While attending a wine tasting event a couple of weeks ago at Bellingham’s Zephyr Bistro I came across a winery that’s new to our area – and one that I think you might enjoy.
Tierra Del Sol produces a line of wines from Argentina that make for great everyday serving. The old adage, “you get what you pay for” doesn’t always hold true and that’s certainly the case here. All of the Tierra Del Sol wines are value priced at only about $7 a bottle and I think you’ll find them to be comparable to several other wines at twice the price.
Here are my tasting notes on some of the wines I sampled:
2004 Torrontes – This is a super little white wine that pairs well with lighter foods and salads and is amazingly complex. I’d call it a cross between a Semillon and a Viognier with hints of peach and melon and a crisp, dry, slightly grassy finish.
2003 Malbec – A classic Argentinean Malbec, with subtle jammy, plumy flavors and soft, but noticeable tannins. Great with pork and medium-aged cheeses.
2003 Cabernet Sauvignon – This wine features dark currant and cherry flavors and carries a bit more structure and depth than the Malbec. The finish has a nice gentle, spicy quality that suggests cloves or allspice.