15 December 2006

Two new wines replacing Rioja and Gruner Veltliner

red wine

Avondale “Julia” 2001
Paarl, South Africa

A medium to full-bodied red with red and black berry flavors. Its firm tannins are accented by a slightly leathery and peppery finish. Those who liked the Rioja should like this, even though they’re very different. They share a vaguely rustic nature that I think goes well with a lot of our food but is also good for drinking on its own.

½glass 5.50 glass 7.95 / bottle 33


white wine

Masciarelli 2005 Trebbiano d’Abruzzo
Italy
This is a fun, easy-drinking, fairly dry wine that goes particularly well with seafood dishes. It’s light to medium bodied with a floral nose that is difficult to place, a touch of lemon on the palate and a crisp acidity that plays well with dishes up to three stars. Beyond that I think you might lose a little. I happen to think this wine gets even more interesting as it gets warmer.
½glass 4.50 glass 6.95 / bottle 27.95

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