Winemaker icon Dave Phinney has created “Locations” wine group with a simple concept: “Make the best possible wine from a given country or location.”
Four selections proudly carry the flagship of his new wines.
NZ7- New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc ($19.99) is crisp and aromatic with notes of luscious grapefruit, gooseberries, freshly mown grass and ripe tropical fruit. The wine has a bright and fresh enticing introduction on the palate with balanced fruit and acidity and a clean mineral finish.
WA5- a Washington red wine ($19.99) is an exciting blend of Syrah, Merlot and Petit Sirah. It is deep purple in color with aromas of wild blueberries, cassis and enticing whispers of forest floor. Dense flavors of plum and milk chocolate open the curtain to violet, anise, black tea and brown spices cascading in silky tannins on the finish.
F5- is a luscious red wine ($19.99) from some of the best regions in France – a blend of Grenache, Syrah and assorted Bordeaux varietals. Notes of raspberry, rhubarb and wild strawberry are complemented by enticing aromas of tobacco, lavender and rose petal. Cranberry and other red fruit adds a touch of savory notes.
E5- a blend of Grenache, Tempranillo, Monastrell and Carignan – captures the nobility of Spain. Dark, polished amethyst in the glass, the blend boasts notes of white pepper, tobacco and black currant. A silky mouthfeel with a palate of dark plum, black raspberry and hints of French vanilla closes with subtle black cherry on the finish.