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    Wines Of The Month | November 2022

    Wine selections available at local wine stores and wineries in the Fox Valley area

    Caruso e Minini, ‘Naturalmente Bio’, Grillo, Sicily, 2021 – $17.99
    (10% off for Fox Valley Magazine November Wine of the Month)

    Make every hour golden, it’s Sicilian Wine Time! Transport yourself to the warmth of the Mediterranean with our new selection of Sicilia DOC wines, a designation that encompasses the best of the island’s native grapes. https://winesofsicily.com/ Grillo is a traditional Sicilian grape whose modern potential has been recognized by the island’s young generation of winemakers, who are bottling it in styles ranging from bright and savory to structured and mature. Grillo is one of the best-known Sicilian grapes.

    “Grillo vines are the flagship of our varieties. For this wine we have chosen the highest hill in order to exalt its freshness and flavor. We put it into tonneaux to trap its body giving it a delicate note of oak and acacia. Such good care for a wine symbol of western Sicily. Intensity and elegance are the perfect mix of this wine. Wide bouquet with a natural delicacy.” ~ Winery notes. Organic!

    Geneva Wine Cellars and Tasting Room
    227 S 3rd Street
    Geneva, IL 60134

    2021 Vintage Chardonnay
    Made with 100% Chardonnay grapes from Clarksburg, California, the Lynfred winemakers added a touch of elegance and complexity by fermenting the juice of this Chardonnay in French oak. But to preserve the fruitiness and freshness of the variety, the aging was carried out in stainless steel. During the aging, we made batonnages twice a month. Batonnage is the process of stirring the fine lees remaining in the unfinished wine to give it a creamier texture. We obtained a very well-balanced Chardonnay, with the creamy taste and refreshing fruitiness that Chardonnay lovers are looking for!

    Winemaker’s Tasting Notes
    Color: yellow straw
    Aroma: tropical fruits, pineapple, citrus blossoms, pie crust, melon
    Palate: mango, Meyer lemon, white peach, vanilla
    Body: light
    Finish: round, crisp, creamy, refreshing
    Foods: grilled veggies, roasted chicken, sweet potatoes, halibut, butternut squash, potato soup, corn
    Cheeses: triple crème Brie, Cheddar, Gouda

    Have a GRAPE day!

    Lynfred Winery
    15 S Roselle Rd.
    Roselle, IL 60172

    Continuum 2018
    The Mondavi Family purchase Animo vineyards in Atlas Peak in 1999. They pride themselves on creating a family-owned, heritage driven, artisanal wines. Cabernet Sauvignon is their core what they are known for but don’t let that stop you from trying their Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.

    The Mondavi family traditions, of farming vineyards with sustainable and organic standards continues, to maintain the health of the Napa Valley ecosystem for future generations. This practice produces the best grapes, giving the vineyard the certification of Napa Green.

    Winemaker’s dream came true in 2018. The cool weather patterns and sunshine allowed the fruit to ripen beautifully, and Continuum 2018 was created. This silky and harmoniously blended bottle offers high tones of rose oil and red and blue fruit. Containing; 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot and 6% Fatit Verdot.

    The PRIDE Beer & WINE Plus Spirits also has the following bottles available. 2014 and 2016.

    The PRIDE Beer & Wine plus Spirits
    1825 Lincoln Hwy
    St. Charles, IL 60174

    Orin Swift – 2020 Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon
    The wine sits in the glass with a dark mauve and crimson red rim. Classic and traditional Left Bank Bordeaux-style nose of ripe cassis, blackberry and assorted blue fruits with a touch of chapparal. The entry is robust with notes of blackberry pie, black cherry, and impressive weight. Soft tannins and a bright finish round out the wine with a lingering touch of orange peel.
    Aged for 14 months in French Oak, 30% new. 15.3% Alc./Vol. $59.98, less 10% when you buy 6 or more bottles! SixtyFour will have Orin Swift Wine Dinner on 11/10.

    SixtyFour – Wine Bar & Kitchen
    123 Water St #105a
    Naperville, IL 60540

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