On to the new stuff we tasted this past June!
|Rust Wine Co. 2017 Rosé ($22.00)|
|Rust Wine Co. 2017 Gamay ($22.00)|
Enticing aromas of red cherry and white pepper give way to very fruit forward flavors of cherry, raspberry and black pepper. Lovely finish. Absolutely one of the best, if not the best, BC Gamay. We bought a couple of these, and we do NOT buy Gamay.
|Rust Wine Co. 2016 Cabernet Franc ($25.00)|
|Rust Wine Co. 2016 Golden Mile Bench Merlot ($35.00)|
Three Merlots? You bet your sweet bippy. I suspect about 15% of you are old enough to know the origin of that phrase. Anyhoo, this one opens up with aromas of red cherry, raspberry and blueberry. Black cherry, vanilla and mocha on the palate. Medium finish.
|Rust Wine co. 2016 South Cawston Merlot ($35.00)|
Light fruity aromas, with hints of vanilla and baking spice. Similar to the cab franc, it starts off with flavors of funky mushroom, and the mid-palate brings along the red and black fruits. Terroir is everything, the three different Merlots are almost nothing alike.
|Rust Wine Co. 2016 Black Sage Bench Merlot ($35.00)|
Black cherry, black plum, vanilla and coffee on the nose. Red raspberry, strawberry, blackberry and dark chocolate on the palate. Finishes forever. Really delicious. My favorite of the three by quite a bit.
|Rust Wine Co. 2016 Black Sage Bench Syrah ($37.00)|
Aromas of black pepper, forest floor, earth and black fruit. Bright red cherry, white pepper, mushroom and earth on the palate. Beautiful long finish. Perhaps my favorite wine from Rust, with the possible exception of that damn Zinfandel.
|Rust Wine Co. 2016 South Cawston Syrah ($37.00)|
That's it for now! I previously "teased" some exciting changes to this blog; still lots of them to come, but you are going to see the first of the changes in my next post, another fairly new winery that is hitting "must visit" status, Lariana Cellars!