Su Vino Winery Wine Tasting

Su Vino Winery, Phoenix AZ
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Recently moving to Arizona, Teri purchased a Groupon for this winery/tasting room located in Scottsdale, AZ. The winery featured the ability to create your own personal bottles with selected custom characteristics.

Chardonnay
Teri: I love unoaked Chardonnays…so I had to try theirs. This Chard carried nice long legs with tastes of apricot and lemon. A strong full body for a white with the classic full fruit flavors of an unoaked chardonnay. 87 points  
Aaron:  There was a tart, crisp smell of apricot and apple followed by a tangy flavor.  This was not smooth enough and had too much grass on the taste for me.  It lingered in the mouth, but that was not a good thing.  81 points

Peachy Keen
Teri: As a fan of fruit flavors, this summer delight was distinct and wonderful. Light and refreshing smell and taste of peach with a crisp finish, this is a great summer wine. Relaxing outdoors would be a perfect place to bring this chilled bottle. 90 points

Pinot Noir
Teri: A nice deep flavor gives this pinot some strong points with me. Dark cherries and berries blend well with a hint of oak and vanilla. 90 points 

Merlot:
Aaron:  This merlot had a nice nose and was full of fruit.  Plum and raisin with a little honey introduced a dry flavor which was dark and warm.  Cocoa, nuts and oaks clouded the palate.  87 points

Cabernet Sauvignon:
Aaron: The mild smell on this Cab was hard to pinpoint.  It had a dry, spicy flavor but a surprisingly smooth finish.  Good body and tannins complemented oak-wrapped blueberries.  86 points

Syrah:
Teri: This syrah had a nose that carried both fruit and oak. With medium legs I tasted the classic syrah characteristics of spice with some dark berries and licorice. Overall, not my favorite. 86 points 

Zinfandel:
This zin was just too light.  Plum and raspberry on the thin nose were nothing like the vanilla and cocoa flavor.  There was a bitterness on the swallow similar to too much bite.  This was just dry and harsh.  82 points

Bella Rosa:
This was a custom wine which was supposed to be big and full.  I felt it was too dry and featured a sharp flavor but surprisingly smooth swallow.  It was tingly and tasted young and bland with only moderate fruits.  83 points

Porto Coco:
Chocolate port? Yes, please! This is a sipper wine with strong taste of sweet chocolate followed by a slightly bitter berry and raisin taste. It was on the heavier side in viscosity similar to maple syrup. Good but I definitely could not drink too much. 88 points

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