Wine Review: La Crema Sonoma Coast 2015 Pinot Noir 

 

Varietal:        Pinot Noir (100%?
Region:          Sonoma Coast
Producer:      La Crema Winery
Alcohol:         13.9%

This wine exhibits a deep ruby color with promising aromas of red cherry, blackberry and red pepper with some hints of spice; in the mouth, it offers multi-layers flavors of berries, plums, cherries with hints of blood orange and exotic spice; nicely focused finish.


Suggested Food Pairing

Beef, Veal, Game, Poultry

liz-palmer.com – October 1, 2017
Rating:  91points

Notes
Vintages#: 719435

Wine Review: Montecillo Crianza 2011


Varietals: Tempranillo (90%) and Graciano (10%)
Region: Rioja, Spain
Producer: Bodegas Montecillo SA
Alcohol: 13.5%

This deep ruby wine features medium woody, spicy and fruity aromas; on the palate are flavors of cedar, vanilla and sweet, jammy red and black fruits; fleshy tannins with long length.

Suggested Food Pairing
This is a versatile food wine. Enjoy with spicy dishes, paella, tapas and beef stew.

89/100

Wine Review: Lamberti Santepietre Pinot Grigio

Varietal: 85% Pinot grigio; 15% complementary grapes
Region: Veneto, Italy
Producer: Lamberti
Alcohol: 12%

Pale lemon hue; bouquet of delicate fruits and flowers with hits of honey; refreshing, well balanced with exotic fruits and apples on the palate precede a medium finish.

Suggested Food Pairing
Light hors-d’oeuvres, fish, cold white meats 

liz-palmer.com – June 18, 2017
Rating: 87 points

Wine Review: Bodega Norton 2014 Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
Region: Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.
Producer: Bodega Norton
Alcohol: 13.6%

Deep ruby-red in color; with aromas of blackberry and red pepper with hints of spice; dry with full body, balanced acidity and firm structure; ripe black fruit is enhanced by notes of vanilla and black pepper, with flavours lingering on to a medium finish.

Suggested Food Pairing

grilled skirt steak with chimichurri sauce, braised lamb shanks and Grilled Chorizo

liz-palmer.com – June 15, 2017
Rating: 88 points

Notes
Awards: Silver Wines of Argentina, awarded 2016

Wine Review: Fleur Du Cap 2016 Bergkelder Selection Chardonnay

Varietal: Chardonnay (100%)
Region: Western Cape, South Africa
Producer: Bergkelder Ltd.
Alcohol: 13.6%

This lush offering is medium-bodied, brilliantly clear with light straw hues; boasts fresh citrus notes on the nose followed by hints of tropical fruit, revealing hints of oak and spice, which unveils right through on the taste; a beautiful balance between sweetness and acidity that leads to long lingering finish.

Suggested Food Pairing
This wine works wonders with seafood especially shellfish, mussels and oysters. It is also a good choice for creamy curies, rich chicken dishes and medium cheeses. Serve chilled, but not ice cold.

liz-palmer.com – June 13, 2017
Rating: 90 points

Notes:
Fleur du Cap has been ranked amongst the world’s finest Chardonnays as one of only two South African wines to receive a gold medal at the 2015 Chardonnay du Monde competition in Burgundy, France.

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