Looking for something new and interesting to grace your glass this weekend? Our local partners in the wine business, Vine Lore, have these three wines – new to Utah shelves – for your consideration.
The 2013 aCRISP Chardonnay was sourced from fruit grown in vineyards in the cool climates of Northern California.
Tasting notes: This tasty and accessible 2013 chardonnay has delicate aromas of orange blossom and guava wrapped with the sensation of warm honey. A touch of smoky pineapple greets the beginning of the palate, filling out to flavors of lemon curd and orange zest. The vibrant acidity has subtle layers of oak and just a touch of butterscotch that lingers in the clean finish.
aCrisp Chardonnay 2013
Piattelli Torrontés comes from the Torrontés Riojano grape, a crisp and complex grape considered the best of the sub-varietals. Grown at 5,890 feet elevation, where extreme thermal amplitudes produce grapes bursting with flavor. Piattelli Torrontés is an elegant rendition of this varietal showcasing the freshness and floral qualities this wine is known for, moderated lightly with oak. Delicious paired with spicy foods.
Tasting notes: A refreshing, fragrant wine, the color of yellow topaz. This Torrontés bursts with tropical aromas of pineapple, peach and orange blossom. Aromatic notes resonate in the mouth with fresh apricot and lychee and a hint of orange zest. Acidity is well-balanced in the mouth with a citrusy medium finish.
90 Points – Stephen Tanzer 2013
89 Points – Wine Advocate 2013
89 Points – International Wine Cellar 2010
90 Points – Robert Parker 2009
Highest rated Torrontes – Wine Spectator 2009
Torrontés Reserve 2014
As the name alludes, the Trinita is a precise three-grape blend. Cultivated with arid-clean air, crystal-clear water, nutrient-rich soil, and following a meticulous, low volume process.
Tasting notes: A complex, elegant wine with a deep ruby hue, Trinità tantalizes the senses with an aromatic bouquet of coffee and spice, unfolds across the palate with sweetness and a hint of chocolate, and lingers with a moderate tannin pull and a finish reminiscent of plums.
Trinita Grand Reserve 2010 Red Blend (70% Malbec, 12% Merlot,18% Cab. Sauv.)
92 Points Wine Spectator 2010
* Gastronomic SLC is a proud local partner of Vine Lore.
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