Dec 03 2013
Please join Josh Arons of Vintage Winebow this Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM for a wonderful tasting of select wines!
This Cava is a beautiful, salmon-pink color wine. On the nose, the delicate aromas evolve from notes of fresh red apple and strawberries to hints of honey white flowers and toasted almond. On the palate the texture is rich and creamy with a fine perlage. Pair this wine with sushi, salmon pâté, strawberry sorbet, and foie gras.
Elderflower and currant aromas are accompanied by notes of citrus and passionfruit in this year’s Sauvignon Blanc. It has a radiant light yellow hue, tinged with green and the dominant flavours are fresh and herbal layered over ripe tropical fruit & citrus notes. A fine line of acid ensures the flavours are focussed and leads to a delicate yet persistent finish with underlying mineral tones.
2011 Altesino Rosso di Altesino, Toscano, Italy
Price: $16.99/bottle or $203.88/case
Sale: $15.29/bottle or $183.49/case
Altesino’s 2011 Rosso di Altesino bursts from the glass with sweet red berries, flowers, mint and licorice. The 2011 is hugely delicious now, and should be enjoyed over the next few years while the fruit retains its youthful exuberance.
Intense dark garnet, with flecks of purple and indigo. The nose introduces floral notes at first, followed by intense red currant, raspberry, black cherry and a hint of vanilla and white chocolate. Very bright on the palate, with fleshy, polished tannins and a juicy berry acidity that keeps this unique, assertive Malbec focused.
Bold aromas rise out of the glass, recalling blackberries and black cherry cola supported by hints of spicy cloves. A rich texture on the palate supported by supple tannins make this wine a perfect combination of finesse and power. Fine grained tannins on the finish give this Cabernet Sauvignon a dryness that nicely complements its broad mouthfeel and lush flavors.