Sunday, July 15, 2007

Sniff, Swirl & Sip Sunday #2

Today I'll be reviewing 3 more wines from the inventory at The Traveling Vineyard. Come along with me on this senses-stimulating adventure.

White: 2006 Speiss, Eden Valley Riesling

I just tried this wine for the first time at a wine tasting I conducted yesterday. This is a dry white that is full of vibrant citrus and floral flavors. Reislings are a great wine to have with seafood, and this one is no exception. Pick this one from South Australia next time you want to throw some shrimps on the barbie. Also a great choice for those of you who enjoy spicey foods - you can't go wrong with Riesling!

Red: 2004 Paseo Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon

This is the wine that convinced my self-professed-only-white-zin-loving-mother-in-law that she just may have to branch out a little bit more. From Maule Valley, Chile, the Paseo is rich with aromas of cassis, black pepper, vanilla and toast, while the flavor is fully fruity. Pairing nicely with everything from steak to vegetarian options to pizza, there's truly no way to go wrong with this choice.

Blush: 2006 Paseo Reserve, Syrah Rose'

Okay, okay. I admit. This is one wine I haven't yet tried. But given the rave reviews I've received and personally endorse from the Paseo Cab Sauv mentioned above, I'd say this rose' from the same winery has also got to be a winner. So if you are someone, like many wine drinkers out there, who tends to stick with the white zin/rose'/blush family of flavors, why not pick this one up and give it a shot? This Chilean choice with its bright, lively color and elegant label will also please you if you usually choose wines by the beauty of the bottle. Whatever your motivation or manner of decision making, this wine is sure to make you happy, as it complements both a wide variety of palates and pairs perfectly with a wide variety of food options.

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