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.

I am back!

It's been a while.
I took some time off. And me and my husband went to Italy! It was wonderful trip!
We traveled to Venice and enjoyed the Carnival!
The we took a train to Verona, Turin and Milan.
There are some pictures I want to share.