Light honey colored with flowers, fruit and grapefruit nose. Spicy grapefruit taste. A great wine chilled. It would be good as an apperatif or with white fish dishes. This wine is made in the Danube Valley. Gruner Veltliner is the number one grape varietal produced in Austria. A good table wine.
Name: Grunerveltliner Wachau
Grape: Gruner Veltliner
Maker: Domaine Wachau
89 Points – $25
Translucent pinky red in color with plum, fresh fruit and mild floral aroma. Creamy palate of cherries, licorice and black tea. Nice finish. Not a bad New Zealand Pinot.
Name: Spy Valley
Grape: Pinot Noir
Region: Malborough, New Zealand
Maker: Spy Valley Wines
86 Points – $27
Medium in color and body, this wine has a tannic smell with notes of oak and currants. Acidic in taste with fruit and mocha overtones. Plush furry finish. Needs to mellow with decanting.
Name: Old River Road Ponderosa Vineyard
Grape: Pinot Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: California, U.S.A.
Maker: Old River Road Cellars