…savior of the Greek wine industry. Thessaly, under Mt. Olympus, produces Merlot-, Cabernet- and Bordeaux-style wines made from the Moschato Amvourgou as well as a white Chardonnay made from the indigenous Batiki grape.
The Aegean Islands maintain wine traditions that some wine historians suspect go back to ancient Greece. Santorini manufactures a sweet Vinsanto that can only be described as raisin-like, and the Muscats of Samos are more classically balanced than many …
…Family Wines) 76.2% cabernet sauvignon, 14.8% merlot, 4.9% malbec, 2.8% petit verdot, 1.3% cabernet franc. Lovely transparent ruby color; bouquet of graphite, lavender and violets, black currants and red cherries, hints of cedar, black olive and plum; mild tannins but very dry, bitter chocolate and exotic spice at the core, fairly austere finish, ending on a woody note; not badly-made but not compelling. Now through 2018 to '20. Very Good+. About $ 35.
The 2011 Terre di San Leonardo is the shy one of this group. Understated and underplayed, just the family that makes it. But a pretty elegant wine. It played well with a plate of steak and frites that night. Juicy, dry, nice fruit, a wine for the Bordeaux lover, the Napa Cab lover or the Ornellaia-phile. It can be found for less than $ 20. One could buy a case of this for what you'd …
…2011, Napa Valley. 14% alc. With 5% merlot, 2% petit verdot, 1% each malbec and syrah. Dark ruby-purple color, slightly lighter rim; cloves and sandalwood, bay leaf and sage, black olive and rosemary; intense and concentrated notes of black currants and plums; deeply, stalwartly tannic, dense and dusty; graphite and shale, but well-knit and balanced; a nicely done if predictable performance. Try from 2015 or '16 through 2020 to '22. Very Good+. About $ 40.
Dark black ruby. Nose closed at first, but on the second night it was showing lovely, subtle dark cherry fruit, and a dark, gravelly earthiness, along with a lifting baked cake note. Densely-fruited, but in a dry extract -- not jammy -- way, it packs the palate with dark fruit and loads of gravelly minerals. Full-bodied, with …
…enjoyed a glass of the 2010 Ameritage and I enjoyed a glass of the(one of my favorites!) with a baguette while sitting on the patio.
We had a fun time chatting with all the staff. All the staff members signed a bottle of the 2010 Ameritage for us to take home. Thank you! After purchasing some of our favorites we said our goodbyes. A huge THANK YOU to Tammy for the wonderful service and hospitality. We had a great time during our tasting! If you haven't been to Pearmund …
…along with some plum and other berries. It's not what I would call an "elegant" wine, but it's fun and tasty.
If you want to mix things up over the holidays, this would be a definite conversation starter. Cheers!
Wine: Frisk Prickly Rosso
Variety: 51% merlot, 49% dolcetto
Price: $ 10.00
Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.
I also prefer to serve my guests with familiar cheeses such as Cheddar as it can go along with entirely different wines.
The best thing about serving familiar cheeses is that it makes me feel relaxed. I always choose a flexible wine that complements a wide variety of cheese types. In order that the flavours of the cheeses and wines would emerge, I make sure that they are all served at their proper temperatures.
This meritage is made from 33% cabernet, 32% merlot, 27% , 7% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot. And although there's only 1% petit verdot I always say that petit verdot makes a red blend better.
The grapes for this wine come from the Central Coast region in and primarily ( 99%) from .
This wine starts off with dense plum, black cherry and blackberry scents on the nose, coupled with plenty of spicy aromatics like …
…Knowing that they wanted to mirror European style wines, they chose to plant only vinifera clones of Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petite Verdot. With the expertise of world-renown viticulturist and consultant, Lucie Morton, the best varietal was matched to the rootstock and selected to each site to ensure that the resulting wine would be world-class exceptional.
Karamoor makes great wines, and we're expecting even more from them!