The Honest Pour with John Lenart

Taking you beyond the bottle.


June 2016

Episode 004 Marisa Taylor, Rutherford Hill


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Marisa Taylor, Rutherford Hill


 Rutherford Hill, 2013 Napa Valley Merlot

Delicate color for merlot. Nose of candied cherries violet and fresh herbs. Lush, velvety body with grippy tannins. Flavors of cherry pie, plum, cocoa, leather and clove.

SRP $30




Rutherford Hill, 2013 Napa Valley Barrel Select, Red Blend

Nose of tobacco, wet leaves, and cherry. Lush mouth feel with papery tannin. Flavors of cherry, raspberry, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Medium long finish.

SRP: $30

Episode 003 Clemens Lageder, Alois Lageder



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Clemens Lageder, Alois Lageder


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Alois Lageder, 2013 Haberle, Pinot Bianco

Citrus and white flower nose. Flavors of peach, lime, mandarin, honeysuckle, a tiny hint of petrol. Intense limestone minerality, good acidity and a long finish.

SRP: $23




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Alois Lageder, 2014 Porer, Pinot Grigio

Red apple and pear nose. Flavors of over-ripe pear, lime pith, chalk with integrated acidity. This is an exciting expression of pinot grigio.

SRP:  $25




AL Lowengang.JPGAlois Lageder, 2012, Löwengang, Chardonnay

Aromas of savory baked apple and Chablis-like minerality. Lush texture balanced with good acidity. Flavors of savory apple and citrus. A touch of alcohol on the finish.

SRP: $45




AL Lagrein Rose.JPGAlois Lageder, 2015 Lagrein Rosé

Intense color of light, bright garnet. Nose of fresh berries and white flowers. Flavors of dried strawberry, roses, and grapefruit,. Bright serious acidity. Rich body and texture.

SRP: $17





Alois Lageder. 2012, Conus, Lagrein Riserva

Earthy, slightly shy nose. Flavors of fresh plums, cherry, strawberry, earth, leather with papery tannin and a forward minerality. Decent acidity. A bit light on the mid-palate.

SRP:  $28





Alois Lageder, 2010, Kzafuss, Pinot Noir

Forest floor, decaying leaves nose. Flavors of fresh bing cherry, leather, oaky spices and bold acidity. Tannins that are a bit forward along with good minerality and acid. This wine needs a few years cellaring yet.

SRP:  $50



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