Monday, May 12, 2014

WOW: Blinded by the Light - Illumination!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Blinded by the Light - Illumination Sauvignon Blanc!
Line 39 Wines
Just as you thought that Quintessa was a one-trick pony; the likes of which were only available to red wine drinkers - is pleased to share that those same Wine Makers have honed their focus to produce Illumination Sauvignon Blanc!

Product Description

"From the makers of Quintessa - 2012 saw a relatively dry spring and summer which created ideal weather conditions for bloom resulting in a great vintage. Harvest stretched over five weeks beginning on August 30th at Quintessa and concluding on October 4th in the cooler hillside vineyards. The grapes were hand-picked and gently whole-cluster pressed, minimizing oxygen contact with the juice, thus retaining more aromatic floral and fruit characters. The juice was fermented with half native yeast in a variety of vessels. French oak barrels (7% new) bring a depth to the body and a hint of oak spice while acacia barrels add a complex floral spice on the nose. Egg-shaped concrete fermenters add richness to the palate while retaining fresh aromas and stainless steel barrels maintain the purity of the fruit. Semillon adds a round mouth-feel to complement the vibrant, tangy Sauvignon Blanc. Lees stirring enhances weight and complexity." - Winery Notes

Illumination Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Tasting Notes

"The 2012 Illumination is aromatic with white peach, Meyer lemon and floral, jasmine notes. Soft tropical fruit flavors lead to a lush mouth-feel with a clean finish enhanced by mineral notes." - Winemaker Notes
Blend: 44% Sauvignon Blanc, 44% Sauvignon Blanc Musque, 12% Semillon

Monday, May 5, 2014

WOW: Celebrating Cinco de Mayo - with Bubbles!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Happy Cinco de Mayo - Celebrates with Bubbles!
Line 39 Wines is EXCITED to celebrate Cinco de Mayo....and what better way to do that than with bubbles?!

This week's WOW is meant to be your newest pool-side companion!  OR...stock up on this wine for hostess gifts for upcoming Summer parties and as a crowd-pleasing libation for impromptu gatherings.  Either way, at under $15 per bottle, THIS wine is cause for celebration all alone!

Product Description

"The Bisol Estate is one of the oldest in the region of Valdobbiadene area. The winery was founded in 1858 by Eliseo Bisol, who was well known for his distillery. Quality has continued to be driving force over the generations. In the last 30 years the Bisol brothers have succedeed in achieving a balance between tradition and modern technology. Because of the very steep hillsides, this is a difficult area to cultivate." - Winery Notes

Bisol Jeio Prosecco N/V Reviews

"Bisol’s NV Prosecco Jeio reveals notable freshness, vibrancy and crispness in its green apples, flowers and sweet spices. There is terrific energy and harmony here, but like most Proseccos, the wine is best enjoyed in its exuberant youth." - 88, Wine Advocate

Bisol Jeio Prosecco N/V Tasting Notes

The color is a light straw yellow . The nose is fruity and fresh The taste is sapid and elegant.

Bisol Jeio Prosecco N/V Pairings

Due to the 'brut' personality, this wines makes an ideal accompaniment for the entire complement of cocktail sandwiches and elaborate canap├ęs.