Wines of the Week

May 12th-26th

Buena Vista Pinot Noir North Coast 2015

Sonoma, California

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Buena Vista Winery has a rich, delicious heritage as the first premium, and certainly the most colorful, of all the wineries in California. And its founder, the self-proclaimed “Count of Buena Vista,” Agoston Haraszthy, was a vivacious and eccentric pioneer with a veritable love and unending commitment to California wine. Surrounded by his own tales of intrigue and political exile, The Count immigrated from Europe in 1840 in pursuit of opportunity and freedom in the burgeoning American West. Following the forty-niners in search of gold in the hills of Northern California, Haraszthy sought “purple gold” – the perfect ‘terroir’ for exceptional wine. He ultimately settled in Sonoma, birthplace of California and capital of the short-lived California Republic, where he founded Buena Vista Winery in 1857.

The 2015 North Coast Pinot Noir opens with aromas of ripe red fruits with cinnamon and clove. Delightful flavors of raspberry and black cherry are accented by notes of mocha and cardamom as they spread lusciously across the palate. Lower acidity balanced with bright flavors and a satisfying finish makes this an immediately enjoyable wine.

Morgan Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Monterery, California

90 points, Tasting Panel

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With more than thirty years’ experience, Dan Lee and the Morgan label have been synonymous with artisan, vineyard-centric wines from the Santa Lucia Highlands and Monterey. Coming from a small town in California’s Central Valley, Dan Morgan Lee discovered enology satisfied his interest in both science and agriculture. After completing studies in enology, he was hired as winemaker for a couple wineries in Monterey County. While making wine full-time, Dan aspired to craft his own label. It was at a meeting of the Monterey County Winegrowers Association that he shared his vision with a banker, who would later also become his wife. In 1982, Dan and Donna Lee opened the doors of Morgan Winery. Their very first Monterey Chardonnay earned a Gold Medal at the LA County Fair and a Platinum Medal from Wine & Spirits Magazine. Since then, Morgan has become one of the Central Coast’s most recognized labels, earning “Winery of the Year” honors from Wine & Spirits in 1996 and from the San Francisco Chronicle in 2003.

The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc features aromas of lemon balm, guava, and citrus blossom. Flavors of key lime and grapefruit with a hint of grass are lively and refreshing. The small touch of oak lightly accents the bright acidity and adds an elegant texture. An incredibly food-versatile wine; a natural match for shellfish, seafood, and lighter summer fare.

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