Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Villa Pozzi Nero d'Avola 2011, Sicily - $12


I purchased this wine at Whole Foods for $12 a bottle.

Aroma - black fruit, slightly floral
Taste - black fruit, dark cocoa, moderate to strong tannins

Yummy with roasted chicken and Brussels sprouts!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Carpineto Dogajolo 2011, Toscano, Italy - $13

I bought this wine at Whole Foods for $13 a bottle. It is a blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Aroma - strawberries
Taste - red fruit, black tea, dark cocoa finish, soft to moderate tannins

Good with beef stew!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Bess Bistro - Restaurant Review

Bess Bistro is wonderful! The food and wine are excellent, and the atmosphere, although subterranean, is cozy and warm.

You know I love a good Cesar Salad! This one was fairly traditional and excellent!

Hubby said that this was the best roasted chicken he has ever had, hands down!

Update 2016: Bess Bistro has closed permanently. We are so sad!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Paladin Salbanello 2011, Annone Veneto, Italy -$11


I purchased this wine for $11 a bottle at Whole Foods. According to the label it is a blend of 80% Cabernet and 20% Malbec. It is also only 11% alcohol, which I really like!

Aroma - red and black fruit, black tea
Taste - red and black fruit, black tea, moderate tannins, nice long finish

I think I am in love with this wine!!!