Albero ’10 Tempranillo Barrica. Organic, vegan. Soft, complex, balanced acidity. Spice, cocoa, red fruit, vanilla, very dry. From D.O. Utiel-Requena (Valencia) Spain. Aged 4 months in American oak. Bodegas Irzano is Spain’s oldest winery, founded in 1335. A nice wine, and very affordable. Purchased at Trader Joe’s, Chicago.
Hinterbrook Barrel-fermented Chardonnay 2010. Light gold. Aromas of vanilla bean, caramel & nutmeg. Flavours of almond, apricot and clove, with a hint of pink grapefruit and cane juice. Perfect acidity, with a creamy richness in a balanced and well integrated presentation. Long finish. A beautiful wine! Hinterbrook wines are always from hand-harvested and sorted grapes grown in one of the most fertile vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake. $19.00. Vintages #292375.