May Picks of the Month:
Gary: Risata Moscato d’Asti
The best-selling Italian Moscato in the world!
Tim: Domaine de la Solitude Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2011
From a famous Rhône Valley estate known for its exquisite Châteauneuf du Papes, the 2011 Côtes du Rhône Rosé (100% Cinsault) reveals an extremely pale, light pink color along with lively floral notes intermixed with notions of cranberries and strawberries.
Cinsault can make a wonderful Rosé, and this fresh, dreamy effort possesses a sensational fragrance as well as a remarkably light-bodied, crisp personality.
Jon: The Ned Marlborough, New Zealand Pinot Gris 2011
“If you say you’re a Pinot Gris/Grigio fan, and you’ve never had The Ned, then back up and buy a bottle today! This wine defies the common concept of what a Pinot Gris can be. A slight pinkish hue draws you in to aromas of tropical fruit and spice. The flavors are rich, deep and long-lasting pear, lemon-merengue and guave. If you want a Pinot Gris that doesn’t leave you wondering, “Did I just take a drink?” then this bottle is for you. Pair with creamy pasta dishes and summer salads.