*In Order Of Pictures*Banshee Rose of Pinot Noir 2012, Sonoma County, CA. $17.99 This ensuing wine has 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! 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. Villa Lanata Moscato d’Asti, Italy $14.99 This is a sweet, fresh, and spritzy little wine. A great Moscato for the price! This low alcohol beauty is the perfect selection for a Sunday brunch, wedding toasts, or with light desserts. Or just to sit on the back porch and enjoy the beautiful weather!
A to Z Pinot Gris 2011, Willamette Valley, Oregon 89 Points – Wine & Spirits $13.99 This 2011 Pinot Gris is bright with tropical aromas of lime, kiwi, orange blossom, and tangerine as well as complex aromas of rose and melon. The palate is lively, juicy and pure with wonderful lush fruit and mineral notes. Tangy citrus flavors combine with ripe peach, pear and quince notes to produce a very pretty and seamless mid-palate. This wine has good weight and great length that ultimately ends with a clean, crisp finish. Byron Chardonnay 2011, Santa Barbara County, CA. $13.99 The 2011 vintage included a very warm and dry spring. The outcome from the conditions led to fruitful clusters and small berries with flavors of stone fruit, fig, honey, hints of brown spice and mineral. The palate is both crisp and concentrated with a smooth mineral finish.
80% stainless steel, 100% aged in French oak, for nine months. Makara Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Marlborough, New Zealand ~ $12.99 85 Points – Wine Spectator Peppery, minerally flavors are at the core here, with juicy, tart lemon and lime notes and a touch of green apple. Bright, fresh flavors of lime citrus, tropical fruit and crisp, green capsicum mirror the nose, while flavors of herbaceous smoke and refreshing grapefruit linger on the finish. Botter Prosecco Extra Dry 85 points – Wine Enthusiast Refreshing and crisp. Nice, subtle notes of citrus. Delicately fruity, slightly aromatic bouquet. Well balanced and light body. Harmonic at the taste. Excellent as an aperitif, it is a perfect accompaniment to hors-d’oeuvres and delicate first courses. Also wonderful with fish and shellfish.