Friday, June 25, 2010

Live Blogging whites wines 1-6

Dusted Valley 09 Rambling Rose rose14% alcohol 52% mourvedre 29% cuonoise 16% syrah remainder viognier They make two brands Boomtown and Dusted Valley 15 wines from Dusted valley 5-6 wines from Boomtown Nice wine for a 90 degree day in Walla Walla 16 hours maceration bin 166 South African yeast 273 cases $18 retail dist mainly tasting room PNW

DeLille Cellars 08 Chaleur Estate Blanc 62% Sauv Blanc 38% Semillon they also make Doyenne Rhone style wines. This Chaleur is Bordeaux style hand pick, small batches, chill, whole berry press, free run into barrels --60% new french oak, stay in barrel 3-4 months Alcohol 13.9% 2000 cases $34

08 Duck Pond Pinot Gris $15 99.5% stainless steel fermented Alcohol 13.5% Willamette Valley 12-15,000 cases Jory clay soil, red clay.

Centine Bianco from Banfi Tuscany 30% chard, 40% sauv blanc and 30% pinot grigio $10-11
Non native grapes for the region. New oak.

Kung Fu riesling Charles Smith Single vineyard 1.5% residual sugar $12 25,000 cases national distribution
K vintner 09 viognier Single vineyard, 800 cases $22 bio-dynamically farmed no new oak Nice new world viognier

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