Monday, December 31, 2012

De la Chevaliere Pinot Noir 2010, France - $33

We had this wine at Bar Mirabeau, where it retails for $33/bottle and $10/glass.

Aroma - cherries
Taste - cherries

Very simple and food friendly.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Humberto Canale Pinot Noir 2011, Patagonia, Argentina - $15

I purchased this wine for $15 a bottle at Austin Wine Merchant.

Aroma - bright cherries, light spice
Taste - bright cherries, light spice, black tea, soft tannins

It's a nice wine! I really like it!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Schreckbichl Colterenzio Pinot Nero 2010, Italy - $17.50


I purchased this wine at Austin Wine Merchant for $17.50/bottle.

Aroma - cherries and spice
Taste - cherries, spice, black tea

Simple and yummy!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Rocca di Montemassi Le Focaie Sangiovese 2010, Toscana, Italy - $34


Had this wine at Taverna, where it retails for $34/bottle.

Aroma - cherries
Taste - cherries, black tea, soft to moderate tannins

Yummy! Great with whole wheat spaghettini with turkey meatballs!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Chateau Hyot Red Bordeaux 2010, Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux, France -$10

I purchased this wine for $10/bottle at Costco.

Aroma - fruit and spice
Taste - fruit, light spice, moderate tannins, black tea

Yummy, especially for the price!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cameron Hughes Lot 325 Meritage 2010, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley, CA - $12

I purchased this wine at Costco for $11/bottle. It consists of 64% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Petit Verdot.

Aroma - dark fruit and spice
Taste - dark fruit, slight licorice, little spice, moderate tannins, dark cocoa finish


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Vina Telleria Old Vine Mencia 2010, Bierzo, Spain

This is a William-Sonoma wine. I had it at JB's Glogg Party. It is 100% Mencia.

Aroma - fruit, a little hot
Taste - fruit, dark chocolate

Yum! A little hot.