We’re back, with a chat and a tasting with Clemens Lageder from Alois Lageder Winery in the far North of Italy.
John tries out the 2011 “Estay” from Dominio Dostares.
Bursting with fresh red berry aromas accented by floral and spicy oak notes on the nose. Bright fruit flavors perfectly compliment the crisp acidity and structured tannins. Well-balanced and round, Estay is a fresh, pure expression of the region’s native varietal. Produced from 90-year-old vines cultivated at 810 meters, this wine is aged 6 months in second-use French, American, and Hungarian oak barrels. Serve within a few years of the vintage with a wide variety of simple, everyday cuisine such as tomato-based pastas, grilled white meats, and roasted vegetables.
John talks about a project close to his heart – three custom blends from Ken Wright cellars, named after his family and friends.
Sandra Oldfield paid us a visit at Marquis Wine Cellars, so we decided to taste a few of her wines, including the Pinot Noir, Two Bench White and the Oldfield Series Merlot.
John tries the 2011 Obsidian Ridge Cabernet – A big, bold Cabernet from Sonoma. We actually opened this for a video last week but the file was fried, so we tried it again after three days, and it had opened up magnificently!
John chats with Cecile from Susana Balbo, about Crios wines, and we learn a bit about the history of the vineyards from the Vineyard Manager.