Sips of the Week
Benziger Sauvignon Blanc 2012, North Coast, CA, $13.99 SUSTAINABLE
Winemaker’s Notes: Elegant and complex, the 2011 Sauvignon Blanc has an unbelievably inviting bright acidity which matches well with its crisp minerality. On the nose, be ready for citrus and fresh cut grass- reminiscent of a lazy summer afternoon. Alluring apricot and apple flavors coat the palate, while subtle citrus and delicious minerality stream along the sides of the tongue; its seamless flavors carry through to the finish.
Winemaker’s Notes: Our Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is very inviting with aromas of black olive and savory, dark fruit. Its well weighted structure and integrated tannins add a light chalkiness to the palate. Flavors of black currant, Bing cherry and juicy plum endure from start to finish, as hints of tea and cocoa help support the mid-palate. We recommend pairing with Three Cheese Skillet Pasta, BBQ Pork Ribs, or Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Eggplant and Goat Cheese.
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Jeff McBride, the VP of winemaking at Benziger Family Winery
Jeff McBride joined the Benziger winemaking team in January 2012. A longtime resident of Sonoma County, McBride’s experience includes winemaking at Kenwood and Dry Creek Vineyards, St. Michelle Wine Estates and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, a career that has now spanned over 34 years.
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6/15 Join Laurie for her smash hit wine tasting comedy show Something to Wine About at Knob Hall Winery in Clear Spring, MD at 7PM.
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