June Wine Round-Up: A Few of My Favorite Things
It’s June, it’s hot and it’s time for the round-up of wines that made the grade this month. It’s a mix of red and whites that consisted of wines from around the globe. We tried many more than what made this column.
The notable wines from California, Australia, France, Spain and Greece were as follows:
2013 Jordan Chardonnay – tropical fruit, a touch of oak, but well balanced with a nice minerality that made it perfect for a seafood dinner accompaniment.
2011 Ktima Tselepos Blanc De Gris Moschofilero – I tried a few Greek wines, but this one topped my favorite list. Great acidity, citrus and minerality. It was great.
2013 Palacio de Bornos Rueda Verdejo – Very refreshing with a nice mix of citrus, flowers and fruit.
2011 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon – what can say I say? Jordan makes delicious wines. This had notes of chocolate, cassis, blackberry, herbs and vanilla.
2012 Edge Cabernet Sauvignon – big blackberry taste, nicely balanced with notes of chocolate.
2012 Alanera Rosso Veronese – dried black fruit, spice, tobacco and mocha. This had a great earthiness and nice balance.
2012 Salton Intenso Cabernet France — red fruit, strawberry, tobacco, leather and coffee. A really interesting representation of Cabernet Franc.
2012 Yangarra Ironheart Shiraz – whoa – deep dark fruit, mocha, blueberry and earth. This one blew me away.
2012 Yangarra GSM – black cherry, mocha, herbs and earthiness make this another must try red.
2013 Emilio Moro Finca Resalso – a nice tempranillo blend with notes of chocolate, mocha, eucalyptus, licorice and deep black fruit.
2012 Protos Tinto Fino – earthy, black berry, violet and herbs. A good everyday drinking red wine.