Trinchero 2012 Mary’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc – Wine of the Week Review

Trinchero 2012 Mary's Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
Trinchero 2012 Mary’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Price: $24

Rating: 13.5/20

Region: Napa Valley (Calistoga), California

Varietal: 100 percent Sauvignon Blanc

Production: 3,050 cases

Alcohol: 14.2 percent


Tasting Notes: Named for founder Mario Trinchero’s wife, Mary’s Vineyard in Calistoga produces Sauvignon Blanc with tropical fruit aromas and flavors. A bone dry wine, the 2012 Mary’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc features crisp lemon and lime flavors with tropical fruit and mineral notes, a zesty acidity and a clean finish. 


Food Pairings: Sashimi, oysters, fried calamari, garden salad


For more information, visit www.trincheronapavalley.com

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A Wine Pairing Tribute to the Pays d’Oc Region

Guests enjoying the wine and food pairings
Guests enjoying the wine and food pairings at Ai Fiori in New York City


by Michelle Kwan

 

The Pays d’Oc, encompassing the Pyrénées-Orientales, Aude, Hérault and Gard within The Languedoc-Roussillon, six villages in the Lozère and the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, is prime wine producing country. Given the natural diversity of its terrain and warm Mediterranean climate it is no wonder that the Pays d’Oc comes forth as one of the most varied and diverse French wine producing regions in the world.

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Wrath 2010 Chardonnay, 3 Clone – Wine of the Week Review

Wrath 2010 Chardonnay, 3 Clone
Wrath 2010 Chardonnay, 3 Clone

Price: $35

Rating: 14.5/20

Region: Monterey, California

Varietal: 100 percent Chardonnay

Production: 234 cases

Alcohol: 14.5 percent


Tasting Notes: A creamy, full-bodied wine, the 2010 Chardonnay, 3 Clone is named for the Mt. Eden (50 percent), Wente (40 percent) and Clone 4 (10 percent) Chardonnay clones grown on the estate vineyard from which it is sourced. The resulting cuvée boasts honey and pineapple aromas, lemon and butterscotch flavors and a touch of minerality on the finish. 


Food Pairings: Grilled chicken, fresh fish, risotto, linguini


For more information, visit www.wrathwines.com

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Castello di Amorosa 2012 Mendocino County Pinot Grigio – Wine of the Week Review

Castello di Amorosa 2012 Mendocino County Pinot Grigio
Castello di Amorosa 2012 Mendocino County Pinot Grigio

Price: $21

Rating: 13.5/20

Region: Mendocino County, California

Varietal: 100 percent Pinot Grigio

Production: 3,094 cases

Alcohol: 14.5 percent


Tasting Notes: Those who prefer their Pinot Grigio on the austere side and with a higher alcohol level should like this 2012 vintage made from Mendocino County grapes. It offers fragrant citrus and tropical fruit aromas, crisp lemon flavors and a bracing acidity not tempered with residual sugar. 


Food Pairings: Prosciutto salads, cantaloupe, mild cheeses


For more information, visit www.castellodiamorosa.com

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Matetic Vineyards 2012 EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc – Wine of the Week Review

Matetic Vineyards 2012 EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc
Matetic Vineyards 2012 EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc

Price: $21

Rating: 13.5/20

Region: San Antonio Valley, Chile

Varietal: 100 percent Sauvignon Blanc

Production: 1,000 cases

Alcohol: 14 percent


Tasting Notes: Made from certified organic grapes, the 2012 EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc is a refreshing summer wine. It features fragrant tropical fruit aromas, fresh flavors of lemon and lime, and a crisp, clean finish.


Food Pairings: Salmon, ceviche, oysters, sharp cheese


For more information, visit matetic.com

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