week of October 28

Tempus Alba Malbec 2009 (Argentina) – “This Malbec was born as a result of a precise fermentation process control, a long maceration of 30 days and 8 months of ageing in oak barrels.  (70% French, 30% American).  It has a deep violet colour typical of the Malbec wines, with excellent structure and soft tannins.  Very […]

Ehret Knight’s Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (USA)

Ehret Knight’s Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (USA) – “The taste of this wine has benefited greatly from the origin of and agricultural practices used in the vineyard.   It is currently dark in color, displaying a fruit with rich, distinctive flavours and intense aromas.  The mouth feel is soft, with tannins that are not overpowering, and silky […]

week of October 21

Black Hills Estate Syrah VQA 2009 (Canada) – “An exuberant wine with aromas of raspberry, cherry cola, blackberry and chocolate tantalizing the nose.  On the palate this silky smooth wine reveals great complexity with notes of charred meat, mocha and cigar box.  All in all full bodied, balanced wine with integrated tannins, rich mouth feel […]

Romitorio Morellino di Scansano 2009 (Italy)

The Romitorio Morellino di Scansano 2009 is 85% Sangiovese and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.  “Unmistakable berry notes.  Full bodies, lush with good persistent softer tannins.  Serving Suggestions:  Roasted meats, BBQ Strip loin or rib eye, venison and bison.  Hard aged cheese.” (tasting notes) My notes from the wine tasting I attended:  WOW.   

week of October 14

Norton Barrel Select Malbec 2008 (Argentina) – “Depply red with violet hues. Aromas of ripe red fruits, cassis and pepper. Sweet on the palate, friendly tannins with spicy flavours.  Very good persistence.”  (tasting notes) Chateau Subilaux 2009 Bordeaux (France) – “90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc – it mixes ripe black fruits […]

week of October 7

Terre di San Venanzio Prosecco Brut DOCG (Italy) – On the nose green apple and pear with great fresh aromatic notes.  The palate is continuous and lively in the mouth, slightly sweet but perfectly balanced.  Chateau La Rame Bordeaux Rouge 2009 (France) – “Harvested from 30 year old vines. A vivid garnet red with bluish […]