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.