Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Best Winery in Mendocino!

Wine and Spirits Magazine
August 2007

93 points, Handley Cellars 2006 Anderson Valley Gewurztraminer

There's a hint of rose if you search for it, but this is not aggressively floral. Instead, it's fresh, chalky, crisp and clean, like biting into a fresh litchi. Firm acidity drives the wine, cutting right through the fruit to deliver its flavor into the meat of whatever is for dinner. It'd be delicious with Thai-style catfish with ginger.

94 Handley Cellars
2006 Anderson Valley Pinot Gris
There's coastal freshness to this wine's luscious fruit, and that freshness lasts. Plump and delicious when first poured, the citrus and nectarine flavors deepen and feel more structured the next day. It has the mouthwatering effect of a bite of crisp cucumber, with the textural roundness for fleshy fish, like roast halibut. (2,800 cases) (W&S 8/07) Handley Cellars, Philo, CA

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