Happy Mother's Day!

from Sherlock’s Town Center

Moms love to relax and what better way than with a nice glass of wine. Here are some delightful treats that Mom will Love!

Four Graces Pinot Noir  2010 –
Willamette Valley, Oregon

Earthy and elegant, fruit forward with smooth, expressive tannins and a hint of vanilla, this wine bears all the hallmarks of a great New World Burgundy. Reminiscent of strawberries, plums, violets, and cherries, the 2010 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is vibrant and delicious in its youth yet has the soft, focused tannins to suggest aging with grace. French oak aging contributes a velvety softness to the mouth feel without masking the lovely red to black fruit characteristics. The color is garnet and the aromas are quintessential Oregon Pinot Noir.

Wine Spectator – 91 Points      Stephen Tanzer – 90 Points

Banshee Rose of Pinot Noir 2011
The 2012 Banshee Rose makes an ideal aperitif wine. Fair warning: you should have a few bottles on hand at each occasion because this wine goes down insanely quickly. You’ll wonder what happened to the bottle minutes after opening.
This ensuing wine is a pretty light pink hue and on the nose is floral, perhaps even a touch minty. It possesses wild strawberry and understated melon flavors. This is a classy lady!
Butter Chardonnay – California, 2010
Delivering on its name, this wine has an ethereal creaminess on the palate, woven with smooth vanillin scented oak. Tropical flavors of pineapple and honeydew intertwine delicately on the mid pallet and linger on to the finish.
The 2011 Butter Chardonnay finished primary fermentation at 14.8% alcohol and was then put through 100% secondary malolactic fermentation, converting the malic acid into lactic acid–hence the name “Butter”. Both fermentations were slow and cold in the presence of oak ,infusing the wine with well integrated notes of vanilla and preserving the wine’s natural freshness.
 Sophora Sparkling Cuvee – New Zealand
This Cuvée of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir has elegant aromas, is rich and full on the palate with a pleasant, lasting mousse. Sophora exhibits an array of ripe fruit flavors and vibrant citrus combined with delicate yeasty characters and a naturally balanced acidity to produce a luscious style of sparkling wine. Pear, Golden Delicious apple and delicate orange notes meld seamlessly with honey roasted almonds and brioche. It’s like breakfast on the terrace on a beautiful summer morning.
Sottal Vinho – Portugal
It’s that time of year again! Time for evenings on the porch and sunset dinners al fresco… and this gorgeous white wine is a perennial Spring & Summer favorite! The perfect wine for late afternoon porch sipping with fresh and floral aromas of white jasmine, honeysuckle and tropical fruits. Similar to Portugal’s beloved Vinho Verde, this dry Muscat from just outside of Lisbon is a unique and refreshing white big on flavor and low on alcohol at just 10% so you can sip longer into the evening…
“Wonderful, light aromas of citrus fruits, kiwi, ripe strawberry and a perfume-like gardenia quality…crisp lemon/lime flavors without overbearing acidity. Subtle effervescence gives it a surprising creamy texture. Two Thumbs Up!”
Besitos Red Blend – California
Spanish for “little kisses.” This luscious red blend of Merlot, Syrah and Petite Sirah is full of black cherry, sweet plum and vanilla. Smooth on the tannins, jammy and juicy — a seductive smack of red, from our winery to your lips. This velvety smooth red exhibits layer flavors of blackberries and plums with a subtle spiciness and silky mouthfeel that leads to a long, elegant finish.