This Vintages LCBO release featured California Cabs. This wine is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot with some Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. This wine showed ripe blueberry, chocolate, plum and violet. It's dry with soft, integrated tannins. It's a bit hot on the finish but other than that, it's well-balanced. At this price point, there is a lot to savour!
Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 $24.95
Sonoma County USA
Tselepos Moschofilero Mantinia 2010 $16.95
This lovely Shiraz had a great deep purple colour. It was spicy with lots of berry and licorice with slight vegetative flavours. It had great structure with nothing really jumping out to overpower along with a long delicious finish. I'm not one to normally drink Australian Shiraz but I would drink this one. I trust the wines from Plunkett Fowles. Not only is the quality there but it comes at an affordable price.
Plunkett Fowles Stone Dwellers Shiraz 2008 $19.95
Finca Nueva Reserva 2004 $19.95
I have some excellent news to share with you! Remember that tasting challenge that I participated in just before the holidays?
I came in 3rd place in the Amateur division! How about that. I didn't think I did well at all. It was a tough competition. Time to practice for next year! The award ceremony will be April 17th at the oh-so- cool 99 Sudbury. Looking forward to it!