An endearing red blend from Bella Terra’s own estate vineyards. PondView Estate Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake has recently changed its name to Bella Terra Vineyards. The 2018 vintage of Bella Terra Red is a blend of the three main red varietals that grow in their vineyards: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. This lovely medium-bodied redContinue reading “Bella Terra Red.”
The trio of Bordeaux originals that have take the entire world by storm! Three “big” full bodied red wines to enjoy. Whether a bottle that’s a blend of all three varietals from Bordeaux, or choose individually as a single varietal from a region like California, Australia, or South Africa, these are the blockbusters that satisfyContinue reading “Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc, and Merlot”
A Brunello that’s elegant and true We enjoyed this beautiful wine last night with sliced baguette and aged cheeses, including parmigiano (a great match). Brunello must spend at least 2 years in barrels and cannot be released until the fifth year after harvest. A patient investment to produce an outstanding wine. We immediately noticed itsContinue reading “Piccini Villa al Cortile Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2010”
What do we have to do to get truly great wines? I don’t know about you, but personally, I’m not impressed often enough with the red wines people bring to the house when I’m entertaining. Don’t get me wrong. I’m thankful for the gift, and even more thankful that they’ve come so I can enjoyContinue reading “On the lookout for truly great red wines? Look into this one. Structure, balance, and very impressive”
Oregon knows how to do Pinot Noir Robust, earthy, great berry fruit. Outstanding wine. In Vintages from time to time. I had this one with the rep and the product consultants at Bayview and Sheppard.
Pinot Noir – the grape and the wine. Pinot Noir (classic tasting notes: cherries, raspberries and smoke). The premier red-wine grape of the Burgundy region of France. Get to know it first from Burgundy. Then try a few New World regions that do well with it, for example Pinot Noir from Oregon. Food Pairing: serveContinue reading “Pinot Noir (Wine Introduction).”
I love the wines from the Amyndeon and Florina wine regions of the province of Macedonia. Being in the northwestern part of Greece, the region is cooler than other parts of the country and with the high altitude, and surrounding mountains and lakes, it possesses a microclimate very suitable for grape growing. Wines of Greece sectionContinue reading “I just love wines from Amyndeon and Florina Greece. Ask for them! #winesofgreece #winesofamyndeonandflorina”
Andert Josef 2010 Zweigelt. Peppery spice, black cherry, and mineral notes. Light bodied, delicate, fresh and lively. From Neusiedlersee Austria. Not available in North America. When in Austria, be sure to pick up a case directly from the winemaker.
($20) RATING: 90. A charming Bordeaux with fruity, earthy and subtle spicy aromas. A very nice nose. A light wine with nuances of black and red berries, subtle cherries, raisins and vanilla. Many of the aromas continue in the flavours with additional notes of ultra ripe strawberries. Light tannins. Smooth finish. It’s a round wine.Continue reading “Chateau Grand Picque-Caillou – Bordeaux Rouge, 2005”