NEW ARRIVALS FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Voix de la Vigne Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2017
Country: USA / Region: OREGON / Appellation: WILLAMETTE VALLEY / Varietal(s): PINOT GRIS --- As the label implies, Voix de la Vigne wines are meant to invoke an Old World spirit. The project of California wine distributor Robert Morrison, Voix de la Vigne ("Voice of the Vines") is housed in a state of the art winemaking facility in Dundee, Oregon. Made from grapes sourced from vineyard sites of both volcanic and sedimentary soils. The vineyards and cellar are under the guiding hand of French-born winemaker, Bruno Corneaux. The focus of Voix de la Vigne is elegance and purity of grape expression, with no new oak used in vinification. 100% pinot gris, aromas of deep lemon and lime flavor open the show. A palate of generous white peach and ripe pear flavors delicately dance around a soft finish accented with hints of honeysuckle. A tempting treat for autumn, try this with any sort of seafood.
Floating Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Rattlesnake Hills 2015
Country: USA / Region: WASHINGTON STATE / Appellation: RATTLESNAKE HILLS / Varietal(s): CABERNET SAUVIGNON --- Floating Rock is named for the rocks that floated into Washington State from Western Montana, when an enormous ice dam broke at the end of the last Ice Age. Known as the Missoula Flood, that event brought the unique soils that make eastern Washington the iconic wine-growing region it is today, along with a number of granite "erratics" that dot the vineyards valley-wide. The Rattlesnake Hills AVA was established in 2008 and is located approximately four miles southeast of Yakima, WA. This easy-going cabernet sauvignon was aged in American oak barrels for 18 months, resulting in smooth dark blackberry and cherry flavors. Hints of cedar, balanced tannins, and a touch of oak on the finish make this juicy wine versatile enough for mushroom-farro burgers with caramelized onions.