White Wines    Pinot Gris/Grigio    Tuscany    Italy   
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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Ruffino Pinot Grigio Lumina 2010
Ruffino Pinot Grigio Lumina 2010
(search item no. 107802)

PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $8.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Straw yellow in color. On the nose this wine exhibits intense floral notes followed by aromas of citrus and pear. Refined notes of minerality are balanced with hints of pineapple and sage, making Lumina a medium-bodied wine with a lean and lasting finish.

Crisp, aromatic and full of body, Lumina is a versatile match with food. Serve as an apéritif or with dishes such as soft shell crabs, grilled fish, pasta primavera, and roasted chicken. Lumina also pairs well with ethnic dishes such as Mexican enchiladas, Greek dolmas; and Thai green curries.

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About Ruffino:

In 1877, Illario and Leopoldo Ruffino laid the foundations of their dream to make the most known and loved Italian wines in the world from the heart of Tuscany. At their winery in Pontassieve, just outside of Florence, they began producing wines according to a strict quality standard and a rigorous technical research. Soon, Ruffino became an international symbol of the Chianti region, and won numerous awards, including the prestigious gold medal at the Bordeaux Wine Fair in 1895, affirming the quality of its wine.

In 1913, the Folonari family purchased Ruffino and brought new talent, energy and enthusiasm into the company. They started on a nearly century-long pursuit to develop a collection of estates in Tuscany, all of which matched the standard of quality and uniqueness which was the trademark of Ruffino wine.

Over the last sixty years, Ruffino has established seven prominent estates in Tuscany, all situated within the major DOCG production regions including Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti and Chianti Classico. Today, Ruffino continues to meld century-long Tuscan traditions with new state-of-the-art cellar technology and modern winemaking for an ideal symbiosis with the energy of the contemporary Italian lifestyle.



White Wines    Other White Blends    Other Oregon    Oregon   
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Sokol Blosser Evolution White Blend
Sokol Blosser Evolution White Blend
(search item no. 1648)
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PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $13.99

Winemaker's Notes:

We shortened the name to Evolution (we also trademarked it) and had fun with the package. The new label picks up similar elements of the old label with a fresh twist. It reflects how Evolution evolves: the same classic blend of 9 white grapes, each pressed separately, adding its own character.

At the same time, every new bottling has its own subtle and fresh personality; this edition is slightly less sweet than the last. The 9 grapes tie together perfectly, creating a smooth, layered white wine that can hold its own or stand up to just about any food pairing you dare to serve it with. It is extraordinarily food-friendly, from light salads to the hottest fusion-style cuisine.

Regarding the question we're most often asked: "Were you trying to do this or did your leftovers happen to work well together?" We'll let the success of Evolution speak for itself.

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About Sokol Blosser:

When Bill Blosser and Susan Sokol Blosser planted their first vines in 1971, they needed all of their youthful self-confidence, energy and determination to make their way because there was no wine industry in Oregon. Today, with over 400 wineries and more than 19,000 acres of vineyards, Oregon wines are available throughout the world. Sokol Blosser has survived, grown and prospered as a family-owned and run operation, and they are proud to have been part of developing and shaping Oregon's now prominent wine industry.

Sokol Blosser strives to create wines of world class quality that are produced sustainably, mindful of the environment and your health, and that express the distinctive flavors of their hillside vineyards. Sokol Blosser wines reflect who they are – their values and their sense of place. We hope you enjoy them.



Red Wines    Other Red Blends    Other Oregon    Oregon   
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Sokol Blosser Evolution Red Blend
Sokol Blosser Evolution Red Blend
(search item no. 115077)

PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Rich garnet color. Sweet, pure fruit aromas of maraschino cherries, strawberry preserves and red plums. Notes of tangy cranberries, ripe raspberries and loganberries. Evolution Red has a bright edge of pomegranate and blood orange, with hints of warm earth and cinnamon. The overall mouthfeel is lighter-bodied with fine tannins, finishing smooth and juicy.
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About Sokol Blosser:

When Bill Blosser and Susan Sokol Blosser planted their first vines in 1971, they needed all of their youthful self-confidence, energy and determination to make their way because there was no wine industry in Oregon. Today, with over 400 wineries and more than 19,000 acres of vineyards, Oregon wines are available throughout the world. Sokol Blosser has survived, grown and prospered as a family-owned and run operation, and they are proud to have been part of developing and shaping Oregon's now prominent wine industry.

Sokol Blosser strives to create wines of world class quality that are produced sustainably, mindful of the environment and your health, and that express the distinctive flavors of their hillside vineyards. Sokol Blosser wines reflect who they are – their values and their sense of place. We hope you enjoy them.