With Valentine’s Day approaching, romance is within the air, so I’ve included two wines on this week’s suggestions made by vintners at present planning their weddings. They embrace an impressive chardonnay from California’s Central Coast and a unusual glowing purple wine from Virginia. A modestly priced champagne and two basic zinfandels spherical out the choice.
Oceano Chardonnay Spanish Springs Winery 2016, three stars, $38
Central Coast, California
Oceano is the challenge of Rachel Martin, government vice chairman of Boxwood Property Vineyard in Middleburg, Virginia, and her fiance, Grammy Award-profitable music producer Kurt Deutsch. It’s a powerful debut wine, sourced from a winery just some miles from the Pacific Ocean close to San Luis Obispo. There’s rather a lot happening within the glass, as waves of citrus and tropical fruit flavors compete for consideration. Simply sit again and luxuriate in every sip. Alcohol by quantity: 14 %.
Frog’s Leap Zinfandel 2015, three stars, $33
Napa Valley, California
Frog’s Leap has by no means been a vineyard to shift within the antagonistic winds of a shopper development. When zinfandel producers started to favor the extra highly effective, additional-ripe fashion, Frog’s Leap…