Three new wines tonight. I'll start with kind of a experiment. I'd never heard of Cashmere before but read below. One of the whites is found in every liquor store I've been in, even grocery stores. It was a surprise because I didn't expect it to be a good as it turned out, especially for the price. Cheers!
Cline 2006 Cashmere; $14.00: A blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre. Dark ruby color, almost purple. Very forward fruity nose. Black raspberry jam bouquet with peppery blackberry fruit in the mouth. Finishes with mild tannins. Had to check the label because it tasted like it was higher in alcohol content. It wasn't. Very nice.
Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio; $10.00: Pale, clear straw yellow color. Bouquet has lots of lime and grapefruit. Reminds me of a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Tastes like one too. Crisp and clean, not sharp at all. Pleasantly surprising for such a common wine. Good wine for quaffing on a hot summer evening (it's 101F here as I write!).
2006 King Estate Oregon Domaine Pinot Gris; $14.00: Pale straw color. Bouquet has pear, apple, tropical fruit, lemon, white peach and spice blend. In the mouth, lemon, pineapple, pear, and lime. Crisp acidity, nice mouthfeel with a full bodied texture.