This week we are comparing old world wines against their new world counterparts.
Decoy Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma County) Smooth peachy nose. This vivid and enticing wine offers bright, stone fruit flavors of nectarine and apricot, as well as lovely notes of honeydew, lemongrass and grapefruit. On the palate, refreshing acidity mingles with a subtle sweetness that carries through to a fresh, lively finish. Light and crisp. Food pairings include chicken lo-mein, delicate fish, or oysters $17.99
La Petite Perriere Sauvignon Blanc (France) A shining Sauvignon with sharp green brightness. The nose is elegant without over-exuberance, a fair and harmonious expression of white flowers, elderflowers and acacia, balanced with a light minerality. After a silky attack, the middle of the palate wakes up in a pleasant freshness, finishing with fruity notes of white peaches and lychees. $10.99
Cantele Primitivo (Italy) NOSE: The minerality of the nose creates a delicate combination of morello and sour cherry and prune. Floral and spicy notes follow in a superbly persistent finish. PALATE: Gentle tannins, impressive acidity combine with the classic delicacy and alcoholic content of Primitivo in the flavors of this once forceful but now elegant and noble wine. PAIRING: Pasta with rich meat sauces, excellent with red meat and in particular lamb. An ideal pairing for moderately aged as well as intense ripe cheeses. $11.99
Brazin Old Vine Zinfandel (Lodi California) Big, bold and offers aromas of rich black fruit and mocha that mingle with hints of spice and soft vanilla. $16.99