All Arizona Wine List at FnB Scottsdale

This is an all Arizona wine list I encountered at FnB Restaurant in Scottsdale.  Arizona wine is hard to find outside the state, but very very good.  Most of the wine comes from the Sonoita AVA in the southeastern part of the state, which is located at very high altitude (4500 feet) and surrounded by mountain ranges.  There's not alot of rainfall, but the soil retains water well and irrigation is also involved.  The varietals mainly consist of French Bordeaux and Rhone grapes, with some Italian mixed in.  All in all, I loved the wine I tried, the Canelo Hills Sauvignon Blanc and the Dos Cabezas Red Blend.  If you're in town for spring training baseball (White Sox in Glendale, Cubs in Mesa), make sure you check out this restaurant and some Arizona wine!

Cubs vs. Sox- The Wine Way

3599085565_c99c835ba9[1]To kick off the impending Cubs vs. Sox series, Bill Daley of the Chicago Tribune tasted a couple of recently unveiled wines named after two of Chicago's favorite players.  The Mark Buerhle Merlot, called "Buerhlot", and the Derrek Lee Cabernet Sauvignon, called "Caberlee", are two wines made by Longball Cellars in California.  I love the fact that many of these "celebrity wines" offer proceeds to charity, but many of them offer extremely pedestrian wines.  Check out the review, and see who wins!

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