Summit Estate, Sweet Merlot, 2011, Columbia Valley Washington State

Perfecto in its harvest timing this bold red wine has a bright aroma of fine ripened plums, black cherries, and tarty strawberries, full- bodied and rolls around the palate leaving a jammy off dry but sweet fond short finish then paired with a sexy haltered sundress sporting designer shades hanging with your home-gurl on a hot afternoon in DC But seriously great with smoked salmon, berry fruits, ham, and pork lion too.

San Michele A Pianoni, Oltrepo Pavese, Riesling 2007, Italia, The Harvest Importing, LLC., Baltimore Maryland

I went German tasting this one for the first time. The aroma stayed fresh and bright like peach and apricots, wheat colored it had a slight edge of a fizz on the palate, The Riesling grape is unique another one I haven’t yet matured my palate to yet. Stay tuned. . .

Pro*Mis*Q*Ous, Santa Rosa, California, Pinot Grigio

Referring to many partners (meaning blending multiple, mutually grapes varieties, I went risqué on this flavored desert wine, refreshing sweet blend of nectarines, peach, and other citrus fruits “Practice Safe Sipping” the bottle read. My palate hasn’t matured to this taste either so stay tuned . .

Cherry On Top, 2010, Comtemp Cellars, Soma California

A complex blend soft, and bright in a quick sip bringing the surprise of a fuzz like champagne to the ever wondering palate with its short finish the tastes is all over the place. My immature palate needs time to taste more. Stay tuned . . .

Narvarra Carreas; Collection Privida, Melbec, 2007

This sultry product of Argentina romanced me with its bouquet of bold black plums, black pepper and a delightful come hither tobacco long finish. Red purple like the plum with a medium bodied, off dry spice that bounced up and down on the palate, shared with a bullet-proof attitude, and a grilled chicken garden salad with a hint wine dressing.