Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day Celebration (or Blues)

A good American wine may hit the right spot tonight while you are watching results from Election Day - whether you're celebrating your candidate's victory in your state or mourning over a loss. It could even help all you undecideds gain a reflective moment of clarity.

Yesterday we mentioned the All American Wines promo we are running this week and the mini election poll we are also running among wine drinkers. So far the results are pretty close:

Obama: 47%
McCain: 40%
Undecided: 13%

We encourage you to participate! Not only in the national election, but our fun community election too! Our community has been reviewing up a storm with the American wines and we wanted to highlight some of the best reviews from New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and California:

New Mexico:
Gruet Demi-Sec
The subtle fruity aromas and the freshness of the Demi-Sec drives the character of this light bodied, semi-dry sparkling wine. The palate carries through with a creamy sensation and vivid flavor of green apples, ripe pears, pineapple and a hint of mineral. It is delicate, lively and elegant!

Anne Amie Riesling 2007
Tropical aromas along with notes of Meyer lemons, white peaches, and honeydew melons. On the palate, this wine offers bright acidity and a mouthwatering finish highlighted by notes of mandarin orange, stone fruit, crisp apples, and Asian pears.

Hogue Genesis Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
"Firm in texture, but open in style, with ripe currant and smoke flavors, lingering well. Drink now through 2012."
Wine Spectator

Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
"Knights Valley is a very special place for us at Beringer. As you drive over the mountain from St. Helena, the valley opens up before your eyes and you immediately feel transported to another time, where things are slower and more rustic. This wine captures that place with great intensity of black fruit aromas and flavors that continue to a long satisfying finish."
—Laurie Hook, Winemaker

1 comment:

krushgrapz said...

Thank you for YOUR vote! I am heading out for Thai food this evening and watching the results as the polls close... I'll be bringing a bottle of our Riesling to was down the chilis! I hope others are inspired to do the same.
Thomas Houseman
Anne Amie Vineyards