The Vine (August 2011)
2008 Valley of the Moon Sonoma County Sangiovese and 2010 Valley of the Moon Sonoma County Rosato di Sangiovese
Valley of the Moon Winery introduces its 2008 Sonoma County Sangiovese and the 2010 Sonoma County Rosato di Sangiovese. The Sangiovese’s red cherry and raspberry aromas with hints of bay leaf and baking spices complement the rhubarb and cherry flavors. With cranberry and cherry aromas and dashes of kiwi, the Rosato di Sangiovese has cherry, cranberry, red plum and spice flavors that contribute to easy drinking.
2010 Kenwood Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Gris and 2010 Kenwood Vineyards Sonoma County Chardonnay
Kenwood Vineyards releases its 2010 Russian River Valley Pinot Gris and 2010 Sonoma County Chardonnay. With forward aromas of pineapple, papaya, lemon and hints of almond, the Pinot Gris has refreshing lemon and pineapple flavors complementing the notes of lime for a dry, lingering finish. The Chardonnay showcases red and green apple, butter and vanilla aromas with a nutmeg accent highlighting apple, lemon and toasty oak that dominate the medium-bodied flavors for a long, crisp finish.
Martini Moscato d’Asti
Martini introduces Martini Moscato d’Asti, a refreshing Italian wine made with Moscato bianco grapes that delivers a velvety texture for a fruit-forward palate. The Moscato d’Asti has a Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (D.O.C.G) classification, the highest quality designation given only to the top 1% of Italian wines. Serve the Italian wine chilled, over ice or mixed.
Little Black Dress Moscato and Riesling
Little Black Dress Wines adds two new varietals, Moscato and Riesling, to its portfolio. Pairing well with mild cheeses, fresh fruit and desserts to intensify its fruity flavors, the Moscato is sweet with notes of rose petal, lychee fruit, white peaches and hints of melon. With flavors of pear and apricot, the Riesling is a medium-sweet varietal that pairs with mild cheeses, fresh fruits and desserts.