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Wine Favorites

A Selection from Fresh Farms

1. GEN5 Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 Lodi California -  Lodi is justifiably lauded for its old vine Zinfandel but is a Cabernet Sauvignon production powerhouse. Gen5 Cabernet Sauvignon contains cherry and blackberry notes that fill the aroma while equally vivid fruit flavors coat the palate. Lodi and its surrounding area (San Joaquin County) rank third in the state in acres planted to Cab, behind Napa and Paso Robles/San Luis Obispo County. 

2. Illahe Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, Oregon -  This wine is aged 9 months in a barrel with 10% new and 90% neutral French oak barrels. Ruby red in color with a nose of red raspberry, mountain Oregon strawberry, sage, fresh fig, ripe pie cherry, clove, and cinnamon with a palate of graham cracker crust and pine forest, with nice weight and velvet tannins.

3. Ferrari Corona 2020 Fume Blanc Sauvignon Blanc - With a mild 2021-2022 winter and spring in Sonoma County and the North Coast region, bud break was earlier than average,  August 9th! The white grape harvest was finished on September 29th. This wine opens with enticing pineapple, mango, peach, lemon grass, and lychee aromas. The palate offers ripe fruit and crisp citrus flavors of yellow peach, apricot, pear, lime zest, and lemon cream. The Fumé Blanc has bright acidity and crisp freshness from the cool, stainless steel tank fermentation, while the subtle oak character from neutral French oak barrels adds body, complexity, and depth.

4. Louis M Martini Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Napa Valley - Louis M Martini is one of the oldest vineyards in Napa, with its roots going back to 1906 when the Martini Wine Company was founded. The young Louis learned his trade in the great vineyards of northern Italy, sent back by his father to learn the trade. The 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has notes of black cherry, blackberry, and plum complemented by toasted oak hits, dried currant, and baking spice. Fine-grained tannins and ample brightness on the palate give way to a polished mouthfeel and exceptionally long finish.

5. Cotes De Gascogne Vigneron a Panjas indication Geographique Protegee -  Gascony, Sauvignon Blanc is the grape variety that performed best this year. Côtes de Gascogne is a wine-growing district in Gascony producing principally white wine. It is mainly located in the Occitanie wine region in South West France. A favorite white blend from France. This wine has bright notes of citrus, kiwi, and melon alongside a light body and refreshing acidity. 

6.  Sancerre Appellation Sancerre Controlee Domaine Daulny 2022 - Sancerre (the region) is made with SAUVIGNON BLANC (the grape). Sancerre is a sub-region of France's Loire Valley known for growing Sauvignon Blanc.  This Sancerre is a perfect representation of the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée.  Made from 40-year-old sauvignon blanc vines, this Sancerre captures the essence of the grape with floral, mineral, and ground coffee bean aromas and grapefruit, white peach flavors.

For more information on wines, contact Larry Najjar at Fresh Farms Market, at 313.882.5100.