This bottle came with a beautiful fruit arrangement from Harry & David given to us by my friend Sandy.
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Aaron: Soft white cherry blossoms and some honeysuckle on the nose of this Pinot Gris. The flavor was pear, with sweet white grape juice. This is easy to drink but a little syrupy and thick. I expected a lighter body. 89 points.
Teri: Peach and pear on the nose with a semi sweet finish. This bottle reminded me of Riesling. I tasted green apple, oak, and Rainer cherry with a long finish and a hint of mineral at the end. Very easy to drink and hearty for a white wine. 89 points and will be favorites of those who like their wine in the sweeter spectrum.
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Aaron: Red apple and palm trees cloud the nose and this is a little on the tart side but not bitter. It’s more to say it’s not sweet. I like that this is an easy-to-drink sparkling which can stand up to food and be enjoyed at any time. 89 points
Teri: Full disclaimer, I’m part of the “bubble club” for Treveri. Everything they make is high quality and a fantastic value (a few of their wines are even served at the White House). Their Blanc de Noir carries a nose of rose petals and raisins with flavors of orange peel, red apple, and floral undertones. This bottle is excellent on a warm day or to break out for a celebration (even the small ones). Not too sweet and not too dry, the Goldilocks of Brut sparkling wines. 91 points
Purchased from the Willow Crest Tasting Room, $15
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Aaron: This is really fruity. Pineapple, white raspberries, just generally pleasant nose. The flavor is a little sweeter with honeysuckle and some orange-lemon citrus. The flavor is crisp and clean but with a very acidic, alcohol flavor on the finish. 90 points
Teri: Fruity nose, good body, and ample stone fruits on the body of the wine. I tasted papaya, lemon, pineapple and a hint of sweet banana. Refreshing and full bodied with nice acidity on the finish. 91 points Perfect to pair with a hot day outside!
Lot 18 / The Tasting Room, $15
Aaron: Nectarine and apricots flooded the nose while the flavor was mildly tart – though not in a harsh way. The lingering finish reminded me of purple violets and apple cider vinegar. This wasn’t anything special but was a nice crisp white for summer. 88 points
Teri: Smooth flavors of stone fruits (apricots and nectarines) with a hint of mineral, close to granite. I enjoyed the smell of apricot on the nose and the smooth finish. Tasty and delicious. 90 points
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Aaron: Crisp apple and seawater nose. Lots of fruity pears and red apple. Not super harsh and doesn’t remind me of a traditional brut. Pretty tasty and full. 90 points
Teri: Light smell with flavors of pear and peach on the wine. Balanced bubbled and flavor. I enjoy the crispness of the sparkling wine plus the beautiful flavor. This bottle is not only beautiful but also delicious. Great gift or bring to a festive party! 90 points