Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Epic Trip continues at Stoneboat Vineyards

Not sure why you would want a boat made of stone....but I'm no sailor, what the Hell do I know....

$4 tasting fee, refunded with purchase.

Piano Brut, N/V ($24.90)

A blend of Pinot Blanc and MΓΌller Thurgau (c'mon, you've heard of it, right?) brings citrus to the nose and nectarine and pear to the palate. Light and refreshing. 83.

2012 Pinot Gris ($18.90)

Lovely hints of orange and grapefruit on the nose. Citrus and minerality on the palate, with a crisp acidity. 85.

2011 Pinot Noir ($24.90)

Red fruits, violets and earth mingle on your nose. Cassis and plums on the palate, featuring silky tannins and long finish. 86.

2011 Duet ($23.90)

An intriguing combination of Pinot Noir and Pinotage (close to 50/50) combines the earthiness of their Pinot Noir with a fruit burst from the Pinotage. Berries and a touch of vanilla on the palate. 87.

We picked up one of these, and enjoyed it over dinner last night. Just as good as it was at the winery!

2011 Pinotage ($24.90)

Pinotage is a hybrid grape of Pinot Noir and Cinsaut. Mocha and berries on the nose and black cherries with a hint of vanilla on the palate. 86.

2011 Verglas Ice Wine ($54.90)

Honey and citrus on the nose and palate, joined by some orange and caramel. Just a hint of raisins as well. 87.

2012 Pinotage Ice Wine ($74.90)

Not unlike the regular Pinotage (except sweeter...duh). Bright fruit flavors, notes of honey and raisins. 87.

All in all, a very successful tasting. Our clerk was very friendly, and the wines were all excellent. We'll be back!

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