Tuesday - Saturday
12 PM - 8 PM
are the February, 2008 Featured Wines for the Wines
by Jennifer Wine Club.
d'Asti is a DOCG wine produced mainly in the districts
of Asti and in smaller nearby
regions in the districts of Alessandria and Cuneo. Produced
from the Moscato Bianco grape, the wine is sweet and
low in alcohol, and often enjoyed with
dessert. A related but
sparkling wine, Asti or Asti Spumante, is produced in
the same area from the same grape.
wine is straw or golden bright yellow in color, with
fragrant aromas typical of the Moscato
d'Asti grape. The palate is soft, lively, and long
lasting, with fragrant touches of flowers (elderflower,
acacia), fruit (apricot and
peaches) and aromatic herbs
Kenneth Volk Merlot
Paso Robles AVA was formed in 1983 and is situated
roughly in the center of the Central Coast, halfway
between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The entire
region encompasses more than 650,000 acres.
has a longstanding interest in and affinity for Bordeaux
varieties from Paso Robles. Templeton
and western portions of Paso Robles have consistently
proven among California's best areas for growing Merlot
- they've been Kenneth Volk's preferred areas from
the start - true Merlot, with plum, berry, fig and
and the true richness of the variety.
dark Merlot has aromas of anise seed, ripe berry,
and cigar box. On the palate, the wine is tightly
structured with moderately firm, persistent tannins. Prior to
bottling, 13% Cabernet Franc was added to lift the
aromatics and firm the structure of the wine.
wine with grilled or lightly smoked foods, barbequed
meats, and braised root vegetables.
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.