While I am thankful for so many things after the Thanksgiving weekend, in addition family,friends, health and some leftover turkey, I discovered some awesome wines that I have to share.
I admit I couldn’t abandon the Italy section of Vintages after it had just brought me so much joy recently. But I also needed top expand my horizons. So here are my picks of the week.
Michele Satta Bolgheri Rosso 2009 I am a big fan of this region along the coast of Tuscany. This is the home to Super Tuscans. This deliciouis offering is 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, 10% Syrah, 10% Teroldego (first time I heard of that varietal). Deep ruby colour, with intense flavours of red fruit. Great buy at $19.95 – but give it a chance to breathe.
2009 Picnic Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir has been touted as a perfect pairing for turkey. It is medium bodied and can be the best of tastes and the worst of tastes. This one appealed because I had tried a bottle from the same produicer a couple of years ago and came away impressed. This one from Two Paddocks of Otago, New Zealand was even better than remembered. It’s got plenty of flavour of luscious cherry fruit and definitely became a table favourite. Note – I am not usually a fan of celeb wines (which everyone says even though there are some very respectable wines – ie Sting’s Sister Moon) – but this one by actor Sam Neill is winner and worth the $25.95 at the LCBO.
Silver Point East Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2009
My girls are committed drinkers of white wine, and while they lovingly tell me their favourite wine is Fuzion, I feel committed to helping them expand their horizons. Both gave this one the thumbs up. From New Zealand’s Marlborough area, it has a cool crisp citrus flavour that makes you wish for a warm day just so it can refresh you. At $13.95 a bargain for sure!
Did you have any great picks worth sharing? Let me know.
Have a great weekend!