Tasting Notes September 9, 2012

2010 Yarden Chardonnay Odem Vineyards (Gallilee, Israel)

Luscious and  aromatic , this Yarden Chardonnay is all about tropical fruit, fresh pear, and tangy citrus. With all its richness it is still balanced and elegant – and a fabulous price for an Israeli price at just under 20.  I experienced it at The Modern … a top restaurant run by Danny Meyers at the Museum of Modern Art. We paired it with scallops and salmon … fabulous!

2008 Yarden Merlot (Gallilee, Israel)

Very interesting Merlot with layers of plum, cherry, chocolate, and earth. The body is full and can be paired with many dishes … I tried it with a steak salad at the Modern (detailed above) yet I also liked it with my salmon. Can pair well with a number of dishes.

2010 Ricossa Moscato d’Asti (Italy, Piedmont, Asti, Moscato d’Asti)

straw color, fat slow bubbles, on nose fresh ripe apricot,peach, honeysuckle, on palate med weight, off-dry (25 grams/lr?), nice finish – fairly crisp and dry – with some minerals, a floral honeysuckle element, more ripe apricot. a nice aparitif or to serve with an angel food cake (1 view)

You can read an excellent article on Moscato here

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  • http://www.cucinaecantina.net Giovanni/cucinaecantinawine

    Hi Marisa!

    My name is Giovanni and I am an Italian wineblogger.
    I agree with your comments about Ricossa Moscato. I know very well this brand. Good wines with an excellent value for money. If you like sweet and aromatic wines, you should also try Malvasia di Casorzo Ricossa.Then there are also a Gavi and a really interesting Barolo of the same line of products!

    Anyhow, this summer I was in California where I visited Napa, Sonoma, Dry Creek and Russian River Valley.
    I tasted more than 125 wines, visiting +20 wineries. If somebody is interested, next days I will publish a kind of homemade guide of that area on my blog (www.cucinaecantina.net).

    See ya there!
    Giovanni

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