Monday, October 1, 2012

New Wines Today

Wines of the Week

So be wise like the crow and enjoy these great  wines from the Pacific Northwest.

The 2010 Rook is back! Named in honor of the long-celebrated good luck associated with Crows, or Rooks, we feel we were particularly fortunate this vintage and ended up with a fantastic wine.
With aromas of Bing cherries and savory herbs, followed by concentrated flavors of black olives, dark berry and luscious mocha, this vintage of Rook is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Mirth means happiness and this wine is just that. 100% stainless steel fermented, this is a clean, vibrant Chardonnay. Flavors of golden delicious apples, Meyer lemon and just a hint of ripe tropical fruit marry together beautifully while a balanced acidity gives it a bright clean finish.
Pair this refreshing Chardonnay with a chanterelle herb frittata, lemon roasted chicken, or a mango avocado and smoked salmon salad (yum!).
Fresh tropical aromatics with wet stone. Notes of pineapple, papaya, and flinty minerality on the generous textural finish.
The label is a linocut that depicts St. Benedict's Raven. As legend has it, a raven would bring the sixth-century monk food during his time as a hermit in the mountains near Subiaco, Italy. The legend also says that the raven saved St. Benedict's life by preventing him from eating poisoned bread.

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