Bodegas Olivares Jumilla Rosado 2011
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A super-refreshing wine, with rich strawberry, cherry, and hints of sage and herbs on the nose. The palate brings dried cherries and strawberries and a long lush finish.
Lenotti “Rosso Passo” Veneto 2011
From the stony soils to the east of Lake Garda, this wine, made with Sangiovese and Merlot grapes, is a nice combination of soft fruitiness and savory finish. An ideal red for early courses.
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico 2011
A simple light, dry Italian white wine grown in the oldest winegrowing areas around Jesi. Palate is smooth with hints of apple, pear, and citrus fruits.
Carol Shelton “Coquille Blanc” 2010
Carol Shelton is a “Zin Specialist,” known for her luscious, fruit-forward wines that are perfectly balanced and perfectly delicious. Light yellow in color with a ripe pear and apple palate.
La Crotta di Vegneron Pinot Noir 2011
A Pinot Noir made in the Aosta Valley, Italy’s smallest and least populous region. Palate is smooth and light with a distinct floral edge. A nice alternative to a Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc.
Orvieto Classico Amabile 2010
Made by Barberani, a respected wine producer known forvery clean, pure-tasting wines. An excellent clean and fragrant model of the traditional medium-sweet version of Orvieto wines.
Foris “Gewurztraminer” 2011
Showing a medium pale yellow color, this wine offers aromas of orange zest with some suggestion of floral notes and nutmeg. On the palate, nectarine and pear is accompanied by some exotic spices such as cardamom.
Elena Walch “Lagrein” Alto Adige 2010
An elegant, sophisticated, and fruity wine. Hints of blackberry, ripe cherries, and fresh black pepperthat drinks well with food but also delicious when served alone.