Tuesday, May 29, 2012

WOW: Buried Cane Wines, Washington!

WOW: Wine of the Week

NEW: Buried Cane Wines, Washington!

Buried Cane WineryNew to the Uncorked portfolio of products are two special selections from Buried Cane Winery in Washington State.

Well known for its Rieslings, Buried Cane Winery is no exception in producing a value driven (under $12 per bottle!) quality white wine.  AND, for the red wine lovers amoungst us, fear not, Buried Cane has also perfected a Cabernet, also under $12 per bottle!  Both wines are a fine example of the quality that we have come to expect from our friends in the Pacific Northwest. 

Buried Cane Winery: What's in a Name?

"Buried Cane wines are named after a time-honored Washington State practice used to protect grape vines from frigid winter temperatures. Low-growing vine canes (shoots) are buried under the soil, then unearthed after winter freezes pass. Buried Cane wines are named with terms common in woodcut printing.
Washington State wine country has warm sunny summers and cold frosty winters. One time-honored practice to protect grape vines from damaging cold is to bury low-growing vine canes. These buried canes can be unearthed after winter freezes pass, assuring a grape harvest in the following season." - Winery Notes

Buried Cane Riesling 2009 Tasting Notes

The Buried Cane Riesling is 100% Riesling. It’s a ripe, off-dry wine with bright, yellow/ straw color, and effusive floral aromas of jasmine, lily and heather. Background notes are of starfruit and pineapple. On the palate the wine is expansive and rich, focused on intense mango and white peach flavors. The mouthwatering finish is long and finely-textured.

Buried Cane Cabernet 2008 Tasting Notes

The finished wine is dark ruby in color, and quite opaque. Red fruits and florals dominate the nose, complemented by raspberry, cherry, violet and rose, with scents of cedar and juniper in the background. One the palate, black cherry and a dark earthy minerality meld with cedar-accented bright fruit.  Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 2% Syrah.

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