Wine Club Selections: March 2004

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Each month we'll pair two recent jazz CDs with the latest releases from the AAJ Wine Club . This month we're pairing Vianza Winery's Santerra Rosso with Enrico Rava's Easy Living and White Oak Vineyards's Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc with Bob James's Take It From The Top.

Vianza Winery
Santerra Rosso

Varietal: 42% Sangiovese, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
Appellation: North Coast
pH: 3.62
TA: 0.62 g/100 ml
Serving Temperature: 65 degrees Fahrenheit
Alcohol Content: 14.2%

Tasting Notes: The Santerra 2000 is very similar to a Super Tuscan wine of the Chianti region of Italy. This wine is very approachable and not overly aggressive with food. The fruits and tannins are harmonious in this wine, creating the perfect balance for many different types of flavors in food. Santerra means "Sacred Earth" in Italian, an apt description of the wonderful land and ancient soils that produced the grapes for this fine wine. On the nose, a bouquet of earth, juniper, leather, and oak. Enjoy the subtle tannins, oak, vanilla, cherry, juniper, and light berry flavors.

Goes with this CD: Enrico Rava's Easy Living

White Oak Vineyards
Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: Napa Valley
Soil: well drained sandy loams.
Harvest: Manual harvested. Early morning pickings.
Alcohol: 12.9%

Winemaker's Notes: This wine was 40% stainless steel cold fermented, and 60% barrel fermented in neutral oak, using indigenous yeast. The blend of stainless steel and barrel fermentation retains fruit and acidity as well as creating a creamy, leesy palate. The result is wonderful aromas of sweet pea, lemongrass and citrus, with bright overtones of honeydew melon. Highlighted by a crisp, clean finish.

Goes with this CD: Bob James's Take It From The Top


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