FEELS LIKE I JUST RETURNED A LONG-OVERDUE LIBRARY BOOK: 5 INTERNATIONAL SELECTIONS FROM THE WINE AND SPIRITS GUILD

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FINALLY!  I’ve been slowly working on these samples, trying to get to a lineup of wines from the Wine & Spirits Guild of America for some time now.  The W&SGA is an important aspect of the Party Source, as we are one of its members, and these wines hold particular meaning to our shelf sets.  Below is just a small international roster of impressive “private” label wines:

Angels Landing Pinot Noir Sonoma County 2010.  Grade=Outstanding.  Man, what a value!  This medium-bodied Pinot Noir gives you generous amounts of black cherries, oak spices, red tea leaves and nuances of truffle and brown sugar.

La Croisade Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah Reserve VDP 2011.  Grade=Outstanding.  Zesty red fruits tethered by firm tannins, white pepper, a touch of sassafrass, boysenberry and cracked black peppercorn.

Nolia Garnacha Calatayud 2009.  Grade=Very Good.  Splashy red fruits, white pepper, cinnamon, and spicy tannins; a great value.

Nuvol Monastrell Yecla 2007.  Grade=Very Good.  Purple and blue fruits with a touch of smokiness, dried herbs, mineral and black pepper.

Oniro Red Alicante 2008.  Grade=Outstanding.  This blend of Monastrel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Garnacha Tintorera is a helluva value – lots of red and black fruits, hints of blueberry, root beer, coffee, mineral and baking spices.

 

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