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Mark Aselstine
 
July 11, 2014 | Mark Aselstine

Danza Del Sol Vermentino

It's honestly one of the better Temecula white's that I've had.  Nice to see a Vermentino made instead of Chardonnay, should work better with the warmer climate down there.  Well done guys

Time Posted: Jul 11, 2014 at 2:40 PM
Mark Aselstine
 
July 11, 2014 | Mark Aselstine

Aridus Wine Co

Custom crush in Arizona comes in.  It's interesting and I've written about positive experiences in Willcox in the past.  Grapes come from New Mexico.

Mark Aselstine
 
July 11, 2014 | Mark Aselstine

Buttonwood 2013 Zingy

Buttonwood makes about 8,000 cases of wine a year from 31 acres.  The vines are among the oldest in Santa Ynez Valley at 31 years old.  This is a 2013 Sauvignon Blanc. $20 retail.  Really bright acidity literally bursting of green apple.

Mark Aselstine
 
July 11, 2014 | Mark Aselstine

Jordan Winery RRV Chardonnay

I come all this way, just to come home in terms of wine.  A Russian River Chardonnay simply always works and this does. $30 or so retail in combo of new and used oak-not suppose to overly oaky.

Mark Aselstine
 
July 11, 2014 | Mark Aselstine

Rios of Chile

Northern Chile winery.  Seems almost slightly sweet.  A good summer selection and a straight forward Sauvignon Blanc.  Coming stateside at $8.99 per bottle.  Touch of grimy and almost salinity.  High vineyard at 500 meters (1600 feet above sea level)