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Tag Archives: 2010
Meritage, Clos du Soleil, Estate Reserve, Similkameen Valley VQA, BC, Canada, 2010, 14% abv.
A classic Meritage blend of Cabernet Franc 40%, Malbec 35%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, and Petit Verdot 5%, this wine hails from one of BC’s coolest biodynamic vineyards. Clos du Soleil is located in a unique microclimate of a region – … Continue reading
Bordeaux, Château Malartic Lagravière, Grand Cru Classé, Graves, Pessac-Léognan AC, France, 2010, 14.5% abv, C$100
I often find the names of Bordeaux wineries to be, well, kind of unusual. This one is no exception. After a little digging, I learned it started off as Domaine de Lagravière and in the late 1700s was owned by … Continue reading
Pinot Noir, Foxtrot, Erickson Vineyard, Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC, 2010, 13.6% abv.
We visited Foxtrot in 2013 and purchased this bottle plus another Pinot Noir made with grapes from the Foxtrot Vineyard. It wasn’t easy keeping this one until Christmas 2015, but we managed. A perfect accompaniment to turkey dinner with sausage stuffing … Continue reading
Posted in British Columbia, Pinot Noir, RED Tagged 2010, BC, Erickson Vineyard, Foxtrot, Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, pinot noir, red wine, VQA 4 Comments
Socrè, Barbaresco, Dolcetto d’Alba DOC, Cuneo, Italia, 2010, 12.5% abv.
This wine comes straight from Piemonte in the northwestern corner of Italy from a vineyard tended to by former architect Marco Piacentino and his family. The vineyard lies directly across the road from Angelo Gaja’s famous Sori Tilden vines. Piacentino’s side of the … Continue reading
Posted in Italy, Nebbiolo, OTHER, RED Tagged 2010, barbaresco, Cuneo, Dolcetto d'Alba DOC, italia, Italy, marco piacentino, Piedmont, Piemonte, red wine, Socre Leave a comment
Verdejo, Naia, Rueda DO, Spain, 2010, 13% abv, $26
Now, this wine made me sit up and take notice! It was marked down for sale as it’s near the end of its drinking life, but make no mistake; this is an awesome drink. Verdejo is the grape of Rueda … Continue reading
Posted in Spain, Verdejo, WHITE Tagged 2010, Naia, Rueda DO, spain, Verdejo, white wine Leave a comment
Albariño, Burgáns, Rias Baixas DO, Spain, 2010, 13% abv, C$21++
Here is another Spanish white for your drinking pleasure – I seem to have been enjoying a lot of them these days. They’re a good deal, are generally well made and balanced with good flavour and appropriate alcohol. This Albariño is … Continue reading
Posted in Albarino / Alvarinho, OTHER, Spain, WHITE Tagged 2010, Albarino, Burgans, Rias Baixas DO, spain, white wine Leave a comment
Olivar, Cesconi, Bianco, Vignetti delle Dolomiti IGT, Italy, 2010, 13.5% abv, C$32
Nestled up in Italy’s northwest corner, north of Trento in tiny Pressano lie the Cesconi brothers’ vineyards. Most of the fruit for this wine – a blend of Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay – is from the Olivar, a single … Continue reading
Posted in Chardonnay, Italy, OTHER, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, WHITE Tagged 13.5% abv, 2010, Bianco, Cesconi, chardonnay, Italy, Olivar, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Vignetti delle Dolomiti IGT, white wine Leave a comment
Pinot Noir, Schug, Carneros, Sonoma, California, 2010, 14.5% abv.
With American Thanksgiving on the horizon, this is a California Pinot Noir that would be worth finding to pair with the turkey. On the eyes, this wine is the colour of raspberry juice with some garnet thrown in for tone. Its … Continue reading
Posted in California, Pinot Noir, RED Tagged 2010, california, Carneros, pinot noir, red wine, Schug, Sonoma Leave a comment
Pinot Noir, Boulder Bluff, Adelsheim, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2010, 13.6% abv.
It’s Thanksgiving again – so here is the requisite post about a Pinot Noir and pairing it with your turkey. Medium plus garnet with some ruby tinges and deep, broad aromas of plum with boysenberry and spiced tobacco, here is … Continue reading
Posted in Oregon, Pinot Noir, RED Tagged 13.6% abv., 2010, Adelsheim, Boulder Bluff, oregon, pinot noir, red wine, Willamette Valley Leave a comment
Ca’ Di Pian, Barbera d’Asti, La Spinetta, Catagnole Lanze DOCG, Italia, 2010, 14% abv.
Made from the Barbera grape in Piedmonte, northwestern Italy, this is a wine showing deep garnet with a nose of purple Italian plum, black fruit, herb and star anise. The palate is dry with softly ripe, velvety tannins, slightly high … Continue reading
Posted in Barbera, Italy, OTHER, RED, red wine Tagged 14% abv, 2010, Barbera d'Asti, Ca' Di Pian, Catagnole Lanze DOCG, italia, La Spinetta Leave a comment