Tonight's wine is a 2008 white from Scheid Vineyards. Not really sure how this landed in my cellar, but here goes:
SCHEID VINEYARDS ODD LOT WHITE 2008 - Monterey, California, USA
Butter, mineral/slate aromas definitely do not forewarn of the sweet flavours to follow. Off-dry style with creamy peach, lime notes. Quite nice, pleasant to drink if you like white wines on the sweeter side. Needed a bit more time to chill prior to opening (look for an update later in an hour or so). Will be having it with masala-fried whiting fish.
This week's Vintages Release has a special feature on wines from Portugal and Spain. As such, I've chosen a few Spanish and Portuguese wines. A few wines from other parts of the world also stood out. Without further ado, here are my top Vintages Wine Picks from this latest release. Enjoy!
ETERNUM VITI 2008- DO Toro, Spain (#210963) - $18.95
FINCA SOBREÑO CRIANZA 2007- DO Toro, Spain (#040360) - $17.95
COLUMBIA CREST GRAND ESTATES MERLOT 2006 - Columbia Valley, Washington, USA (#263418) - $15.95
THE WATCHER 2008 - Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia (#219196) - $19.95
SERRADAYRES RESERVA 2008 - DOC Ribatejo, Portugal (#214023) - $14.95