The Wines of Alsace & Your Wine Questions

by Laurie Forster on August 30, 2014

Sips of the Week

Wilm Pinot Gris, Alsace France $14

Winemaker’s Notes: Pale golden yellow. Elegant nose, peach and apricots notes. Light, round, good structure, good persistence, yellow fruits aromas. PAIRING Smoked fish, game, white meats in sauce, roast pork or veal, artichokes, mushroom–‐based dishes. Serve at 48–‐43 degrees Fahrenheit.

Lucien Albrecht Crement d’Alsace Rose NV, Alsace, France $19.99

Winemaker’s Notes: The flavors display nice strawberry and wild cherry fruit, with a touch of richness on the mid palate. It is balanced with dry, crisp acidity and complimented with a creamy texture and long finish. Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir

Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com

 

Upcoming Events

10/2 Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Dinner featuring some of Laurie’s favorite wines from Australia!

10/3-5 Wine & WhoopPOW: Girl’s Getaway in St Michaels, MD

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.

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Cliff Lede Stags_Leap_2011Listen to show podcast by Clicking here: Listen now!

Sips of the Week

Laurie talks to Remi Cohen of Cliff Lede Vineyards about the terroir of Stags Leap District, Viticulture and the 2014 drought in CA. With Remi Cohen in the role of Vice President of Operations overseeing winegrowing, production, and national distribution, Cliff Lede has a farmer in charge. And considering Cohen’s background in farming, biology, business and sustainability, the new approach dovetails nicely with Cliff Lede’s emphasis on the quality of estate vineyards and terroir-based wines.

Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Napa Valley $25

Winemaker’s Notes: With the cut and color of yellow sapphire, the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc shines brilliantly in the glass and tempts with alluring aromas of lemon verbena, fall persimmon, and fresh white peaches. Gorgeous floral notes of orange blossom, honeysuckle, and night blooming jasmine intertwine with the top notes of the effusive bouquet. This unctuous styled white coats the palate with layers of lemon curd, quince paste, candle wax, and honeyed citrus marmalade. A vibrant spine of minerality supports the rich mouthfeel and lends notes of gunflint, powdery talc, and wet stone to the finish.

Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Napa Valley $70

Winemaker’s Notes: Bing cherry, kirsch, and dark chocolate aromas are complemented by hints of cardamom, star anise, and clove. A note of dried sage builds upon the earthy minerality redolent of crushed rock. Supple, supportive tannins create a velvety texture and lengthy finish for this elegant, mineral-laced wine.

Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com

 

Upcoming Events

10/2 Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Dinner featuring some of Laurie’s favorite wines from Australia!

10/3-5 Wine & WhoopPOW: Girl’s Getaway in St Michaels, MD

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

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Featured Interview Find out how one couple fell in love right here in Baltimore with each other and with wine. John Fones of Cellars 33 met the woman of his dreams (Katie) in Baltimore and to impress her switched from beer to wine. Together they began a love affair with wine that brought them to […]

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