Bold, yet supple, elegant, with velvety tannins, the wine is concentrated and rich with blackberry and cassis, combined with spicy oak elements and slight toasty oak. There is a bright acidity and a lengthy finish. www.robertmondavi.com
The late Robert Mondavi is considered the godfather of the California wine movement having founded his winery in 1966, his dream was to create excellent Napa Valley wines that would stand up to the great wines of the world. Now close to half a century later his life long dream has been realized with iconic Napa Cabs winning top awards around the world.
TO KALON VINEYARD, Planted originally in 1868Read more: Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Napa Valley.
Beautiful elegant wine, lush with silky tannins elicits oohs and ahhs as our impromptu gathering of friends sip away and break bread with a healthy wedge of gorgonzola and some sausage.
Modus is a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the typical trio to make up a Super Tuscan. This wine Modus, is so named due to the care taken in each varietal being individually picked when ripe and aged in small oak barrels. The result, a mouthful of plum, cherry, a touch of chocolate and with vibrant acidity and lively finish.
The label of Modus represents a modern interpretation of a historical property “The property “The rose of the winds is intertwined with the elements which form the soul of a great wine; the vine, the sun, the soil, the life, the time, the fruit, the manner, the wine”http://www.ruffino.com/pagine/pagina.aspx?ID=Poggio_Casci001&L=EN
Read more: Modus Marvels... Ruffino Modus 2008 IGT Toscana leaves us smacking our lips
A casual get together with friends and gourmet lamb burgers turned into an affair to remember...
Read more: Beringer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Old world indeed, Castello di Gabbiano's story dates back over 800 years when the castle was constructed in the heart of the Chianti Classico region. The story goes that the Gabbiano Knight on horseback protected the Castello di Gabbiano Estate from outside invaders. The Cavaliere on the label symbolizes the robust charm and tradition of the Chianti region.
With rich Tuscan soil, the producer has long been crafting some of the finest wines from the Chianti Classico region. The grapes for the 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG come from the estate vineyards at the Castello di Gabbiano in the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany. The fruit was harvested from the oldest vines of the historic vineyard with an average age of 30 years.
The Chianti Classico Riserva is 95% Sangiovese and 5% Merlot and was aged for 16-18 months in 100% French oak, 50% of which was new oak barrels. On the nose you will enjoy a beautiful aroma reminiscent of sweet violets and cherry while on the palate full bodied and complex, the wine delivers flavours of black fruit including plum and blackcurrant accompanied by a hint of licorice... simply delish!
For more information on Castello di Gabbiano contact Treasury Wine Estates
Although this grape calls Galicia in Northwest Spain its home, many consider Argentina its home away from home, residing there quite heartedly and producing what many feel is one of Argentina’s white grapes with the most potential.
Our pick the Amalaya Torrontes Riesling 2011, from Salta, Argentina selling in Ontario for $10.95.
Big on taste, rich and creamy with a finish that long lingers! Not exclusively Torrontes, 15% Riesling is in the blend giving it that “zip and zing”, the backbone or acidity that makes it refreshing and even more suitable to enjoy with food. Aromatic, with notes of peach and ripe melon, even banana, we enjoyed this wine on our deck last weekend with grilled seafood including squid and scallops drenched in citrus and tropical marinade.
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