Wine(s) of the Week

Soon it will be Fall and time for hearty rich red wines but this week, we are still sipping lighter options, so here are a few to put on your list!

Lustra Central Chardonnay 2016 comes from the Central Coast area of California, an area this winemaker describes as warm and “all about hedonistic pleasure.” This wine offers rich notes of tropical fruit. Sip and enjoy the end of summer and the flavors of Chardonnay.

Les Hauts de Janeil Rosé de Syrah 2018, a French wine from the Carcassone region in the Languedoc, sings of the Mediterranean. From Winemaker Francois Lurton, it is 12 percent ABV and comes from vines that are an average of 30 years old. Imported by Cape Classics, it offers hints of lemon, white flowers, grapefruit and red currants. The Syrah grapes are hand harvested and the wine is round and rich with spicy notes.

Loon Steelbird Unoaked Chardonnay 2017 from Smoking Loon in Napa, CA offers citrus acidity and a tropical finish of melon, pear, pineapple and apple. It is aged in 100 percent stainless steel and is silky and creamy.

Western Cape Heuningby 2017 from the Western Cape of South Africa is a rich Chenin Blanc that can be enjoyed with seafood and pork dishes. Heuningby is the Afrikaans word for honeybee and the wine offers honeyed aromatics. It comes from Wellington and is rich in texture. Imported and produced by TR Wines in Napa, CA, it’s texture is one you will not forget. It is 12.5 percent ABV.


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