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OCD Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015
This pinot noir from Otto’s Constant Dream (OCD) comes from the Marlborough; New Zealand’s most important wine producing region. The grapes for this bottle are sustainably farmed and hand harvested. They come from two cooler climate vineyards in the Wairau Valley, where clay soils deliver power while a gravel base brings elegance and finesse. The final result is a light, easy drinking pinot with enough body and weight to stand up to lamb, pork, and it’s an especially good pairing with salmon.
Washington is the number two wine producing state in the US, behind only California. The wines from the region generally don't get the same attention as the Golden State but that’s beginning to change as the state has been producing Cabernets of excellent quality and value. cabernet sauvignon from the state tend to be more approachable, highlighting fruit and displaying softer tannin. Grapesmith & Crusher Cabernet, also known as the "typewriter wine", is a full-bodied cab with dark fruit, cassis, and pepper. A solid bottle at an affordable price!
Grapesmith & Crusher Rosé 2018
The producers of everyone’s favorite “typewriter” cabernet sauvignon also makes a rosé and to use a technical wine term, it’s yummy! The grapes used vary every year and this year’s blend of syrah, cinsault, grenache, and mourvèdre is a winner. It’s full flavored with notes of red fruit and a firm acidic backbone. This was a late addition to our rosé selection but it’s quickly became one of our favorites.
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Old World Wine vs. New World Wine: Profiles
Most wine consumers are familiar with the terms “old world” and “new world” but for those who might not know the difference, here’s a guide to the regions, grapes and styles that differentiate the two