This week Georgia and I visited the annual California Wine Fair that took place here in Toronto. Over 150 producers were represented and we thought it would be fun to each select our favourites from the show for this week’s wine pick. There was a lot to choose from, we didn’t try everything but we found some lovely wines.
Susanne enjoys glass of the Clos du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay 2013 at the Toronto California Wine Fair.
I picked a Chardonnay, mine is from the esteemed region well known for their Chardonnay and that is of course Russian River Valley, in the Sonoma Valley. My wine is the 2013 Clos du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay. Just released in Vintages April 2nd – $29.95 Vintages # 421941
Clos du Bois has been making wines for 4 decades now combining the best of California wines that are both fruit forward with the elegance of the French resulting in wines that are both elegant yet approachable. And this wine certainly is that.
Delicious from the 1st sip as well, with hints of citrus oranges and lemons, beautifully balanced acidity and a lovely long finish. I say a resounding YES to this wine!
On this week’s radio show… Celebrate Sauvignon Blanc Day! Get Sauvignon Blanc savvy with three unique styles from three different continents.
Coming up on today’s show we are going to be celebrating a very special day in the world of wine. Saluting one of our favorite grape varietals, grown in many wine regions around the globe and growing in popularity day by day.
How would you describe me, this grape and the wine that I make? Well, you are zesty, fresh and crisp. I smell like citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit and sometimes gooseberries and even cats pee! But that’s a good thing!
And you originated in France but as you are planted prolifically in many different regions. You could only be one grape and that is Sauvignon Blanc.