Tuesday - Saturday
12 PM - 8 PM
are the March, 2007 Featured Wines for the Wines
by Jennifer Wine Club.
single most exciting current development
in Chile is the range of fine white wines now emerging.
Leading the way is the Montes "Leyda Vineyard," a
very well-made, deeply serious Sauvignon Blanc
that is both lively and richly flavored.
assertive aroma offers loads of pretty pink grapefruit
and ripe, citrus tangerine,
with a bit of confection. Itís medium-bodied in the
mouth, with a good dose of herbaceous sweet pea and
that stops well short of the garden salad crunch of
typical New Zealand versions of SB. This
is a right-down-the-middle Sauvignon Blanc, with
to please everyone, including lots of bright fruit
and brisk acidity, as well as some stony minerality
on the finish.
mix of herb and fruit notes, with chive,
sweet pea, honeysuckle and lemon verbena
followed by a bright, minerally finish.
Begs for food. Nicely done. Drink now.
8,000 cases made. - Wine Spectator,
PAIRING RECOMMENDATIONS: Seafood,
shell fish, chicken, grilled vegetables.
Leyda Valley is a newly designated region near
the Pacific Ocean that is starting to gain serious
attention among wine aficionados. Located just
south of the Casablanca Valley, the first commercial
vines were planted in Leyda Valley in the late
1990's and the first harvest was as recent as
2001. Itís just 12km from the coast and even
cooler than the Casablanca Valley. The constant
sea breeze blows inland and dries the grapes
slightly, adding to their concentration. Leyda
has quickly established a glowing reputation
for high quality Sauvignon Blanc.
2004 Lake Breeze
Lake Breeze is one of Australia's most awarded
boutique wineries, achieving an extraordinary level
of success in Australian Wine Shows, including 16
trophies and 51 gold medals since 1994.
grapes used to make this classic wine were selectively
harvested from six rows of the family's 72 year-old
Grenache vines. They were hand picked when very ripe
the flavor and body of the wine, which shows an intense
aroma of ripe berries with pepper and earthy overtones.
The palate is rich and spicy, with a long soft finish.
With correct cellaring, this wine will age gracefully
over the next 4-5 years. Only 320 dozen produced.
Langhorne Creek is one of Australia's
oldest and fastest-growing wine grape districts. Vineyards
were first planted in the 1860's at Langhorne Creek on
the banks of the Bremer River. The region rests between
the Adelaide Hills and Lake Alexandrina, only a one hour
drive from Adelaide.
Langhorne Creek is renowned for its full-bodied red
wines. The grapes have an intense quality due to the
location and unique natural influences. Cool afternoon
breezes from Lake Alexandrina help to create a surprisingly
cool climate, which allows for a longer, more even ripening
period. This is coupled with deep, rich alluvial soil,
which is deposited by the unique annual flooding of the
The Lake Breeze winemaker/manager
Greg Follett, and proprietors Ken and Marlene Follett
have visited us at Wines by Jennifer in the past and
we look forward to seeing them again soon to learn
about all the new happenings at Lake Breeze!
by Jennifer is also proud to announce our new "Cellar
Club", featuring a new wine each month suitable for
long-term aging. Call the shop and ask for Jennifer for all
the details on this exciting new Club, or visit our Featured
Cellar Club Wine page for details on this month's selection.