Is a wine spe­cial­ist for Waitrose with tips on grape and grain

Ni­cola Barnes

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - LIFE & LEISURE -

HI wine lovers! Stay­ing on the ‘Dry Jan­uary’ theme, we head to St He­lena, Napa County, Cal­i­for­nia.

Here we visit the Sut­ter Home Win­ery and will be tast­ing their Fre de-al­co­holised Red Blend 2012.

Made from the Mer­lot grape, the look is deep, dark, dense, and ruby in colour.

On the nose, heady aro­mas of rich, ripe, jammy sum­mer straw­ber­ries.

In the mouth, there is a good weight, flavours of plum and cherry fruits carry through to a soft, long, lin­ger­ing fruit fin­ish.

Drink on its own, or pair with sal­mon, turkey, chicken and ham dishes, as well as pasta and pizza.

Al­co­hol by vol­ume is 0.5% and the price is £3.49 (ex­clu­sive to Waitrose).

A tad on the sweet side for my pal­ette, but still a good en­ter­tain­ing tip­ple for your non-drink­ing driv­ers! Un­til next time, well done and keep go­ing!

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