Friday, April 26, 2013

Firestone Vineyard Clone 174 Syrah 2009, Santa Ynez Valley, CA



JB gave this bottle of wine to us.

Aroma - spicy/hot (14.5% alcohol - pretty high), smoky fruit
Taste - dark fruit, strong tobacco, dark cocoa

Good!


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Firestone Vineyard Ambassador Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Sant Ynez Valley, CA



Received this wine as a gift from JB. It is 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec, and 3% Merlot.

Aroma - dark fruit, hot
Taste - dark fruit, dark cocoa, hot

This wine is nice - has good body and lingers for a long time. Alcohol content is 14.5%, so quite high for me personally.


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Terre di Gioia Pinot Nero 2011, Delle Venezie, Italy - $35?




We purchased this wine at Gusto for $35/bottle. It was light, refreshing, and very food friendly!

Had it with polenta fries, calamari, Cesar salad, and bolognese. Yummy! And only 12.5% alcohol - awesome!!!!