The 2004 Fuentespina Granate from the Ribera Del Duero region in Spain is bigger and much more rustic than Israeli wine, but it has lots of character and would be perfect with a stew, a roast, or almost any Spanish red meat dish. The back label advertises this 100% Tempranillo as a BBQ wine which for a change is right on.
The 2006 Huntington Chardonnay is the quintessential California Chardonnay - creamy texture, floral notes, tropical fruit, but not a lot of oak - a great value.
The 2006 Dupond Chardonnay is an example of how the French can succeed in the global wine market. This Chard, from the Pays D'Oc, almost tastes like a Sauvignon Blanc. It is dry, slightly tart, but with good fruit and body - sort of the anti-thesis of the Huntington Chardonnay, the "Anti-California" Chard or the Chard for people who don't think they like Chardonnay another great value.
The 2006 Dupond Cabernet Sauvignon is full of delicious fruit - another bargain.
Tune in on Thursday or Friday for the continuation of Woodinville Passport.