T his tasting was perfect for the ever warming weather…. but again being inside at a wine tasting during the rain on Saturday was pretty good as well.
A wide range to try this time. The Riesling was sweet with a wonderful flora aroma. The Pinot Grigio also had a hint of sweetness. I seldom try Pinot Grigio that are this fruit forward. The Chardonnay was the crispest of the three whites, having a nice level of acidity.
As for the Natura Carmenere this is a very young wine that needs some time to age. Very light for a Carmenere and extremely dry.
And the McWilliams Shiraz. I would see this as a food wine. The fruit flavors are hidden in this very dry wine. A good steak will probably bring it out.
Although this was mostly featuring Be wines someone quickly asked if any of the OneHope wines from the previous tasting last weekend were in stock and indeed they were and a case was quickly sold.
Where: Vineyard Wine Market (map), 4414 Evans to Lock Road, Evans, GA. (706) 922-9463
When: Friday, June 8, 2012. 4:30 to 6:30pm, Saturday, June 9, 2012. 2 to 6 pm.
Cost: Determined by Flight
Here are the wines presented (click to see more):
- Be. Radiant Riesling 2011
- Be. Flirty Pink Moscato 2011
- Be. Bright Pinot Grigio 2011
- Be. Fresh Chardonnay 2011
- Natura Carmenere 2011
- McWIlliam’s Shiraz 2009
Here are the detailed wine notes:
Be. Radiant Riesling 2011
The tempo is set for excitement with tantalizing fruit that boasts a marvelously magnetic appeal. Once your palate is captured by this zest for life, it is complemented by bright floral notes and whispers of sweetness that linger like that perfect evening that still floods your daydreams with sly smiles.–From their Website
From: Napa, California
Winery: Be Winery
Natura Carmenere 2011
20% in French oak barrels, for 6 months. Deep ruby-red in color, with light notes of cherries that combine elegantly with a spicy touch of black pepper, which adds pleasing aromatic complexity. On the palate, the tannins are firm and the acidity bright, resulting in a fresh and juicy wine with a very good finish.–From their Website
From: Colchagua Valley, Chile
McWIlliam’s Shiraz 2009
Color: Crimson red with purple hues. Aromas: Dark black fruit aromas of plum combine with spice and vanillin oak. Flavors: The supple yet generous palate is dominated by rich, plum and raspberry fruit flavors with hints of spice and vanilla. The wine is soft and well balanced with a lingering, fruit focused finish. Cellaring potential: Enjoy at the time of release for its fresh fruit flavors. Serving Temperature: Room temperature (18 °C).–From their Website