramonte Pinot Noir Ritual

Today we are tasting the 2009 Veramonte Pinot Noir Ritual. The 2008 appeared on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2010 and got 90 points. The 2009 also got 90 points but is a very different wine. The 2008 had a lot of bright fruit flavors and aromas and the 2009 leans more toward Burgundy. This has a lot of dark fruits that really expand on the palate that leads to a long lingering finish. Just as good as the 2008 but different.

In Stock $18.99