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2015 Rutini Trumpeter is the Perfect Wine for Summertime

Who am I kidding? Trumpeter is a fantastic white wine from Argentina to enjoy anytime and especially for the summer months of wining and dining!



2015 Rutini Trumpeter Torrontes

 Producing Region: Tupungato, Mendoza

Varietal: 100% Torrontes

Suggested Retail Price: $10.99


Trumpeter Torrontes is consistently an extraordinarily elegant and crowd pleasing wine from Argentina. Torrontes is the signature white grape of Argentina and has quickly become one of the top wines for white wine lovers and the Rutini winemakers know how to do it right.

About Trumpeter Torrontes 2015

                                              I have written before about Rutini Wines located on the outskirts of Mendoza, Argentina and I have always been impressed with the quality and freshness of their 100% hand-harvested grapes and hand-crafted wines. The winemaker has perfected the process by allowing the true expression of the grape varietal and, in turn, gives us the opportunity to enjoy a clean, crisp and fresh wine that pleases many palates and pairs with a variety of food, especially for the summer.

Aromas and Flavors


This intense white wine has body, big aromas and flavors of ripe tropical fruits, and Meyer lemon-like acidity that has a long finish that lightly coats your mouth with juicy, fresh pineapple, peaches, lemons and lots of perfumed exotic floral aromas that can be detected as your raise the glass to your nose. Stainless steel fermentation with no oak preserves fresh fruit flavors and aromas making them front and center.



What a great wine for all types of seafood, grilled chicken or chops with spicy pineapple jalapeño glaze. And, don’t forget about the cheese and fruit platters that are so popular at picnics and summertime gatherings. For the best expression of flavors and aromas of the wine, serve chilled.

Cheers to warm weather gatherings with friends!



05 2016

2014 Septima Obra Malbec from Argentina is Art in a Glass

Septima Obra Malbec is named a Wine Enthusiast Best Buy, Wine Spectator Best Value and Top Value 

Wine Enthusiast Wine Spectator


Luscious Malbec from Argentina

Septima Obra Malbec 2014

100% Malbec from the Luján de Cuyo region of Mendoza, Argentina

As the days get longer and warmer, I find myself wanting to drink wines that pair well with what I consider to be a perfect evening for outdoor cooking, or at the least, sitting outside to enjoy the moderate weather before full-blown summer makes it way to my part of the world.  Mediterranean-seasoned mixed grill of lamb chops, steak with zucchini and squash or a well made juicy burger piled high with cool, crispy vegetables will soon be on my spring time  dinner plate!

Mendoza’s Septima Obra Malbec is a luscious red wine that is moderately concentrated with detectable minerality supported by expressive fresh black fruits and hints of purple flowers. This is just what I need to confirm that spring is near and I am ready to come out of hibernation to yet another beautiful springtime.

My love for an uncomplicated wine-food pairing  always brings me to Argentina’s signature red grape varietal, Malbec.

Septima Obra defines the character of this discerning grape varietal from the premier Agrelos, Luján de Cuyo of Mendoza at the foothills of the Andes.  

Wine is art and terroir is the palette……when wine is crafted for sensory appeal and from creative inspiration.

The Cordorniu Raventos’ family winemaker, Paula Borgo, has combined the art, science, sustainability of winemaking into a work of art in a glass. She takes the Malbec grape and personalizes it to the family vineyard’s vision to express this wine-making region that she lives and breathes.

The sand loamy soil on steep slopes as well as day and night temperature diurnal differences is the magic that creates a wine with characteristics cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world. Lush blackberries, mixed berry jam with a touch of floral vanilla, violets and dark cocoa with just the right amount of tannin texture in the mouth that makes you want more.

Grab the cheese plate, fire up the grill, fire pit and just simply enjoy.

Suggested retail price: $24.99



03 2016

Thirsty Thursday Wine Pick: Antucura Malbec 2012 is Fruit and Floral Driven With a Touch of Black Pepper Just Perfect for Sipping or Pairing!

Find YOUR wine at 12th and Pine in the Gulch!

12th & Pine Wine and Beverage Shop located in the Gulch is where you can find Antucura Malbec 2012 $18

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From the Mendoza region in Argentina, this elegant Malbec Antucura 2012 emerges as a beautiful velvety, medium-bodied and expressive wine with a burst of fresh and juicy strawberries. A touch of juicy and tart blackberries with a peppery finish shows a pure expression of the Malbec varietal. The balance of acidity, fruitiness and a hint of black pepper and aromas of floral white flowers makes it a great wine for pairing, too.

Although the Malbec grape was once only a blending grape in Bordeaux, it has come into its own today as a very popular wine that is enjoyed by everyone for sipping or pairings.

Antucura Malbec 2012 is an all-weather wine. Drink now with hearty meals of Osso Bucco or oven roasted meats of beef and chicken. As the weather gets warmer Antucura 2012 will be just the wine for grilled burgers, steaks and ribs.

Lisa’s Wine Pairings: Antucura Malbec 2012 with rich and succulent Veal Osso Bucco in a veal and port demi-glace on top of creamy, mashed cauliflower with goat cheese and roasted garlic. This is lovely meal for any week night dinner or an elegant weekend dinner with friends.




Find your wine at 12th & Pine in The Gulch!

Plenty of free parking and a bounty of wines hand-selected by Ed Fryer just for you!



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