2011

Drink this from Michigan: Braganini Reserve Pinot Gris

St. Julian’s Braganini Reserve Pinot Gris 2011,$15, is a knockout. It’s a juicy, delicate, elegant dry white, redolent of mango, apricot, pineapple and tangerine with a tart lime twist threaded through the flavors. It has¬†soft, viscous texture in the mouth from oak fermentation. All of the fruit was fermented in neutral oak, which tells me … Continue Reading →

Weekend Wine: Clean Slate Riesling from the Mosel

Give the bottle a good chill, twist off the screw cap and pour yourself a summer refresher. This is modern Riesling — from the Mother Country and without any words to translate. This collaboration of Moselland in Bernkastel-Kues and U.S. importer Winebow, running $12-$13, is one smart wine from the flavors to the styling to … Continue Reading →

Drink this: Vermentino from Sardinia

You like dry, stylish, rich, minerally¬†white wines? Not the usual grape varieties? The 2011 Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino di Sardegna (Sardinia), running about $16, will blow you away. What an elegant, well-balanced beauty. Minerality like slate rocks, tropical fruits, lime juice, lime zest, pineapple — it’s stacked with flavors. Argiolas is a premium winery on Sardinia … Continue Reading →