Some go by an Alias, some have secrets to keep, and others just choose to Stand Out. Either way, they’re all obviously good wines or we wouldn’t choose to share them with you.
Friday, August 19th
5:30 – 7:30
Murrieta’s Well, The Whip is the winery’s tribute to the great white blends of the world; a sophisticated yet approachable blend of aromatic white grapes. Fermented and aged in a combination of stainless steel and neutral barrels, this wine displays full-bodied aromas and flavors of white peach, vanilla, butterscotch and orange blossom with an extended and balanced finish. Blend: 285 Semillon, 24% Chardonnay, 14% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Orange Muscat, 11% Viognier, 11% Gewurztraminer, 1% White Riesling
Wente Riva Ranch Chardonnay
This single vineyard Chardonnay is a beautifully rich, yet balanced style of Chardonnay that represents the best the Arroyo Seco, Monterey appellation has to give. In addition to the classic Chardonnay aromas of apple and pear, Arroyo Seco consistently delivers aromas of tropical fruits and stone fruits. This is distinctly a California style of Chardonnay but is consistently well balanced with ample acidity. The wine was aged sur lie for 10 months in the same French and American oak barrels which adds a creamy note to the wine and enhances the texture.
Carmela Benagas Rosé
This tasty Cabernet Franc Rosé from Mendoza, Argentina is an attractive cherry red color with ruby hues, exploding with different flower and fruit perfumes. The taste is intense and refreshing with flavors of cherry, strawberry and raspberry that last in the mouth.
Alias Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir opens with bramble berry, wild strawberry, and rhubarb notes that accentuate the classic Pinot Noir aromas from the barrel. The palate is dominated by the same wild fruits in the aromas, with bright acid that is well integrated in the wine. The Pinot Noir also has dusty notes as well as a mild vanillin from the oak. The textures on the palate are very subtle, giving this Pinot Noir a bit of sexyness, both inside and out. Enjoy it slightly chilled.
Stand Out Red Blend
From SLO Down Wines in California, this red blend has a rich, dark color and alluring aromatics of cola, dark cherry, clove and vanilla. The texture is a fine balance of creamy goodness with a nice fistful of tannins. The flavors explode with loads of berry and sweet spices. Supple and lush, it’s simply delicious. 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and Just a touch of MAGIC