Good Afternoon Bridgees,
This Friday I have some cool wines out of Napa Valley in California, along with one of our most popular little Prosecco’s from Veneto in Northern Italy.
Although the first wine grapes were planted in Napa way back in 1839, the region did not gain its huge international notoriety until 1976, when a blind tasting in Paris put the Napa wines up against the best Bordeaux and Burgundy’s in the world, and WON! Napa was changed forever.
(for more info check out the film “Bottle Shock” 2008)
Napa Cellars Chardonnay 2013 : Aromas of citrus, grapefruit, honey melon and
baked apple crisp excite the senses. The palate consists of crème fraiche, butterscotch
and pear, with smooth, integrated flavours of toasted oak.
Napa Cellars Pinot Noir 2013: Aromas of dark cherries, cranberries and strawberry preserves with subtle tobacco notes. Abundant flavours of amarena cherries, rhubarb pie, and hints of cola rest on the palate followed by light toasted oak notes that carry through to the finish.
Napa Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2012: Aromas of dark fruit, juicy black currant, elderberry, bay leaf and hints of clove and sea salt. A lush core of ripe blackberry, black currant, slate and dried cocoa coat the palate.
The sloped and hilly clay Glera vineyards of Veneto in North Italy is the world’s premium Prosecco producing region. Whole bunch pressed and fermented cool in stainless steel for freshness, Villa Jolanda then sees secondary fermentation in bottle.
Villa Jolanda Extra Dry Prosecco N/V: Pale straw in colour , clean and crisp nose and pallet showing apple and pairs. Perfect match for oysters or even strawberries.
See you all down here, tomorrow night, Friday the 27th of March between 4.00pm and 7.00pm.
Jay and the Old Bridge Team