Aromas and Palate: Aromas and flavors of sweet bright strawberry, raspberry and watermelon. The rich texture is balanced by crisp, clean acidity.
Final Blend: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Zinfandel.
• 97 points, justwinepoints.com
• Gold Medal, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Int’l. Wine Comp.
• Gold Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Pair With: This versatile wine pairs well with seafood, hamburgers, curry, pizza or spicy ethnic foods. Serve chilled
Hold Time: should be enjoyed now
The following wines were recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.
Bill & Lynn Cowdright from FL
Light on the nose for us but the taste and finish were excellent. Paired well with prime rib sliders and cajun sweet potato fries. -18 Points out of 20
Jeff Maydosz from VA
Great Summer drink. -16 Points out of 20
Nathan Ophardt from NY
A great summer wine. A refreshing drink to sip while you're standing at the grill, then robust enough to hold up to whatever meat you've prepared. -18 Points out of 20
Joe & Val Leidner from IL
We enjoyed sipping this wine with our daughter who gave us the membership. A different taste experience with a smooth finish. Delightful! -19 Points out of 20
Jason Green from SC
What a great find! Thanks for sending my Tess this month. I will be sending for additional bottles. -19 Points out of 20
Laura Ginsberg from NJ
One of the best summer wines! Everyone I've served has loved it. Which is why I'm ordering a case! -20 Points out of 20
Zelda Nichols from NC
Grabbed my bottle for a boat ride on our lake but it was too hot to think of drinking until we got stranded on a sandbar. An hour later we decided getting off it was hopeless so we opened the bottle while waiting for help to arrive. My friend Linda and I hogged the bottle, our husbands didn't have a chance. Linda had brought along frozen strawberries. We fell in love with this wine, perfect for boating or sitting by the pool and the strawberries gave an added zip. My imagination is running in circles thinking of all the great drinks I can make with this wine as well as drinking it by itself. Fruity enough to be summery without being overly sweet and dry enough for those of us who like dry wines. Just about perfect. -19 Points out of 20
Liberty Tsighis from CA
We just bought a case of the Tess. Amazing- reminded us of every memory and visit we've had in Napa.