LE2013 presents five distinguished wines from some of the finest growing regions in the world.  Order yours by December 3, 2013.  Remember these wines only come out once and will not be on our regular wine list.

 

Available January 2014:

South African Shiraz Cabernet with grape skins:  This classic blend showcases the depth and ripeness of these intense grapes.  Cabernet Sauvignon’s classic character of blackberry, currants, black cherry and cedar blend seamlessly with the densely packed berry, chocolate, espresso and pepper characters of Shiraz with a hint of earthiness.

South African Viognier Chenin Blanc Roussanne:  These thress grapes make an unique wine of elegance, power and delicacy:  crisp, but honeyed with aromas of apricot, orange blossoms, herbal tea and melons give way to a medium body and a long rich finish of floral notes.  Sweetness: Dry

 

Available February 2014:

Pacific Quartet:  The four grapes showcase a host of brilliant flavours of bright fruit, excellent structure and a long finish.  Viognier from Chile give apricots, blossoms and stone fruit.  Chenin Blanc from California gives a wonderful melony-honeyed aroma with hints of apple.  Gewurztraminer from Washington contributes lychee, rose petals and floral notes and Muscat from Australia’s Murrya-Darling Valley gives wonderful grapey notes with dried fruit and hints of orange peel.  Sweetness:  Off-Dry

 

Available March 2014:

Oregon Pinot Noir:  Deep ruby with garnet highlights Oregon Pinot Noir as a poet rather than a linebacker, and it’s character is defined almost as much in the elisions between it’s delicate scents and ethereal aromas as it is from it’s rich fruit and finesse.  Aromas of red cherry, bright raspberry and strawberry give way to the delicate scents of vioents and the tannins are lustrously smooth and full on the palate.

 

Available April 2014:

Red Mountain, Washington Cabernet Merlot:  Apowerful wine with immediate notes of oak and blackcurrants on the nose come to mingle with peppery spice and cedar, supported by a fruit-driven palate of boysenberry, plum, redcurrant, and black cherry.  The finish is boldly tannic, with a mouth-filling grip of dense, brambly fruit.