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Wine of the Week – Domaine de la Perriere Sancerre, 2013

Summer’s the time for crisp white wines and this lovely Domaine de la Perriere Sancerre 2013 from Saget La Perriere is an outstanding way to celebrate the season. It’s from the Loire Valley in France where the family-owned winery is now in its ninth generation.
You’ll think of summer flowers as you sip this Sauvignon Blanc with its minerality, hints of citrus fruits and bright golden hue. This is a wine that pairs well with seafood and shellfish, but also makes a marvelous glass by itself. The grapes are harvested by hand and mechanically each fall.
The caves of La Perriere were carved 200 million years ago and provide the perfect spot to age the wines from the estate’s 106 acres. This Sancerre is 12.5 ABV.
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Wine of the Week – Mud House Riesling, Waipara Valley, 2012

Rieslings, whether from Alsace or elsewhere, have sometimes been criticized in the past for being too sweet. Today, dry, crisper Rieslings are becoming more the norm, whether from Germany, Alsace or elsewhere in the world like New Zealand where this very enjoyable 2012 Riesling is from, well crafted, well structured and beautifully balanced without any excessive sweetness.
Minerality and structure are here, along with a slight touch of sweetness at the finish. Think medium dry with notes of honeysuckle, citrus and some floral touches.
The vintage took “Best of Class’ earlier this year in the Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition, receiving 98 points and a Gold Medal.

Wine of the Week – Franz Keller, Pinot Blanc, Schwarzer Adler 2010

From a vineyard in the south of Germany, the Franz Keller 2010 Pinot Blanc began its journey on small, steep terraces in soil and volcanic ash. The grapes were hand picked. The wine, dry and elegant, has 13 percent alcohol and hints of citrus, almonds and elderberries. The full, round wine has a lingering finish and pairs well with shellfish, poultry, and pastas with rich sauces. Visit http://www.franz-keller.de/en/home/weingut/kaiserstuhl/