Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Gran Feudo Reserva 2007, Navarra


$14.95 (479014)at LCBO

red blend-Tempranillo, Garnacha, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Very nice! Deep colored, with rich flavours. Spice, oak,  dark fruit, smoke, leather. Very nicely structured, long finish, balanced.
Loved it! Very good with meat.

Torres Gran Coronas Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2006, Penedès


$17.95 (36483)At LCBO

I love wines from Spain!
This Cab has a lot of flavour! Blackberries, cherries, dark fruit, chocolate. Tobacco and leather on the finish.

Krone Vintage Rosé Cuvée Brut Sparkling 2009, Wo Tulbagh, Méthode Cap Classique, South Africa

South Africa 

$22.95 (130047)At LCBO

lovely, fresh, soft mousse, light berry flavour.


More homemade chocolates!:0)

Friday, 11 July 2014

It's been a long time!!

I didn't write a long time!
I was very busy!
But I  still taste very interesting wines and I will write about it very soon!
Meanwhile I'll show you my new hobby!


Sunday, 1 June 2014

Travaglini Nebbiolo Costa Della Sesia 2011, Doc

Piedmont, Italy 

$18.95 (30353)at LCBO

Vilified at stainless steel.
Dark red in the glass, very fruity and juicy on the palate. Dry,  fresh,lots of red fruit, cranberry, cherries, strawberry. fruity finish.

First Press Wine Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

California, USA
Napa Valley

Great Cab!
In the glass dark, healthy, with pinkish rim.
On the nose very complex,oak, licorice, dark fruit.
On the palate dry, balanced, lots of blackcurrant, some dark chocolate,  Oak gives this wine very characteristic taste. Good balance tannins and acidity. long finish with cherries flavor.

Gentil HUGEL 2012

 AOC Alsace

"Very nice spicy flavour of Gewurztraminer, the body of Pinot Gris, the finesse of Riesling, the grapiness of Muscat and the refreshing character of Sylvaner. "

 Refreshing, crisp, light, very summery, typical white wine from Alsace.

I would pair it with this asparagus and spinach mousse with prosciutto.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Beringer Founders' Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, California

$17.95 (534263) At LCBO

Very unusual Cabernet Sauvignon. And a little disappointing.
Dark color in the glass.
On the nose red berries, spices.
On the palate dry, light to medium bodied. Light tannins, crisp acidity.
Not really a Californian cab.
Juicy, ripe finish.

Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2010, Lodi

California, USA

$19.95 (942599) At LCBO

Rich dark color in the glass.
On the nose healthy, red fruit, cooked berries, tobacco.
On the palate dry, medium bodied,balanced, juicy. Lots of cherries, spices, fruit.
Medium finish with ripe fruit flavors.
Very good wine to pair with meat.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Hungaria Grande Cuvée Brut, Hungary

Sparkling wine.

$12.25 (619288)at LCBO

Light straw color in the glass, small bubbles.
Fresh acidity on the palate, apple, mineral, citrus, yeast.
Fresh and pleasant wine.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Easton Zinfandel Amador County 2011


Dark color in the glass, semi  opaque.
On the nose red fruit, red berries, herbs.
On the palate dry, fresh, medium bodied. Raspberries, sweet candy, spices. Little bit unusual Zin, on the lighter side on the flavors.
Still well balanced, ripe tannins and good acid.
Fresh, medium finish.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Glenelly Grand Vin de Glenelly 2008

South Africa.
Blend: 40% Shiraz, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot

Lovely rich wine. Concentrated dark berries flavors. Followed by plum, floral and dried herbs aromas. Firm tannins and fresh acidity. Medium  spicy finish.
Very nice!

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut Cap Classique 2011, Wo Western Cap

Sparkling White

Western Cape, South Africa
$19.95 (342758) at LCBO

Very nice and gentle mousse, with small bubbles. Aromas of bread, following flavors of citrus and some nuttiness.
Crisp, fresh, very nice! 
I will buy it again!

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Wine in Piedmont

We tried local food, it was really amazing! And wine, which we never get in LCBO, unfortunately!

Fritto misto.

With fritto misto we had local young Barbera and Dolcetto.
Barbera was very rich with black fruit aromas, very balanced and juicy. Dark rich color in the glass.
Dolcetto was  light with good acidity, and fruitiness, very balanced. 

Another local wine, light, very gastronomic, red berries aroma, very delicate. There is an article about this grape

 Sparkling Freisa with cheese appetizer. Didn't see it here in Toronto. Also, wonderful and light wine.
And this was amazing white wine we had with vegetable dishes. Rich with complex aromas, balanced with honey, floral flavors, lemon and herbs. very good, I would love to have it in our LCBO!

Monday, 7 April 2014

Food and wine in Italy

While in Turin and Piedmont we had great experience with food and tasted many new wines.
We visited Eataly in Turin. Wonderful place! we ate there a few times and tasted wines.

 We had some meat and cheeses.
 With local Nebbiolo.

 This particular Nebbiolo was very unusual. Aged in steel, with rich fruit and red flavors.