A Week of Wine in Review 9/3/19

This past week was a rather fun one in terms of the wines we had, and it stretched a few fun regions. Regions from Sonoma, California all the way to Swartland in South Africa.

2018 White Pressed Pinot Noir from Scribe
This was our first white Pinot Noir wine that we’ve had and we weren’t really sure what to expect in terms of flavor profiles. It was rather stunning. Super crisp, nice acidity, hints of apple and apricot.

A bottle had the price of around $36, but is currently sold out on their site.

2017 David & Nadia Pinotage Topology
In an effort to have more wines from my home country, I seeked out some different wines from all over. David & Nadia’s Pinotage grabbed my attention (we also have their Grenache awaiting to be tried), and admittedly I fell in love with the label design.

We enjoyed this wine with some friends during their visit with some nice Italian food and it was really enjoyable. Super floral on the nose as it warmed up, cherries, raspberries. Soft on the pallet.

You can find it at K&L Wines for under $30.

2015 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
We admittedly haven’t had too many US Pinot Noirs outside of Scribe. This bottle was a gift to my wife from an old coworker and although she is a bit hesitant on Pinots, this was really enjoyable. Lots of cherries and raspberries, even hints of oak and vanilla.

A 2015 bottle will run you around $100.

2016 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Télégramme Chateauneuf-du-Pape
My wife and I are huge fans of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, especially ones that have been aged nicely. Given that this was a bit young and we have a few bottles, we decided to give this a try early in its life. And it did not disappoint. After doing a big of research on this specific wine and winery, they actually do recommend having it early on during its life.

It’s pretty floral for a CDP, but you can still get the oak, leather and earthy notes.

I think this is a great value for the money, and an excellent expression of CDP wines. You can get this for $43.

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