- Zeitgeist Trousseau Gris Russian River Valley 2013 Product #29041 (In Stock)
No one is sure how this native grape from eastern France’s Jura region reached the USA, but it was once widely planted (if equally widely mis-identified) across California. Today the sole source for Trousseau Gris wine grapes is the small Fanucchi Wood Road Vineyard in Sonoma’s Russian River. Winemakers Mark Porembski and Jennifer Williams give it a cool fermentation in tank and neutral oak and bottle it just 4 months later to capture all of its freshness and vivid acids. A crazy cool and delicious wine to sip by itself, with salads, fish, or even Asian foods.
“Fresh herbs, white pepper, smoke and spices on the nose; reminded me a bit of gruner veltliner. Tactile, saline and bracing in the mouth, with very dry but not overly herbal flavors of lemon zest, anise, white pepper and snap pea. Dusty and concentrated but not hard. Saturates the palate with lemon, pepper and spices on the lingering finish. Leaves the mouth feeling refreshed. I like this style.”International Wine Cellar 90 points
- Novy Ziinfandel Russian River 2012 Product #29267 (In Stock)
Yes, it's big (15.7%) but the fleshy texture avoids heaviness or any fat. Finishes warm and rich.
"Deeply pitched black and blue fruit aromas are complicated by notes of licorice and mocha, with a peppery nuance adding lift. Broad, fleshy and gently sweet, offering smoky blackcurrant and cherry compote flavors and a touch of fruitcake. Tightens up on the lengthy finish, which is firmed by dusty tannins and leaves a spicy note behind."International Wine Cellar 89 points