Thursday, 28 February 2013

Domaine De La Janasse Côtes Du Rhône 2009, Ac

Rhone, France.
 Grenache, with syrah, cinsault and carignane.

In the glass dark purple with magenta rim. Semi opaque.
On the nose dark berries, floral, leather.
On the palate dry, medium bodied, good  balance of acidity and tannins. Very pleasant in the mouth. Smooth, wonderful at the room temperature! Wine has a lot layers of flavors, meat, dark fruit, cherry, earth, opens up  after a while. Very nice! Long finish with oak aromas.
Really enjoyed this wine!

Friday, 22 February 2013

Macmurray Ranch Pinot Noir 2009, Central Coast

California, USA
$21.95 at LCBO

A classic Pinot from New World.

In the glass garnet color, semi opaque.
On the nose cherry, spice, vanilla.
On the palate dry, medium bodied, smooth.
Flavors of black fruit, cherry, cola, with floral notes.
 Medium finish with hint of oak.

Lovely Pinot to enjoy with light dinner.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Frogmore Creek Pinot Noir 2007, Tasmania

Pinot Noir.

In the glass bright ruby color.
On the nose  red berries, floral notes, spices.
On the palate dry, medium bodied. Very good balance of pomegranate acidity and soft tannins. Aromas of cherries, red currants, raspberries.
Long finish with peppery notes.
 Lovely Pinot from Tasmania!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Freemark Abbey Merlot 2009, Napa Valley

 80% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot & 1% Syrah

In the glass deep ruby red. Semi opaque.
On the nose oak, layers of dark fruit and berries. Baking spices.
On the palate dry, medium bodied, very soft and pleasant. Elegant tannins, flavors of vanilla, black cherry, mulberry and hint of chocolate.
Long and pleasant finish.
Beautiful wine can be enjoyed now or in a few years. Needs decanting.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Castellani Poggio Al Casone La Cattura 2010

Tuscany, Italy.
A blend of mostly Teroldego with Syrah

In the glass deep ruby red, with  purple rim.
On the nose oak, blackberry.
 On the palate dry, medium bodied, very soft palate, gentle and balanced tannins. Smooth with aromas of stone fruit, floral with the hint of minerality.
Finish is long with smoke flavors.

Very nice wine, new grape to taste. Will be great with Italian pasta with meat sauce.