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.
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.
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.
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.
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.