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Wines by Jennifer®

Week of April 23rd, 2019

 

White & Rosé Wines

  • With a history dating to the mid-1800s, this is one of the oldest and most respected winemaking families of Piedmont. Arneis is the main white grape in the Roero area northwest of Alba. It gained DOCG recognition in 2006, the highest official quality ranking among Italian wines. This is a terroir-driven wine expressing an unrivaled fruitiness, delicate freshness, and bracing mineral notes.

  • Despite the name, this crisp and lush rosé is 100% Garnacha, the grape for which Campo de Borja is famous. Pretty salmon color in the glass, with loads of floral and red berry aromas leading to cherry, strawberry, and raspberry flavors on the palate. The creamy mouthfeel shows hints of spice on the pleasantly tart finish. Try it with the “Roasted Garlic” recipe from our Wines by Jennifer® Cookbook.

Red Wines

  • This wine derives its name from the Piemontese dialect word grignole, meaning grape seeds. The Grignolino grape has a lot of these seeds, which are responsible for its great tannic structure. Intense, refined and floral, with notes of cranberry, strawberries, roses and a touch of spice. Dry and light-bodied, it is pleasantly savory with a bright acidity. This is great companion for light summer pasta salads.
  • After Sangiovese and Montepulciano, Barbera is the third most-planted red grape variety in Italy. It is THE grape of Monferrato, dwelling well on the sunny hillsides of this region. Intense and bright, with notes of violet and maraschino cherries. Rich middle notes remind of dates and figs. Powerful and fresh on the palate, with white pepper and chocolate notes balanced on a persistent finish.
  • The Shiraz grapes for this wine were harvested from a number of different vineyards in the beautiful Margaret River region. Rich and spicy in the nose, with dense dark cherry, blueberry and mixed red berry fruits. This is a highly expressive wine with great fruit concentration driven by mixed berries and dark, juicy cherry fruit. Sweet, juicy tannins from the French oak, along with hints of hazelnuts, toast, and white pepper. Yummy!
  • The name comes from the Inca word for the Milky Way's "river of stars," honoring Elqui Valley’s reputation for having the world’s clearest atmosphere. Made in a style similar to old world Italian wines, this red blend is a very fruit-driven wine that is juicy but not jammy. Intense ripe blackberry and plum fruits with a touch of vanilla and spice, pair with grilled meats and Mediterranean dishes.

Appetizer of the Week

Assorted Marmalades over Cream Cheese Served with Toasted Baguettes

Assorted Marmalades over Cream Cheese Served with Toasted Baguettes - $10

For more specific information on these great wines, or to taste for yourself, stop by the Tasting Room at Wines by Jennifer this week. We look forward to seeing you!

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And Now Introducing:

Wines by Jennifer® Wine Flights!

($10 Club Members/$12 Guests)


The Wines by Jennifer® Wine Flights program was developed to allow introduction, exploration and comparison into specific wine styles, regions, varietals, wineries and winemakers. The Port Flight will consist of three 1-ounce pours, served in unison.

Featured Flight: Around the World with Pinot Noir!

 

Pinot Noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in cooler climates, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France. U.S Regions that have gained a reputation for fine Pinot Noir wines include the Willamette Valley of Oregon and the Carneros, Central Coast and Russian River AVAs of California.

The varietal name is derived from the French words for “pine” and “black.” Pine alludes to the grape having tightly clustered, pine cone-shaped bunches of fruit, characteristics that make it a difficult variety to cultivate. Thin skin and low levels of phenolic compounds also lead to producing mostly light colored, medium-bodied and low-tannin wines that can often go through phases of uneven and unpredictable aging.

When young, Pinot tends to have red fruit aromas of cherries, raspberries and strawberries. As the wine ages, it has the potential to develop more vegetal and "barnyard" aromas that can contribute to the complexity of the wine. You may also know the official Wines by Jennifer® Customer Ambassador, Welcoming Committee and CFO (Chief Feline Officer) is Pinot, our winery/house cat. Here at Jennifer’s we are quite fond of both Pinots – the one in the bottle and the one that is often times snoozing in a sunny, warm chair. We hope you enjoy them both while you are here!

 

  • The nose on this Willamette Valley Pinot is complex with aromas of strawberry, cherry, blackberry, dried fruit, dried flowers, cedar and lilac. The strawberry note continues on the palate along with red cherries, black plums, pomegranate, bittersweet chocolate and pie spice, all balanced beautifully by bright acid and well-structured tannins. Pair this Pinot Noir with rich foods like grilled lamb, salmon, mushroom risotto, or the WBJ® applewood smoked gouda cheese.
  • This New Zealand Pinot is a blend of various parcels of fruit from the winery's extensive estate vineyards in Marlborough. Smoky dark fruit aromas with nutmeg, an early hit of strawberry and plum, followed by bramble/raspberry notes. The mid-palate introduces dried herbs and earth with a touch of caramel. A rich, supple wine with good volume and persistence.
  • Coming from a single plot located in Savigny-les-Beaune, this French Pinot is a wine that expresses all the aromas of its varietal in a simple way. Vinified in open vats, fermentation takes place over a week under closely monitored temperature control. The wine is then placed in barrels or vats for an aging phase that lasts 12-18 months, depending on the vintage. Soft and fruity, this is a very versatile food wine that is perfect for most occasions!

 


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