I am not an expert, just a discerning wine lover or amateur de vin (as the French say), but everyone has a different palate, likes and dislikes so it must be understood that any of my recommendations are personal. I just hope that you find them useful or at the very least - interesting. I also hope you enjoy my photos. It is more fun sharing then keeping them backed up on a hard drive.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fresh in the Valley - 20 Valley Favourites

Some QPR Highlights from my "Get Fresh in the Valley" tour:

Rosewood Estates Winery Semillion 2009 - $18.00
Intense and vibrant wine with essence of lemon grass and pear. - paired with a goat's cheese crostini

Staff Winery - Pinot Grigio 2009 - $21.00
Crisp, complex and beautiful matched with the pairing a pastry creation with papaya, ginger mint, vegetable, soya poached salmon ...

Angel's Gate Sussreserve Riesling 2009 - $13.95
Crisp lemon and white grapefruit but off dry. - Southwestern beans & rice with shrimp

Peninsula Ridge Wismer Sauvignon Blanc 2010 - $19.95
Tropical fruit and flint, complex long racy lemon finish - paired with goat's cheese, cucumber & mint

Good Earth Chardonnay 2008 - $19.00
Citrus and mineral on the nose, lime and white grapefruit with mineral finish. - paired with pea soup.

13th Street White Palette 2010
Blend includes Chardonnay-Musque, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris - white flowers and tropical fruit, beautiful balance. - Paired with a spring roll

Not "on the menu" but also liked:
Megalomaniac Bigmouth Merlot 2008 - $24.95
Black fruit, herbal - full and round in mouth.

13th Street Red Palette 2010 - $14.95
Blend includes Merlot, Pinot Noir, Gamay - Dusty, soft lots of bright red fruit, good structure

There were so many beautiful wines that weekend, all quite lovely, unfortunately the note taking blurred...

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