Thursday, April 9, 2009
THE ALIEN PICKS HIS APRIL FAVES
Spring has sprung, opening day in Major League baseball is behind us and the snow is almost melted.... Time for some spring time wines.
Mulderbosch Rose of Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, South Africa $10.99. A wonderful summer quaff, dry and expressive. Strawberry jam and cinnamon notes pervade, with great acidity and a citrus zing on the finish. Built for a sunny afternoon and a Cincinnati Reds pitching duel.
Irony Chardonnay 2006, Napa Valley $10.99. Buttery and opulent with light hints of oak and apple. Well integrated tannin and acidity make for a lovely summer Chardonnay. Perfect with a rare Ahi Tuna.
Seven Daughters White NV, California $11.49. A knockout! the perfect wine for Conundrum and Evolution fans. A dry refreshing blend that captures all that is good about california fruit.Perfect for happy hour with honeydew melon and watermelon notes that will refresh.
Clos Otto Boxhead Shiraz 2008, S. Australia $8.99. A heavy, inky shiraz with black berry and currant notes and a bit of black pepper and chocolate on the long, lingering finish. The perfect steak wine.
Seven Daughters Red NV, California $11.49. Syrah, merlot, zinfandel, carignane, sangiovese, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon combine to make an award winner. Big and bold with raspberry and mocha hints. Finishes with a bing cherry zing.4 stars and 2 puffs in Alfonse Spectator.
All till next month