This past week saw a focus on a variety of wines selected to highlight both California and Italian varieties. Looking back, it’s easy to see that there are lots of great selections out there, just waiting for your tasting.
Early in the week we produced two Edna Valley Vineyards selections. Edna Valley Vineyards, a Central Coast stalwart, produces five varieties:
• Cabernet Sauvignon
• Pinot Noir
• Sauvignon Blanc
We also highlighted the Edna Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in one of our mid-week articles.
The beauty of Edna valley wines are that they have influence from both the coastal marine layer prevalent in the area as well as the very warm heat of California’s inland valleys. Like several of the Napa regions, this heat differential gives both warm growing conditions tempered by the cooling down of the early and late sea winds.
Mid-week we wrote about a Super Tuscan with Brancaia’s TRE, the Russo Toscano. This red was crafted with care with grapes from the Tuscany foothills. It is a great example of what can be done with quality juice and a determined winemaker.
Filling out the week was our article on MacMurray Ranch’s Russian River 2013 Pinot Gris, a fun and crisp summer wine. MacMurray Ranch has been producing a variety of fun and very drinkable wines and the 2013 Pinot Gris is a wonderful example of what they are capable of doing.
If you missed any of these articles, be sure to go back and take a look at some of the week’s choices.
Have a winederful day and enjoy some of these outstanding wines!