April 1, 2015

Wine and Spirits

Chris Sherman's September 2011 Drink Picks

Chris Sherman | 9/1/2011

White

Saint Cosme CondrieuSaint Cosme Condrieu
France
$60

Viognier grapes with their musky peach notes got their start in the Rhone and reach their best in the top-dollar granite terroir of Condrieu. Saint Cosme is a newcomer from Gigondas and a smart one, lush with a mineral edge every year.


RED

Ponzi Vineyards 
Pinot Noir ReservePonzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Reserve
Oregon
$65

Berry, berry good, with extra touches of spice, cocoa and smoke. The 2008 Willamette Valley bottling has pure Northwest favor all the way through. Catch your own salmon.


Tequila

Patrón XO CafePatrón XO Cafe
Mexico
$30

Anyone tired of sticky sweet coffee liqueurs will appreciate spiking coffee with tequila. Smooth, dry, polished one-two punch. Sip on its own, with ice or spice up enough cocktails to shame Starbucks.


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