I am not an expert, just a discerning wine lover or amateur de vin (as the French say), but everyone has a different palate, likes and dislikes so it must be understood that any of my recommendations are personal. I just hope that you find them useful or at the very least - interesting. I also hope you enjoy my photos. It is more fun sharing then keeping them backed up on a hard drive.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Winter Warmers

What do this weeks wines have in common aside from both being red? Well not much except for great quality for the price and that I consumed them both within the last week and I couldn't wait to share...

CHÂTEAU DE NAGES RÉSERVE 2009 - Rhone, France - $ 11.45
This wine is an incredible pleasure, especially for the price. Sorry that I am at the last of this because the stock is critically low. Well-Priced at $14.95, even better at $11.45! 70% Grenache / 30% Syrah. It is quite complex with ripe red and black fruit, spicy and slightly herbal, nicely balanced.

13TH STREET - SANDSTONE - OLD VINES GAMAY NOIR - 2009, Niagara, ON - $27.95
Complex nose of dark fruit - plum and cherry, pepper and a smokiness.  Juicy fruit, young tannins (this is great now but will keep and improve with age). Mouth-filling, weighty, long finish, beautifully made wine.


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