Thursday, March 29th: John Byrum Patagonia Wine Tasting 5 to 6:30 PM. Wines from Argentina! The line up:
Baudron Chardonnay 2010 – A tropical Chardonnay oaked for only 2 months. This is not quite an unoaked Chardonnay but the light oaking does provide it with some balance. Tropical Floral nose and peach, pear, and pineapple on the pallet.
Baudron Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 – Dark Ruby color with a plumb nose. Dark berries and a little pepper on the pallet, medium bodied with some rich oak tannins.
Solar de Urbezo Garnacha 2010 – 89pt Robert Parker. Sourced from a 60 year old parcel, this old vine garnacha has aromas of leather, black cherries, and cigar box. Aged 3 months in French oak, this medium bodied wine has great balance and a long finish.
Finca Don Carlos Calathus Chardonnay 2010- A green yellow Chardonnay that is heavily oaked (70% French 30% American Oak). Valle de Ucco, Mendoza, Argentina.
Finca Don Carlos Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 – A dark ruby colored Cabernet aged in 70% French and 30% American oak for 11 months. A persistent Cabernet with great balance and old world stylings. (reminds me of an aged Bordeaux type Cab)
Finca Don Carlos Pinot Noir 2007 – A dark brick colored Pinot Noir (This is just the color of Pinot in Argentina). Robert Parker 90 points. Oaked 8 months in French and American Oak. This is a medium bodied Pinot Noir with silky black cherry and raspberry flavors. unfiltered.
Finca Don Carlos Malbec 2008 – Silver Medal Argentina Wine Awards – This unfiltered Malbec has black and blue fruit flavors with complex flavors of earth, black cherry, and spices. Great balance and a lengthy finish.
P2 Malbec by Walter Pecile 2008. Ok…this is a serious specialty item. Only 1200 bottle made per year. This is Patagonia Wine’s signature wine.