Hey wine lovers , here is my latest wine blog!
This time around we are tasting some wonderful winter wines for cold nights!
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Welcome to 2013! The weather is cold and hopefully you have a cozy warm fireplace burning, someone to snuggle with, and a great glass of wine!
This time of year calls for some of my favorite grape varietals including, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Nebbiolo, Valpolicella, and Primitivo!
|It’s the wine of the people, people!
Let me tell you about a new Italian wine I am quite fond of, Le Cantine di Indie Vino Rosso del Popolo (wine of the people). It’s a blend of 50% Nebbiolo, 30% Barbera, and 20% Dolcetto. This is a dry wine with characters of bright red fruits, low tannins, and obvious elements of Italian terroir. Perfecto with red sauce, cheeses, or an antipasto plate
! These grapes are from the Piedmont region of Italy. Nebbiolo is king in that area and is what Barolo and Barberesco are made from. An outstanding wine at around $15.00.
|The aforementioned antipasto. It really is to die for.
On the Shiraz side I really enjoyed Small Gully Mr. Black’s Little Book Shiraz 2008
from Barossa Valley, Australia. This to me is a wonderful comfort wine in that it reflects jammy blackberry, raspberry, chocolate and vanilla with a long,warm finish! This would be outrageous with your favorite grilled burger
! Just a delight on the palate! $15.00
Next up, Cannonball, a California Cabernet with fruit from Napa, Mendocino, and Dry Creek. This wine’s taste is loaded with dark cherry, strawberry, and dark chocolate. What I really noticed (and enjoyed) was the hint of cedar on the palate. I would assume the vines of some of the fruit were grown near cedar trees. Vines pick up characteristics of the terroir (the dirt) they are grown in and pass on elements to the grapes. Delicious with lamb chops! Check it out…$15.00
My birthday was a few days ago and I was given the chance to taste an exquisite wine, a 2008 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon.This is what most Cabernet’s aspire to be. Full bodied on the palette, blackberry, black cherry, dark chocolate, smoke and a touch of vanilla. This was a special treat (gift) and at $250.00 a bottle, not one I will experience often. Thank you Dave, at Red Spirits and Wine in Bellevue, TN.!
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