Ep 072 – Four Wines July 2017 Edition

It’s time again for another four wines episode. A time to talk about four different wines we’ve enjoyed recently that don’t fit in an upcoming episode but we love them so much we had to share with you. These wines are awesome and definitely worth trying out this summer. Check out the recommendations and tasting notes below. Cheers!



Bründlmayer Brut NV – priced around $35. This wine has a nose of fresh bread, menthol cigarette, and pear. It has high acidity with a medium body and flavors of apple, pear and hotdog water. I know it sounds gross and a little funky and a bit weird but it’s oddly, surprisingly captivating. Also, it’s not fruit forward and not as fresh as we were expecting.

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Teutonic Wine Company’s Recorded in Doubly 2015 – priced around $15. This white wine is 100% Muscat which means it’s super aromatic, a rare gem from Willamette Valley! It’s straightforward – floral and fruity, with aromas of honeydew, rose and tangerine with flavors of lemon, rose, honeydew and tangerine. It’s medium-dry with medium acidity and body. Great served chilled on a hot summer day or with your favorite spicy dish.

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Faustino V Rioja Reserva 2010 – priced around $20. This full body red is a beautiful balance of acid and tannins with aromas of blue & Blackberry, cherry, dates, star anise, dried sage and touch of oak. It reminds me of a sweet and smoky BBQ with flavors of forest floor, soy sauce and dried cherry with lots of fruit and umami flavors. The texture of this wine is very smooth, almost velvet like and makes a great pairing with grilled red meats.

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Poet’s Leap Riesling Columbia Valley 2015 – priced around $20. This is not what you would expect from am American Riesling with aromas of whoopee cushion, pear and flowers. It’s off-dry with a touch of sweetness with flavors of flowers, honey and apricot. It has almost high acidity and will make the back of your throat water. Also, it’s not super fruity, in fact this wine is more about the flowers and honey flavors.

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Do you have a summer wine recommendation? Please let us know in the comments below!



About Betty Notto

Betty Notto is a wine lover based in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. She is the co-creator and co-host of Weekly Wine Show Podcast and certified in Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2. Find her out in the interwebs via Twitter @weeklywineshow @bettynotto