This lovely wine hails from the region of Umbria where they refer to it as "Italian Lemonade" This wine is a blend of 40% Grechetto, 30% Procanico, 20% Sauvignon e Malvasia, 10% Vermentino and is harmonious and well-balanced, dry and fruity, with a bitter bitter almond aftertaste. Excellent as an aperitif, it suits for light starters, first courses, crustaceans and fish.nter Wine Description
Kiara White is a Blend of 63% Chardonnay, 19% Viognier, 14% Sauvignon Blanc and 4% Muscat. This amicable blend greets your senses with aromas of pineapple and white peach. Notes of rosy cara cara orange and pink lady apple bring charm to a palate underlain by flirtatious wisps of apricot and ginger. The Kiara Red is a blend of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Malbec, 21% Tannat and 17% Zinfandel. An attractive bouquet of cocoa powder and suede leads to a ripe expression of huckleberries, blueberries and créme de cassis. Subtle cardamom spice and dusty tannins compose a sophisticated oak structure.
This amazing white blend hails from the Penedes region just south of Barcelona, Spain. We loved this wine from the moment we smelled its aromas! Although it is 70% Muscat, its elegantly sweet on the palate and not what you know as Moscatos from Asti, Italy (which are also lovely). We already know this wine will be a big hit for the warmer months to come. A patio wine with cheeses and some shell fish for sure! 70% Muscat, 20% Macabeo, and 10% Xarel-lo: Organic farming practices
2018 Illahe Viognier, Willamette Valley Oregon $18.99
I have always loved Viognier! Some call it "the red lover's white" or "the white grape that thould have been red". Whatever the case may be, I guess for me, it is the floral weight on the wine while not being bogged down by the weight of an overly oaked Chardonnay. I had this wine after several years again recently when it's winemaker, Brad Ford, paid a visit to Cobble Hill, here in Cedar Rapids. The winemaker's dinner paired this wine (almost served at room temp) with an amazing seafood strata which had everyone on their knees. The following week I knew I needed to re-welcome this little gem back into my shop and it's been love ever since. -Traci
2016 Poppy Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands CA $13.99
Grapes for this Chardonnay were harvested off our Hillside Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation, which H14:H16is located in the Central Coast of California. The pronounced slope of the vineyard with well-drained soils and eastern exposure allows us to select blocks for varying levels of maturity over multiple dates. The foundation of this wine is truly made in the Vineyard. This focused, elegant Chardonnay’s aromas feature sweet golden apple, ripe citrus, tropical fruit and almond with touches of creamy yeast, vanilla and oak in the background. On the palate, the rich flavors are complemented by a light touch of toasty oak and refreshing citrus with mineral notes and bright acidity in the finish.