Peachy the Magazine Holiday 2015 - Page 57

FOOD + ENTERTAINING The Wine List Jeff Hous of Bond Street Wines has shared his knowledge, expertise and must-have wines to keep on the shelf during the holidays. You and your guests will enjoy his outstanding selection for holiday entertaining. Les Dames Blanches du Sud 2014 Beautiful color with intense golden reflections. The nose has dominated aromas of white flowers (acacia) and citrus. Over the mid palate the wine has a full mouth feel, rich and fruity with a lot of fat. The wine exhibits impressions of freshness, balance and aromatic power. Notes of apricot and white peach and floral notes show throughout the wine. Merriman Cummins Road Pinot Noir 2012 The Cummins Road is made up of grapes from the new south facing block #13. This block is planted entirely to the Pinot Noir clone Wädenswil, which traces its origin to Switzerland. The extra degrees of heat from the southern exposure ensure a nice, even ripeness, giving the wine its full character. Restrained use of French oak during the wine making process rounds out the palate and gives it a creamy mouth feel. We are proud to produce this valueoriented wine completely from Merriman Vineyard fruit and to let it serve as an introduction to the vineyard. Gerard Bertrand Cuvée Thomas Jefferson Cremant de Limoux Brut Rosé 2012 The wine has a pale straw color with hints of green reflecting at the edge of the glass. The bubbles are tiny and very elegant. Its aromas are very fruity with a hint of biscuits, hazelnuts and flowers. This sparkling wine is elegantly balanced, complex and well-structured with a long and crisp mineral finish. HOLIDAY 2015 55