SURFIN’ THE WINE SHELVESby Tucson Citizen on Apr. 12, 2008, under Local, Taste
Each week, Mark Tarbell for The Arizona Republic suggests a few reasonably priced wines. This week, wine and beer to have with takeout and television.
2006 Graff Riesling, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany ($11-$13) The color is a light golden yellow. The aroma is chopped apple and cider with some minerality. The taste is light, clean and simple with good tartness. This one goes well with Chinese food.
2006 Col di Sasso by Banfi Cabernet Sauvignon/Sangiovese, Tuscany, Italy ($8-$9) The color is intense ruby with a purple hue on the rim. The aroma is youthful berry fruit. The taste is of light berry fruit, hollow in the middle palate and with a simple, clean finish. This one goes well with Italian food.
Lindeman’s Framboise (Raspberry) Lambic, Belgium ($4-$6 a 355 milliliter/12-ounce bottle) There was an unfortunate typo the last time I wrote about Framboise, identifying it as wine instead of a beer. Look for it with the beers and enjoy. The color is a muted raspberry with an orange tinge. The aroma is a gorgeous vibrant raspberry. The taste is of tart, freshly crushed raspberries with a nice moussey fizz. This one goes well with Mexican food.
Any beer, wine or spirit available in Arizona, but not on the shelves at your liquor or grocery store, can be special ordered. See store for details.