TGIF Wine Tasting: Anderson Valley Wines
- Categories: Culinary
- Event posted: Aug. 27, 2010
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
LONDER VINEYARDS 2008 CORBY VINEYARD CHARDONNAY
This wine comes from old vines with the Robert Young clone. The nose imparts aromas of peach, pear, granny smith apple, and honey with undertones of sweet barrel spices. These flavors follow through on the palate along with apricot and caramel and a slight touch of minerality finishing with undertones of nutty bread and butter. Great texture and bright acid make this a food friendly wine or one to just sip and enjoy.
91 points – Wine Spectator
BRUTOCAO CELLARS 2007 PINOT NOIR Black cherry and bright plum take the lead but the depth of texture intrigues the palate as the result of the 2007 growing season that afforded our Anderson Valley fruit long hang time. A fascinating mix of flavors should make our Classic Pinot a centerpiece for lively discussion with family and friends.
SCHARFFENBERGER CELLARS NV BRUT The wine is two-thirds Pinot Noir which produces a red fruit forward nose (cherry and plum) combined with one-third Chardonnay which adds the tropical expression of lychee nut and mango. The 100% malolactic fermentation adds a vanilla cream character producing a round and full-bodied wine. After approximately two years on the lees, there are notes of freshly baked bread and pastry that enhances the more fruit forward style of the wine. Finally, after several months on the cork, the wine develops caramel and hazel complexors. 91 points – Wine Enthusiast