The Americas

During the session on wines of The Americas in June 2015, we tasted:

Catagena, (Riesling), Casa Marin, San Antonio Valley, Chile, 2009, MYR87

*Stone Cellars, (Chardonnay), Beringer, Bottled in Napa, California, USA, 2013, MYR74

**Clear Lake, (Zinfandel), Beringer, Bottled in Napa, California, USA, 2012, MYR116

***Reserve, (Riesling), Mission Hill, Ockanagan Valley, BC VQA, Canada, 2013, CAD50

*Sourced from quality grapes, (one assumes somewhere in California) no details on ageing etc
**barrel aged for 9 months no details of oak used
***39.2 Brix, 300g/l sugar at harvest

Food and Wine Matching:

Bacon, Courgette and Cashel Blue Soup
Sticky Lemon Cake with Orange and Lemon Syrup

 

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During the session on wines of The Americas in May 2014, we tasted:

Tierra Y Hombre, (Sauvignon Blanc), Casablanca Valley, Chile, for Marks and Spencer, 2012, MYR99

Hay Station Ranch, (Chardonnay), California, USA, Michael Donich for Marks and Spencer, 2011, MYR49

Clear Lake, (Zinfandel), Lodi, California, USA, for Marks and Spencer, 2011, MYR55

*St John’s Limited Release, (Zinfandel), Churchview Estate, Margaret River, Western Australia, 2011, AUD29 (approx MYR135.60 including tax)

*16 months in new and used French and American Oak barrels. Personal import for this course.

Food and Wine Matching:

The Ultimate Greek Salad
Chocolate Marsala Cake

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During the session on wines of The Americas in June 2013, we tasted:

*Esser Vineyards Chardonnay, (Chardonnay/Viognier/Riesling/Grenache), Monterey, California, 2008, MYR95 from Tesco

**Beringer White Zinfandel, Napa Valley, California, 2011, MYR 59 from Bangsar Village Grocer

***Tierra Y Hombre, (Pinot Noir), Casablanca Valley, Chile, Roberta Carranca for Marks & Spencer, 2012, MYR99

California Zinfandel, San Jose, California, Painter Bridge, 2011, MYR69 from Bangsar Village Grocer

*    50% aged in oak for 6-8 months, residual sugar 1.1g/L.
**  Residual sugar 2.8g
***A proportion of the wine had subtle French oak ageing.

Food and Wine Matching:

Mushroom & Spinach Korma with Lemon Cashew Rice and Raita
Lemon Mascarpone Tart with Summer Fruits