Friday, November 12, 2010

Nice Wine for the Night

Producer: Louis Latour
Wine: Pinot Noir
Region: Cote D'or, Burgundy France
Vintage: 2008
Price: $22
Notes: If you are looking for a nice, easy drinking, fruit forward wine this one is for you.  This light bodied red is well balanced with cherry, raspberry, red apple, red currant, mint and slight vanilla characteristics.  It's not terribly complex but that is part of its charm.  It pairs well with cheeses of the region specifically: Epoisses and Brillant Savarin.  It's not likely you will find either of these cheeses at your local supermarket you may have to go out of your way to find a cheese shop but the labour is well worth it.

Producer: Rodney Strong
Wine: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Northern Sonoma, California
Vintage: 2009
Price: $20
Notes: Thank you Anna for introducing me to this wine.  This is a well made sauvignon blanc and has everything you would expect.  Delicious pear, green apple, citrus, green bell pepper hints of minerality, and floral notes all shine through.  It's dry with high acid leaving you wanting more with every sip.  A very nice wine at a good price.


Producer: Llama
Wine: Malbec
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
Vintage: 2008
Price: $18
Notes: This is a food wine.  Honestly I didn't like it that much on its own it's flavours are spicy and herbaceous with some fruit.  It's got a lot of everything; acid, tannin, long finish, medium body.  If you want a wine to go with a beef roast, or cured meats or something along those lines this is a good pick.  If you want something to drink without food I wouldn't recommend it.  But trust me with food this wine goes very well!

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