Friday, 11 July 2014

It's been a long time!!

I didn't write a long time!
I was very busy!
But I  still taste very interesting wines and I will write about it very soon!
Meanwhile I'll show you my new hobby!


Sunday, 1 June 2014

Travaglini Nebbiolo Costa Della Sesia 2011, Doc

Piedmont, Italy 

$18.95 (30353)at LCBO

Vilified at stainless steel.
Dark red in the glass, very fruity and juicy on the palate. Dry,  fresh,lots of red fruit, cranberry, cherries, strawberry. fruity finish.

First Press Wine Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

California, USA
Napa Valley

Great Cab!
In the glass dark, healthy, with pinkish rim.
On the nose very complex,oak, licorice, dark fruit.
On the palate dry, balanced, lots of blackcurrant, some dark chocolate,  Oak gives this wine very characteristic taste. Good balance tannins and acidity. long finish with cherries flavor.

Gentil HUGEL 2012

 AOC Alsace

"Very nice spicy flavour of Gewurztraminer, the body of Pinot Gris, the finesse of Riesling, the grapiness of Muscat and the refreshing character of Sylvaner. "

 Refreshing, crisp, light, very summery, typical white wine from Alsace.

I would pair it with this asparagus and spinach mousse with prosciutto.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Beringer Founders' Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, California

$17.95 (534263) At LCBO

Very unusual Cabernet Sauvignon. And a little disappointing.
Dark color in the glass.
On the nose red berries, spices.
On the palate dry, light to medium bodied. Light tannins, crisp acidity.
Not really a Californian cab.
Juicy, ripe finish.

Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2010, Lodi

California, USA

$19.95 (942599) At LCBO

Rich dark color in the glass.
On the nose healthy, red fruit, cooked berries, tobacco.
On the palate dry, medium bodied,balanced, juicy. Lots of cherries, spices, fruit.
Medium finish with ripe fruit flavors.
Very good wine to pair with meat.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Hungaria Grande Cuvée Brut, Hungary

Sparkling wine.

$12.25 (619288)at LCBO

Light straw color in the glass, small bubbles.
Fresh acidity on the palate, apple, mineral, citrus, yeast.
Fresh and pleasant wine.