week of May 11, 2012

Naked Grape Moscato (Canada) – sweetness = 02

Tercos Torrontes (Argentina) – “Torrontes is a white grape characteristic of Argentina.  This new wine from Tercos is dry and refreshing with flavours of grapefruit, peach, apple, melon and pineapple.”  (tasting notes)

Tercos Bonarda (Argentina) – “Bonarda is the second most planted grape variety in Argentina (after Malbec), and is thought to be the same grape as the Italian Charbono.  These grapes are grown on the Tupungato mountainside – one of the highest elevations in the Andes – where the days are warm and the nights cool.  This Bonarda is unoaked, vibrant and full of fresh red fruits.”  (tasting notes)

Finca Decero Malbec (Argentina) – “A core intesity of red fruit flavors and lifted violet aromas remain the signature of Malbec from our Remolinos Vineyard. This is exquisitely balanced by freshness of acidity and an elegant integration of French oak which adds complexity to the rich mid palate of this vintage.”  (tasting notes)

Decero Cabernet Sauvignon (Argentina) -“2009 is defined by its cherry and spice aromatics and with an emphasis of red fruit flavors. The structure is elegant with highly integrated tannins. Having spent 14 months in French oak barrels, the 2009 Decero Cabernet Sauvignon is decidedly elegant with finesse on the long finish.”  (tasting notes)

CarinaE Malbec Gran Reserva 2008 (Argentina) – “This wine was crafted from a meticulous selection of old vine Malbec grapes and matured for 15 months in new French barriques.  This wine combines the typical Malbec aromas and flavours of black and red fruits with hints of coffee, toast, chocolate, and vanilla from time spent in the barrel.  The result is a richly fruity wine of structure and elegance.  91 points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate” (tasting notes)

Smirnoff Fluffed Marshmallow vodka

Smirnoff Whipped Cream vodka