Friday, July 1, 2011

The Other Wines in the House

This week brought us to the Finger Lakes - Chateau LaFayette Reneau 2009 Dry Riesling.  We purchased this last summer when we were visiting the region.  Looking forward to our trip up there in August to taste the 2010 vintage.

This pale straw color wine had hints of petrol and spice on the nose.  The palate was full of fresh melon, pear, citrus and kiwi. The finish was a nice citrus lime.  So refreshing on a nice summers evening.


This week also brought us to Beaujolais for a 2009 Beaujolais-Villages 100% Gamay.  Nose of anise leading to a violet floral finish, I found dark red fruit on the palate.  I'd call this wine light and fruity and was served slightly chilled.
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