Joe's Winos Wine Club january 2016
Palacio de Bornos
Sauvignon Blanc rueda, spain 2014
Roughly 100 miles northwest of Madrid lies Rueda. This region, known for its aromatic native varietals Verdejo and Viura, permitted Sauvignon Blanc to be grown in the region when it was declared a DO (Denominación de Origen) in 1980. Palacio de Bornos took a very modern approach to the region's many unique micro-climates and soil types, studying clonal selection, vine spacing, rootstock, and nutrition to find ideal scenario for Sauvignon Blanc in the region. The outcome is very impressive. Palacio de Bornos is making a wine remarkable similar to Loire Valley's famous Sauvignon Blanc. Aromas of peach, pear, grass, lime leaf, and wet stone are gratified on the palate with tight chalky mineral notes and vibrant acidity with hints of herb and white pepper. A pretty remarkable value!
Caprese Salad, Seafood Pasta, Fresh Goat Cheeses, Creamy Brie
Jane's Vineyard Pinot Noir russian river, ca 2013
The Russian River Valley AVA, a 1,786 square miles AVA which follows the Russian River southwest starting from the town of Healdsburg is California's most iconic growing region for quality Pinot Noir. Cool air brought from the Pacific Ocean allows great preservation of acidity while hot days allow plenty of lush, ripe fruit to develop. Davis Bynum is noteworthy for his early efforts in the area and was the first to produce a single vineyard Pinot Noir from Russian River. The Davis Bynum Jane's Vineyard Pinot Noir is a tribute to Bynum's early single vineyard efforts offering raspberry tea, cola, cherry and baking spices. This palate is rich and round with plenty of plum, pomegranate, and orange peel. This wine alone retails for $35 at Davis Bynum's Winery.
Pan Seared Duck Breast, Grilled Wild Sockeye Salmon, Chicken in Chanterelle Mushroom and Garlic Stew