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Title: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on January 19, 2014, 03:45:06 PM
Wine of the Day: Jean Leon 3055 Merlot

Let us share with you the story behind this legend Jean Leon. Jean Leon, a young idealist who broke new ground in difficult times and saw his dreams come true from creating the most prestigious restaurant in Hollywood, La Scala to the famous Jean Leon 3055. Today, the memory of that great man and his singular adventure comes to mind every time we uncork the wine that bears his name: Jean Leon. Wonder what 3055 stand for?
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: JHResident on January 22, 2014, 09:35:03 PM
Is this spam or is the poster paying for this ad?
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on January 22, 2014, 10:14:21 PM
No, this is not a spam. Do you have to pay in order to post pictures of products? 
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: Rhino on January 22, 2014, 11:02:59 PM
A great addition to the Heights. Please continue with your seminars and specials. Love your store, and I encourage others to visit. :)
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: toddg on January 22, 2014, 11:27:29 PM
Moderator's note:

Not spam.  This is a real neighborhood business.   JH Life is a free website, and their posts are welcome here!
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: Ed on January 23, 2014, 07:35:48 AM
A great addition to the Heights. Please continue with your seminars and specials. Love your store, and I encourage others to visit. :)
Me too! Nice guys and a great selection.
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on January 23, 2014, 03:31:45 PM
Thank you Rhino and Ed. Please stop by for wine tasting tomorrow and/or Saturday. I just post it. :)
Title: Wine of the Day: The Other
Post by: ABWinery on January 30, 2014, 10:09:10 AM
The Other is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Syrah.  The Peirano vineyard had a unique way to make wines. They make sure their vines struggle a little bit, through techniques like deficit irrigation, to help concentrate the fruit flavors. Tasting notes, vibrant color and aromas of blackberry and plums are complimented by spice, toasty oak and cedar notes. A wave of black cherries and a hint of smoky dark oak lead to a long seductive finish.
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ptbass75 on February 01, 2014, 09:21:47 PM
Went to your new store for the first time today. Had a really great experience. Looking forward to trying the wines we bought. I would also encourage everyone to check out and support your business.
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on February 01, 2014, 10:29:48 PM
ptbass75, thank you very much! We are happy to hear you had a great experience with us. We hope you enjoy the wine you bought. Looking forward to see you again soon!
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on February 04, 2014, 01:43:12 PM
Wine of the Day: Fattoria Victiccio Toscana Bere 2011.
Bere is from Tuscany, Italy. Is a blend of 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet, and 25% Merlot, making this wine a “Super Tuscan”. The term “Super Tuscan” describes any Tuscan red wine that does not adhere to traditional blending laws for the region. Super Tuscans often use other grapes, especially Cabernet, making them ineligible for DOC(G) classification.This wine has a beautiful nose of ripe red fruit – cherry and strawberry. The full palate has loads of lush fruit – black raspberry and cherry. The tannins are mild and well integrated. This wine makes a lovely match with pan-roasted filet mignon with mushroom and red wine sauce.
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on February 05, 2014, 03:49:08 PM
Wine of the Day: Sur del los Andes.

Sur del los Andes, Argentina created by Guillermo Banfi. A Young Argentine banker who entered the wine industry in 2002. His passion for wine had led him to leave as a banker and presuade his dream of creating high quality, boutique winery. In 2005, Banfi hired winemaker Pablo Durigutti to form Sur de los Andes. The Sur Malbec has a deep purple game color, sweet raspberry and blackberry and graphite aromas and a kick of toasty pepper spice flavors. Pickup one today!
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: Minimal4me on February 05, 2014, 09:43:01 PM
Love learning about wine! I really appreciate this post. Thanks, and I'll be by to check out the store as soon as we move.
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on February 06, 2014, 10:08:16 AM
Thanks Minimal4me. Our winery boutique is very passionate about wines. We want our customers to know the story behind each wine bottle and their story behind it. We hope to see you soon!
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on February 06, 2014, 10:09:18 AM
Every Wine has a story, but many are forgotten fast or shall never be mentioned. This one stuck with me. We in general are intrinsically curious. We alwyays ask why? We are driven to the point that we seek to explain the unexplainable, going as far as placing huge mirrors in the universe to look even deeper into the dark. One of these mirrors is called the Hubble telescope, and is best accessed from an observatory on top of the Andes Cordilleras named Tololo.Famous for its uniquely crisp and clear, unpolluted night skies, here at the grand junction between man, curiosity and the surrounding universe, here at the Earth’s opposite side of Lhasa, the Himalaya’s spiritual center, where tales of indigenous people report of similar powers, no grapes are grown, here is where ideas are.  And as every wine is not only the result of nature’s own doing but also an expression of man’s confrontation with nature, Tololo stands for exactly this: Curiosity.
The label on the bottle is a simple representation of the above idea, he who is curious is looking up into the night sky: the observatory (open dot) connects the Hubble (blue star) with the Sun (golden sun), Moon and stars (red point), and we watch from below.
Tasting notes: Pretty mixture of boysenberry, blackberry and cherry fruit notes, mid palate of noble tannins leading into a slightly peppered finish.
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on February 07, 2014, 09:57:28 AM
Wine of the Day: Domaine Mas Barrau - 100% Cabernet Franc
This wine has a Lovely black fruit  with a robust rich palate, a full-bodied wine with real warmth and depth. There is a wild ripeness of sweet scented fruit twinned with an edgy woodland perfume. The palate is incredibly long and very rich - scrumptiously juicy fleshy Rhone flavours are counterbalanced and intertwined with the savoury crunchy rooty character of Cabernet Franc.
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: NYC Native on February 09, 2014, 10:36:39 AM
Wine of the Day: Fattoria Victiccio Toscana Bere 2011.
Bere is from Tuscany, Italy. Is a blend of 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet, and 25% Merlot, making this wine a “Super Tuscan”. The term “Super Tuscan” describes any Tuscan red wine that does not adhere to traditional blending laws f.......


I will always drink a California red in a restaurant and I wont try European wines unless they are blended or I recognize it.   For many years I had too many disappointments with them.   This one sounds yummy - are the Super Tuscans the only blended wine that are not considered a table wine?
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on February 09, 2014, 02:10:49 PM
Hi NYC Native,

No, "Super Tuscans" wine is what they are referring to specifically to Bere. This wine is not a table wine. While California red are popular among many resturants, we do have a selections of good California wines, more specifically a Zinfandel called, "Wild Thing" from Mendocino Country is one of our most popular red wine. All our wines are very selective, please stop by anytime to our wine shop for some tasting. We host wine tasting every Fridays and Saturdays. Looking forward meeting you.

 
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on February 09, 2014, 04:32:56 PM
Wine of the Day: INURRIETA SUR from Spain
A blend of Garnacha and Graciano. Inurrieta SUR has pleasing aromas of blackberry, ripe fruit, and a little cinnamon spice. The predominant flavors when tasting are fruity and sweet with black cherry cola notes. This wine has a silky mouthfeel and good balance. It has a nice long finish and velvety smooth tannins. We found this wine to at its best on the first day. The texture and flavor of this wine bring to mind one of my favorite treats, gelato.
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: NYC Native on February 09, 2014, 11:09:34 PM
Oh, yes - I understood that the Super Tuscans are not table wines (as per Italian standards) my questions was that if there any other blended wines beside the super tuscan.  I think that table wines are considered inferior in Europe but that in reality, blended wines can be more pleasing then single grape (varietals?)

Have you posted your wine tasting dates?

Thank You and glad you are part of JHL !!!
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on February 10, 2014, 08:55:21 AM
Most Italian wines are blended. We do have a great selection on Italian wines. Honestly, now that you have bought the question up, I'll have to look and see if there are any single grape wines from Italy that are as good as the blend. Stay tune, will have an update.

We host wine tasting every Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 9 pm. I posted it on the Chat forum called, "Wine Tasting"
I also add them to the Calendar as well, but been busy for the past week, forgot to post them.

Please stop by.

Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on February 10, 2014, 09:27:59 AM
Wine of the Day: Lacrima di Morro d’Alba. Alba, Italy

Mario Lucchetti began in the 1980s with the first acres of Lacrima di Morro d’Alba. His passion focused on restoring the importance of the area’s native varietals. With new plantings in 2004, the estate’s total vineyard size expanded to 14 hectares and continues to grow today. In recent years, Mario’s son Paolo completed his degree in enology and is now working side by side with his father to carry the family tradition into the next decades. The focal point of the winery is their basic Lacrima bottling, but they also produce the “Guardengo” single-vineyard bottling as well as an Amarone style Lacrima made from partially dried grapes. Lacrima di Morro d’Alba is an indigenous dark purple grape that exemplifies the Marche wine region. On average, the grapes are harvested in the first ten days of September and vinified using the traditional method to make a very pleasant, ready-to-drink wine with the unmistakable bouquet of violets and wild strawberries. Fruity yet exotic and concentrated, this wine is delightful paired with traditional salami and Italian coldcuts, roasted meats and grilled sausages and is perfect for spring and fall.

Lacrima Di Morro D’Alba 2012.
Deep violet in color, the wine explodes out of the glass with an extremely intense and heady bouquet of exotic Eastern flowers and wild strawberries and pomegranate. Once past the intriguing nose, the palate features wild berry compote, hints of roses, violets and geranium, a note of pink peppercorn and finishes very fresh with limited tannins. An utterly unique experience featuring outstanding balance and concentration. Personally,  this is one of my favorite wine.
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on February 12, 2014, 01:44:25 PM
Wine of the Day: Gran Pasion Cava Reserva. Valentine's Day is just around the corner.  Pickup this champagne for just $9.99.
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on February 19, 2014, 12:06:34 PM
Wine of the Day: Eurynome Red 2010, Greece

Greek mythology paints the goddess Eurynome as one who began life.  Because she had nowhere to call her own, she left the sky and on the waves of the sea danced with grace as she united wisdom and divinity while forming the elements of the earth.

Eurynome Red 2010 – With this bottle of wine from PDO Goumenissa and consisting of 70% Xinomavro and 30% Negoska grapes both of which were grown organically. A beautiful ruby red color and aromas of cherries, plums, and spice. Tastes of cherries, cranberries, hazelnuts, and a touch of black pepper.  With the intense acidity and structure of Xinomavro and the high alcohol yet soft tannins and acidity of Negoska, it was no surprise that this dry and balanced wine would have a smooth finish after having been aged for twelve months in new French oak and six more months in the bottle.
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: Ed on February 19, 2014, 05:52:49 PM
Had this at last Saturday's tasting, a real winner!
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on February 20, 2014, 08:59:36 AM
Had this at last Saturday's tasting, a real winner!
Glad you like it, Ed! More Greece wines in the coming weeks.
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on February 20, 2014, 10:20:15 AM
Wine of the Day: Blink, Greek sparkling wine

Given a 90 points from Wine and Spirits and “Best Buy” recommendation (August 2013 issue), Blink is the modern expression of Greek sparkling; a new, natural, brut sparkling wine, from Zibibbo grapes of the volcanic terroir of Lemnos island.
Grape is 100% Muscat of Alexandria (Zibibbo). Blink provides an intense and lengthy bubbly experience. The color is light yellow with soft aromas of almond flowers, pear, apricot, lemon, jasmin, rose and yeast, as well as citrus notes. Good structure with a flowery palate that starts off smoothly, with a pleasant acidity and metallicity, ending with a refreshing caramel aftertaste. Paired well with spicy delicacies, sweet-sour dishes, as well as light desserts with dark chocolate or fruits.
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on February 24, 2014, 02:41:13 PM
Wine of the Day: Teofilo Reyes Tamiz, Spain.
Bright and clean with a very concentrated youthful color. On the nose there are notes of licorice, raspberries and plums. This is a big wine with excellent tannic structure that has excellent length. The 2010 Tamiz is a cuvee of 100% Tempranillo that spent 14 months in American oak. Aromas of toasty cedar, lavender, licorice, and assorted black fruits inform the nose of a round, rich, layered wine that exemplifies the superb 2010 vintage in Ribera del Duero.
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on February 28, 2014, 10:36:25 AM
SUR DE LOS ANDES RESERVA MALBEC, Argentina
Founded in 2005 by Guillermo Banfi, Bodega Sur de los Andes was established to produce limited editions of exceptional Argentine wines. Hand selected and harvested, it underwent a cold maceration for 4 days and then a primary fermentation with indigenous years for 22 days and was aged in oak for 6 months.
This Malbec is a breath of fresh air. Offers a host of blueberries, mint and mineral notes. Complex and thoughtful, the flavors mingle and mix with intense concentration and underlying spices that accentuate the oak tannins and toast elements that lovingly linger. This malbec will be available for wine tasting from 6 to 9 pm.
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on March 01, 2014, 01:52:01 PM
Wine of the Day: Laderas de Inurrieta, Spain

100% Graciano. Graciano is a black-skinned grape variety that is rarely seen outside its home territory in northern Spain. Principally located in Rioja and Navarra, Graciano is one of those grape varieties that are more likely to be mentioned on the back label than the front. It is highly prized for its intense aromatic properties, but is notoriously low-yielding in the vineyard. Consequently, it is not widely planted and typically appears alongside Tempranillo and Garnacha in various interpretations of the red Rioja blend. Has a very intense cherry red color, almost opaque. Aroma of good intensity, with wood (fine quality) in the foreground, with toasty notes (peat, graphite), accompanied by an intense fruitiness (plums) and a chocolate background. The palate shows a good structure, acidity, lively, great fruit intensity and a very long finish and very smooth. This wine will be available for tasting tonight.
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on March 05, 2014, 03:21:00 PM
Wine of the Day: Le Cirque, France

Big and bold, with smoky, spicy black cherry, cassis and garrigue aromas with a long finish. ts a blend with 50% Carignan, 25% Mourvedre, 25% Syrah. Le Cirque is crafted by the progressive Les Vignerons de Tautavel Vingrau (VTV) cooperative in the village of Tautavel. Aptly named after the vast, amphitheatre-shaped bowl of vineyards stretching north towards Vingrau. Its excellent with grilled meats and vegetables. La Cirque will be available for tasting this Saturday.
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on March 06, 2014, 01:14:42 PM
Wine of the Day: Esentium Ribera Del Duero,  Spain

Exclusive to Addictive Boutique Winery. 100% Tempranillo from vines over 40 years. It has an intense red cherry with light cherry reflection. Very fruity aromas with hints of vanilla. The palate is complex, powerful with an extraordinary balance between oak and fruit aromas. Perfect for all types of meats.
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on March 16, 2014, 02:33:28 PM
Wine of the Day: Balduzzi, Chile

Region of Maule Valley, Chile.
This Cabernet Sauvignon has a medium-bodied dry red wine in brilliant red violet color. Aromas of ripe cherry, plum and spices. Light tannins texture combined with blackcurrant, dried-prune and pepper in palate. Elegant black fruits in spicy finish. Perfect with barbecued meats , Italian meat pasta Tapas, Soft cheese.
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on March 25, 2014, 10:15:18 AM
Marqués de Vizhoja, Spain

Grape: Albariño, Loureira Blanca and   Treixadura

This new vintage of young white wine made by Bodegas Marqués de Vizhoja in the province of Pontevedra, in the Southwest of Galicia, in the bordering area between Spain and Portugal, next to the Minho river.
Color is  straw yellow colour with some greenish notes. Very clean and very bright. On the nose it has a medium-intensity nose, aromas of white fruit, floral reminiscences and fresh herbs. Good and fresh attack. It is a white wine with a light and tasty mid-palate which ends with a pleasant bitterness. It is an easy drinking wine.
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on March 26, 2014, 11:57:26 AM

Wine of the Day: Montespejo, Spain
Grape: Syrah (85%) and merlot (15%).

Awards:
2013 Lyon bronze medal
2012 Lyon gold medal
2012 International wine guide bronze
2010 Concurso nacional de vinos premios mezquita cordoba bronze

Made from vines on limy soil.
The pre-fermentation maceration, the delestage, and just the right amount of vatting, prepare the wine for barreling in French oak Bordeaux barriques, where it remains for six months. From strong nasal aromas to a long aftertaste of fruit, nuts, and spices.
Great to pair with nuts, game, paté, cheese, roasts, and blue fish.
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on March 28, 2014, 01:45:16 PM
Wine of the Day: Gran Vinaio, Spain

Grape: 100% Red Grenache

This crowd pleaser Gran Vinaio was the talk of the night at The Latino Show Magazine Awards 2014t!

This Gran Vinaio is a marvelous and unique Grenache. Deep concentrated fruit shows through with black opal and brick red at the core and throughout. The nose offers bright red fruit layered with white pepper and herbaceous anise. This wine has a twist: The approach is soft and elegant, the middle is fat with good fruit and the finish brings a masculine and powerful onset of tannin – top side, barrel, spice, deeper fruit on the middle-side and a lingering finish.
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on April 03, 2014, 01:45:59 PM
Wine of the Day: Pandeia White

Grape: Assyrtiko 100%

Let us take you to Greek! Pandeia is the mysterious Greek goddess of the full moon and soft dew, both of which disappear in the morning sun. Elusive to mere mortals, little mention of her fleeting beauty remains, but her namesake wine conjures her image and rewrites her myth.

Like the yellow- green cast of moonlight in the glass, this wine is aromatic with cream and fresh peach, with a medium body and a long lasting ripe peach and white fruit flavors, supported by citrus notes. Both memorable and ephemeral as the goddess herself.

This wine will be available for tasting tomorrow from 6 to 9pm. 

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Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on April 07, 2014, 06:50:28 PM
Bailly-Lapierre Cremant de Bourgogne Rose Brut, Burgundy, France

Grape: 85% Pinot Noir and 15 % Gamay.

Bursting with bright strawberry fruits and a breathtakingly clean, persistant mousse that balances this totally dry, delicious bubbly,
with a delightful, light, strawberry wine. It has a bright, bubbly character and acidity that gives extra life to this classic apéritif wine. There is just a hint of softness from the fruit to finish.
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on April 10, 2014, 11:06:01 AM
Wine of the Day: Casa De La Vega
Cosecha, Spain

Grape: Verdejo

This Casa De La Vega Cosecha has a straw yellow coloured with light greenish borders, clean and bright. Great expressiveness on the nose, intermingling the own aromas of the verdejo variety such just cat hay, fennel, with the typical aromas of the tropical fruits like pineapple, guava and mango. On the palate is explosive, fruity and creamy, with a very fruity, long and silky end. This Verdejo will be available for wine tasting tomorrow night. 
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on April 10, 2014, 11:07:10 AM
Wine of the Day: Casa De La Vega
Cosecha, Spain

Grape: Verdejo

This Casa De La Vega Cosecha has a straw yellow coloured with light greenish borders, clean and bright. Great expressiveness on the nose, intermingling the own aromas of the verdejo variety such just cat hay, fennel, with the typical aromas of the tropical fruits like pineapple, guava and mango. On the palate is explosive, fruity and creamy, with a very fruity, long and silky end. This Verdejo will be available for wine tasting tomorrow night. 
Title: Addictive Boutique Winery - Wine of the Day
Post by: ABWinery on April 15, 2014, 04:12:25 PM
Wine of the Day: Ponte Da Barca, Spain

Grape: Albarino

Pale yellow, brilliant colour, with hints of gold and green. In the nose they have fine, distinguished floral and fruity aromas. On the palate they are fresh and smooth, with sufficient body and degree of alcohol, balanced acidity, harmonious and with a wide range of tones. Pairs great with Seafood, Fish, Poultry and fresh cheese.
Title: Addictive Boutique Winery ~ Wine of the Day
Post by: ABWinery on April 23, 2014, 03:25:07 PM
Wine of the Day: Los Haroldos Chardonnay, Mendoza, Argentina

Grape: 100% Chardonnay

Chardonnay 2011 Oak: This chardonnay from Argentina shows a golden yellow color in the glass. The nose has many tropical fruit and green apple notes to it. This wine also shows vanilla and oak notes when tasting due to it being fermented and aged in French oak casks.

We enjoy this chardonnay a lot and believe it also to be cellar worthy for a year to 18 month. Rich, buttery, slightly oaky and still manages to show its fruit. Lump crab cakes, snow crab or Pacific salmon will all pair well with this wonderful chardonnay from Argentina.
Title: Addictive Boutique Winery ~ Wine of the Day: Plic Plic Plic
Post by: ABWinery on April 30, 2014, 02:06:48 PM
It's Plic Plic Plic outside and it's a Plic Plic Plic on the inside!

Wine of the Day: Terra de Falanis 'Plic Plic Plic', Montsant, Spain

An interesting blend of Samso (Carinena) 50% and Garnatxa (Garnacha) 50% from the little known region of Montsant, Spain.

The grapes are grown at high altitude (400-600m) and the wine is aged in a mix of French and Russian oak barrels. Very typical of the area, the wine has plenty of body, ripe/dense fruit medium tannins and a touch of spicy/vanilla oak.

Get to know more about this little known region of Montsant. New York Times had written an article about it. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/dining/reviews/spanish-reds-that-emerge-from-the-shadows.html
Title: Addictive Boutique Winery - Wine of the Day: Assyrtiko Sur Lie
Post by: ABWinery on May 02, 2014, 02:50:25 PM
Wine of the Day: ASSYRTIKO SUR LIE
Assyrtiko 100%

Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world. The earliest evidence of Greek wine has been dated to 6,500 years ago.Nowadays high investments and winemaking talent resulted in modern wines as remarkable for their sophistication as for their individuality.

ASSYRTIKO SUR LIE is dry. A golden hue with a refined bouquet of grapefruit and exotic fruit combination, unctuous, with a full body and rich, lingering aftertaste. The wine matured for months on its lees in stainless steel vessels, this implements full body and buttery structure.

ASSYRTIKO SUR LIE will be available for tasting tonight!
Title: Addictive Boutique Winery - Wine of the Day: Pagos Del Galir
Post by: ABWinery on May 05, 2014, 02:17:03 PM
Wine of the Day: PAGOS DEL GALIR GODELLO LÍAS 2012

In the Spanish denomination of Valdeorras, we can find the Virxen del Galir winery that is actively recovering some very rare and nearly extinct native grape varietals. One of these grapes is Godello, the white grape used to craft this incredible white wine.
A golden-yellow colored wine with green reflections. The nose of this wine has loads of fresh white fruits alongside great floral aromas and a tough of raisins and limes.
The palate of this wine is dense and fresh with a long passage that is very expressive of this unique varietal. We can also clearly taste that this white wine has been aged in its lees.

OUR PERSONAL OPINION:

This is a very silky and fresh white wine that is very expressive and has been a pleasant surprise for us.
Title: Addictive Boutique Winery - Wine of the Day: Turkey Flat Rose 2013
Post by: ABWinery on May 06, 2014, 01:42:19 PM
Wine of the Day: Turkey Flat Rose 2013

Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Blend, Grenache, Shiraz

Turkey Flat sets the benchmark for Aussie Rosé and the reputation is well deserved as it is both dry and vibrant in the same breath. The arrival of the new vintage is perfect timing as this wine literally flies off our shelves over spring and summer. It is sourced from a vineyard dedicated to producing rosé and is Grenache dominant combined with Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Dolcetto. There are perfumed raspberry and cranberry fruits, a floral lift, and crisp acidity all bound in a structured palate that shows this wine means business.

Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on May 13, 2014, 01:59:02 PM
Wine of the Day: Palacio de Vivero Verdejo/Viura, Spain

The Palacio de Vivero is a refreshing summer quaffer. It comes from Rueda, a DO (Denominación de Origen) located in the Northwestern portion of Spain. The region is known primarily for its white wines based on the Verdejo grape. The Palacio de Vivero is a blend of 60% Verdejo and 40% Viura. Verdejo grapes are generally harvested at night. This means that the grapes enter the cellar at the lower night time temperatures, lower temperatures means less oxidation, or browning of the juice. Viura, also called Macabeo, is seen often in White Rioja and also as part of the blend to make Cava, Spain’s best known sparkling wine.

The Palacio de Vivero has a very aromatic nose, an attribute of the Verdejo grape. It smells of cactus pear and key lime. In the mouth you get a fair dose of nice bright acid to balance out the ripe green fruit flavors of kiwi and pear.

Pair this wine, mid-week with a super fast, super satisfying dinner of steamed Mussels, a quick salad, and some fresh bread.



Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on May 15, 2014, 02:13:48 PM
Wine of the Day: Los Dos White 2013, Spain

From slopes on the edge of the Sierra Iberica, just south of Navarra, Los Dos White combines the tropical notes of Chardonnay (25%) with the floral aromas and fruit flavors of Muscat (75%).The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the fresh fruit character of each varietal.
On the nose, you will notice pale yellow with brilliant greenish hues, aromas of papaya and pineapple show through in this beautifully structured and balanced white blend. On the palate, this wine has well-integrated and lingering acidity with a long, elegant finish.
Best pair with summer salads, grilled cod with mango salsa, or prawns wrapped in Serrano ham.



Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on May 21, 2014, 03:04:29 PM
Wine of the Day:Romanico Toro, Spain

100% Tempranillo

2012 Teso La Monja Romanico Toro. The word "Teso" in spanish means hill top, similar to a saddle. La monja is nun. The winery is located on a saddle and its design is similar to a cloister. It's sqaure shaped with a huge interior patio.
The story behind Teso is that it's the Eguren family's new vision in Toro. Their objective is to create more elegant, structured wines which maintain the true essence of the Tinta de Toro grape variety.
The 2012 Romanico, Aged in 100% new French oak for six months. exhibits a sensational bouquet of licorice, unsmoked cigar tobacco, blackberries and cassis. Full-bodied, smoky and rich.
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: Minimal4me on May 28, 2014, 01:05:19 AM
Today's warm weather had me craving a crisp vino verde!
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on May 28, 2014, 08:42:36 AM
Today's warm weather had me craving a crisp vino verde!
You came to the right place! Stop by soon too pick up your crisp vino verde!
Title: Re: Wine of the day
Post by: ABWinery on May 28, 2014, 01:20:00 PM
Wine of the Day: TRIGA, Spain

The Spanish enologist, Rafael Canizares, seeks to achieve the maximum expression of every grape he works with. Triga is the new Clio. If your a fan of the Clio, Triga will blow your mind. The label is an expression of thge name. In the local areas of Spain, Triga is wheat and the label expresses this with Crop Circles that have plagued this part of Spain for generations.

This Spanish red that is made up of 85% Mourvedre and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a Opaque purple. Explosive black and blue fruit aromas are complicated by notes of licorice, Indian spices and floral oils. Rich and expansive but showing unlikely finesse thanks to bright acidity. Sweet blueberry and cassis flavors stain the palate and linger on a very long, intensely spicy, focused finish.


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Post by: ABWinery on May 29, 2014, 12:58:42 PM
Wine of the Day: 2012 Botani Sparkling Muscat, Spain

The 2012 Botani Sparkling Muscat is Spains answer to a Moscato from Northern Italy. The first sparkler made in Malaga, it has 5% alcohol, beautiful, fresh bubbles that give uplift and precision to the flowery, exotic perfume, and a good bit of residual sugar. The acidity balances out the sugar, resulting in a big, crisp, sparkling fruit cocktail that you will adore! These amazing summer must-have wine must be tasted to be believe it.


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Post by: ABWinery on May 30, 2014, 02:19:37 PM
Wine of the Day: Pago de los Capellanes Reserva 2008

This wine will be available for tasting tonight. You do not want to miss this sip!

A classic from Ribera del Duero with the pure expression of the region's terroir. It goes through a very careful elaboration with the minimum intervention possible. Slow malolactic fermentation for one month with its own yeasts. This wine is aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels and rests in the bottle for at least 18 months more. It is recommended to decant this wine one hour before serving it in order to appreciate it better and to avoid the possible sediments (this wine has not been clarified nor filtered).
It can be stored and aged for long (for the next 10 years).
A very elegant wine to be enjoyed at every sip, serious and extremely nice Spanish wine from Ribera del Duero with an embracing attack, which gives way to abundant notes of very tasty ripe fruit, wrapped in creamy and noble toasted aromas. It shows a silky, very friendly, even sweety mid palate with a very good acidity and well integrated tannins. Long and elegant finish with a great persistence.
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Post by: NYC Native on May 30, 2014, 11:52:23 PM
KUDOS to you ABWinery! 

Wine and History? 

I  l ov e  a l l  o f   t h I s   d r a m a !


We need more like these ... I just had some great Chilean wine...Would you consider a list of your favorite by country?

I especially love the Blends and California wines...

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Post by: ABWinery on June 02, 2014, 03:40:17 PM
KUDOS to you ABWinery! 

Wine and History? 

I  l ov e  a l l  o f   t h I s   d r a m a !


We need more like these ... I just had some great Chilean wine...Would you consider a list of your favorite by country?

I especially love the Blends and California wines...

Thank you NYC Native!

Chilean wines are one of my favorite as well. Specifically Carmenere! 

My favorite by country would be:
Spain
Chile
Argentina
Greek

Stop by our winery for some tasting soon!
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Post by: ABWinery on June 02, 2014, 03:41:41 PM
Wine of the Day: Inurrieta Orchidea 2012, Spain

Inurrieta Orchidea 2013 is a 100% Sauvignon Blanc. It has a unique blend of aromas combining tropical fruit with citrus and vegetal notes that shows daring.

Outstanding, bright, crystalline yellow-green. Delicious varietal aromas, in a frank, very complex nose —pineapples, passion fruit, grapefruit and boxwood— reinforced by a tremendously creamy mouth. Tank ageing over fine lees for 4 months heightens the sensations of creaminess and smoothness in the mouth.

Excellent pairings with baked whitefish , grilled fish , grilled white meats , grilled whitefish , oriental cuisine , rice with fish , smoked foods , soft pasta cheese , whitefish salads.
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Post by: ABWinery on June 03, 2014, 02:23:31 PM
Wine of the Day: INURRIETA MEDIODÍA, Spain

Sister wine of Inurrieta Orchidea,  this garnacha rosado's attractiveness is owed to its unmistakable vivid pink with purple hues. Garnacha in a modern, special, creative, uninhibited vision. It develops subtle, inexhaustible aromas: rose petals, cherries and strawberries. Perfect for a day like this. Tank ageing over fine lees for 4 months heightens the sensations of creaminess and smoothness in the mouth. Balanced and fresh, its development on the palate again evinces a honeyed creaminess.
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Post by: ABWinery on June 06, 2014, 01:27:27 PM
Dear JHL! You know the thrill! Join us tonight for some sweet wines! If you like plum wines, you will love these sweet wines from Spain.

Taste Time: 6 to 9pm

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Post by: ABWinery on June 07, 2014, 02:26:55 PM
Catena Catena Catena! Join us tonight for wine tasting from Mendoza Vineyards back in 1902!

Tasting Time: 6 to 9 pm
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Post by: ABWinery on June 10, 2014, 01:37:00 PM
Wine of The Day: Corgo Da Régua Douro 2012, Douro, Portugal


Grapes: Tempranillo, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca

Winemaker Emídio Bacelar has crafted a judicious blend of four Port grapes: superstar variety Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca. The grapes are carefully selected, with subpar berries being discarded and left for the local boars. Grapes are trodden by bare human foot (perfect for the task!) in granite lagares (troughs), in the traditional fashion.

The starkly-beautiful Douro region in northern Portugal is famous for its fortified wine, Port, but in actual fact production here is evenly split between Port and table wines. The terraced, vertiginous slopes that characterise the region are composed of unforgiving schist and granite, a terroir that is ideal for the production of high-quality wine.

The Corgo Da Regua 2012 is Vivid and intense, with inviting aromas of blueberry and violet. The wash is rich, spicy and exotic, with attractively-chalky tannins and delicious flavours of blackberry liquor, allspice and bashed peppercorn. Juicy, structured and very good.

Decant for an hour and have with well-seared ribeye or stuffed Portobello mushroom burgers on this Portgual Day!
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Post by: ABWinery on June 17, 2014, 01:49:19 PM
Wine of the Day: GORGORITO VERDEJO, Spain

**2012 VINTAGE - BRONZE AWARD DECANTER 2013**

The wines and the land belong to the natural reserve, Vega del Duero-Riberas de Castronuno. It is thanks for these lands precisely, which have been passed by birds migrating from Africa to Europe for thousands of years, to which they are able to be a part of the Natural Brands of Castilla y Leon.

Their vineyards are certified in Natural Reserve with sustainable and environmentally friendly agro-environment practices, always chasing natural products, and are consistent with the environment and habitat in which they find themselves. Thus, they strive for the excellence in their products and in the setting that they work in.


Made from Verdejo (white) grapes - Sauvignon Blanc are interlocked in the Gorgorito Valley, situated in one of the most southern zones of our vineyards that give the name to this wine. The characteristics of the ground make for a balanced Gorgorito wine, ideal for any occasion; with an adapted calibration perfect for pairing with pastas, seafood and white meat.
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Post by: ABWinery on July 01, 2014, 03:41:29 PM
Wine of the Day: Purple Star

Fourth of July is this Friday.  As we celebrate, fireworks, BBQ, Picnics, get together Reunions. This Purple Star Wine are a fit for Wine of the Day and Week. Here is the story of Purple Star Wine. 

Purple Star Wines, In 2008 Kyle and Amy Johnson set out to start a winery with a specific vision: Our philosophy is that wine should be accessible, approachable, and affordable. But most of all, we believe a wine’s purpose is to bring together family and friends!

Paying It Forward As a family, they  find themselves blessed with good health. Their good fortune, however, comes with a realization that others are less fortunate. As a result they have chosen to donate 15% of Purple Star Wines’ proceeds to Seattle Children’s Hospital to benefit uncompensated care—a gesture we hope will lighten the financial burden of families overwhelmed by the expenses associated with critical medical care. It’s their way of “paying it forward.”

Purple Star’s varietal blends are grown from some of Washington State’s finest appellations including Wahluke Slope, Yakima Valley and Red Mountain. With grapes handpicked at their optimal flavor profile and juice fermented at cooler temperatures for longer periods, our wines exhibit softer tannins and retain more varietal character.

Featuring Purple Star 2013 Chardonnay has an aromas of green apple, pear, smoke and marshmallow, carry through a structured mid palate with balanced natural acidity.

95% Caliche Lake Vineyard - Ancient Lakes AVA
5% Kiona Vineyard - Red Mountain
Direct to press, cold settled overnight. Caliche portion fermented with CY3079 in stainless steel. Kiona barrel fermented with indigenous yeast in 100% new French Oak. Both lots were kept sur lie for 6 months.
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Post by: ABWinery on July 08, 2014, 01:40:12 PM
Wine of the Day:Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc - Viognier 2011

We had this wine last week for wine tasting and everybody love it. This 2011 bottling of this distinctive blend opens with a dazzling spectrum of fruit and floral aromas, from crisp white peach, honeyed pear and sweet mango, to touches of fresh jasmine blossom and white chai tea. Filled with bright and juicy fruits, the palate flaunts flavors of succulent white nectarine, candied pineapple, green fig and subtle grapefruit. The crisp and slightly off-dry flavor profile lasts well through the clean and refreshing finish.

With its balanced acidity, this versatile wine pairs well with a number of dishes, from light salads to seafood to, most notably, foods with a hint of spiciness — its subtle sweetness provides balance alongside a touch of heat. Try Chenin Blanc + Viognier with a flavorful Thai curry, a sushi dish, such as a spicy tuna roll, or seared halibut.
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Post by: ABWinery on July 09, 2014, 10:50:11 AM
Wine of the Day: Eurynome white 2012
According to the oldest of Greek myth, life began with the goddess Eurynome. Having nowhere to rest, she split sky from sea, then danced gracefully on the waves, birthing the elemental entirety of the earth; uniting wisdom and divinity. Her namesake wine is the result of equally comprehensive winemaking.

MADE WITH ORGANIC Roditis Grape: 100%

The light and fruity Roditis (literally “rose”) is one of the oldest and most renowned Greek grapes, features the aroma of basil and ginger, with fruity cues of apple and banana sweetness. Light and delicate in the mouth, with a lingering finish.
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Post by: ABWinery on July 11, 2014, 02:16:07 PM
Wine of the Day: Palacio del Camino Real Rose

Though known primarily for its long-aging reds and weighty whites, the region of Rioja also produces world class rosé. Rosado can be made anywhere red grapes are grown, so there's no better place than Rioja to crank out wines made from Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo (Carignan), and Garnacha. The 2013 vintage of Palacio is made from steel processed Garnacha without any additional aging or oak treatment, allowing for bright fresh flavors to shine through.
It's Medium-bodied, fruity. Strawberry pink in color with a clean fragrant nose. Berries and red fruit along with lively acidity and floral notes on the palate and finish. Pair with brunch, sandwiches, salads, and other cold fare.
This Rose is available for tasting tonight!
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Post by: ABWinery on July 14, 2014, 11:30:58 AM
Wine of the Day: SEGREL ALBARIÑO 2012, Rias Baixas Spain


Bodegas Pablo Padin Segrel Albarino Especial Ambar 2012 is 100% Albarino grapes. This wine is made from a hand selection of the highest quality Albarino grapes. Clean, brilliant yellow color. Highly aromatic nose with hints of citrus fruits. Balanced and very fruity on the palate. Excellent choice with shellfish. Available now.
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Post by: ABWinery on July 15, 2014, 01:48:00 PM
Wine of the Day: TROUBLEMAKER RED BLEND

Appellation: California Central Coast

Troublemaker with a minimalistic back label that reads: “You know who you are.”  is a truly distinct Paso Robles blend consisting of 50% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Petite Syrah and 10% Zinfandel. By using a multi-vintage approach, winemaker Austin Hope allows the wine to show uncanny complexity in its youth, yet rich and fruit-forward characteristics that make it ready upon release. Robust red berry and strawberry, along with rustic hints of spice really give this red blend character. Available now!
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Post by: ABWinery on July 16, 2014, 03:00:39 PM
We got Bazilian wine!

Wine of the Day: Lidio Carraro Sulbrazil Agnus Merlot 2011, Brazil

Complex and intense nose, a Bordelaise combination of smoky, loamy earth, blackberries, black currant, lightly vegetal top notes, leather, a really lovely insinuation go dried green chili and paprika, super fine balance, fresh, light sweet tannins, grape skin tannins, transparent on the midpalate and high toned, supported by the slight astringency of the tannins, plenty of black currant fruity long lasting finish.  Available now!
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Post by: ABWinery on July 21, 2014, 02:33:57 PM
Wine of the Day: Palacio de Vivero, Spain

The Palacio de Vivero is a refreshing summer wine. It comes from Rueda,located in the Northwestern portion of Spain. The region is known primarily for its white wines based on the Verdejo grape. The Palacio de Vivero is a blend of 60% Verdejo and 40% Viura. Verdejo grapes are generally harvested at night. This means that the grapes enter the cellar at the lower nighttime temperatures, lower temperatures means less oxidation, or browning of the juice. Viura, also called Macabeo, is seen often in White Rioja and also as part of the blend to make Cava, Spain’s best known sparkling wine.

The Palacio de Vivero has a very aromatic nose, an attribute of the Verdejo grape. It smells of cactus pear and key lime. In the mouth you get a fair dose of nice bright acid to balance out the ripe green fruit flavors of kiwi and pear. Perfectly for a summer drink!
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Post by: ABWinery on July 22, 2014, 02:10:05 PM
WE NOW HAVE #KOSHER WINE!

Wine of the Day: Ugav Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Israel

Jerusalem Winery was established in 1976 and is located in northern Jerusalem. The winery is kosher lemehadrin, under the supervision of Bedatz Beit Yosef and the Chabad Rabbinical Court. It produces a variety of wines and its vineyards are located in prime wine growing areas. Their Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, which is Kosher for Passover, stood out to us as one of the best reds we tasted; balanced with a nice structure, plenty of fruit and very food friendly (great with brisket!). This wine is equally enjoyable sipped on its own as a cocktail, with a cheese plate or other appetizers as an aperitif wine and a great addition on your holiday table!

Tasting Note: A dark plum color, this wine has aromas of cherries, cloves and cinnamon gives way to a full bodied palate filled with dark berries, cocoa, cedar and violet notes with soft tannins and nice concentration. Very approachable and versatile.
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Post by: ABWinery on July 23, 2014, 01:27:01 PM
Wine of the Day:Di Gresy Moscato La Serra 2013, Italy

Now that summer is here, we are thirsty for this easy, fizzy, tropical-fruit-scented white. At just 5 percent alcohol by volume, it's ideal for Sunday brunch. And no, "La Serra" does not mean "evening," although this wine works well with a spring fruit tart or strawberry shortcake at the end of a meal. It actually means "greenhouse" -- yet another reason to sip it while the early-summer fruits and vegetables are coming into season.

Intense, full, and harmonious on the palate, it is an excellent dessert wine with biscuits, dry cakes and fruit. Available now! 
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Post by: ABWinery on August 04, 2014, 03:51:33 PM
Wine of the Day: Stella Pinot Grigio 2013, Italy

The perfect summer Pinot Grigio! Made from 100% Pinot Grigio. Fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged 3 months before being bottled and released. Pale yellow in color with greenish reflections. Vibrant on the palate with fresh fruit and balanced acidity. Light and refreshing. Available now!
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Post by: ABWinery on August 07, 2014, 01:49:11 PM
Wine of the Day: Peter Mertes 'Platinum' Riesling 1.5L, Germany

Have you had Peter Mertes Platinum Riesling? This light-bodied slightly sweet white wine; medium pale slightly greenish yellow. Inviting fresh white peach aroma and flavors. Its 1.5L at a price value and also great for summer BBQ
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Post by: ABWinery on August 20, 2014, 12:52:54 PM
Wine of the Day: Pizzorno Tinto Reserva 2008, Uruguay

Its a blend of Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. After completing the 12 both barrel. Its back in barrels for 4 more months to achieve better integration. Finally remains 12 months in bottle.  It has an intense ruby red color with bright edges; where fruit aroma complex equilibrium excels in wood. Good body, sweet and round tannins give great harmony, with a final very long mouth.

This wine will be available for tasting with Silvia this Friday! 
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Post by: ABWinery on September 09, 2014, 07:49:53 AM
Wine of the Day: Quintay, Sauvignon Blanc, Chile

This is an exciting and tropical sauvignon blanc on the nose, with loads of grapefruit, pineapple and a good bit of cut grass.  The acidity is exceptional and gives a real zing to the palate, which offers a whole mess of grapefruit flavor along with some apple and melon.  The mouthfeel is also very nice with this wine.  If you like a lively, tropical sauvignon blanc this one is outstanding. Available now.


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Post by: ABWinery on September 10, 2014, 07:43:04 AM
Wine of the Day: Josephine Dubois Pinot Noir Grand Reserve 2010, Burgundy - France

Simply put, This French Pinot Noir from Burgundy has notes of dried cherries and tea leaf combine with a supple texture to create an easy-drinking and crowd-pleasing red. Available now!
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Post by: ABWinery on September 16, 2014, 12:42:30 PM
Wine of the Day: Cantina Gabriele Dolcemente Semi Sweet Red Wine 2012

Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) & Cesanese (30%)

Dolcemente's secret is the blend of the refined character of the Cabernet Sauvignon with the fruitiness of the Cesanese grape. Intense purple color, fresh floral aromas with notes of berry and cherry, very smooth tannins, and lovely sweetness on the palate makes you want to enjoy this wine at room temperature or slightly chilled. Available in Dolcemente Semi sweet white as well.






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Post by: ABWinery on October 06, 2014, 01:41:20 PM
Wine of the Day: Aguaribay Malbec 2012, Mendoza Argentina

Dark, rich, roasted Blueberry and Raspberry; long finish underscored by notes of tobacco. One of our favorite wine!
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Post by: ABWinery on October 08, 2014, 01:58:52 PM
The Immigrant, California

4% Cabernet Franc, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 66% Merlot, 16% Petit Verdot


Dark, dense fruit, layered with hints of oak and spice. 100% Barrel Aged; 21 months; 17% New French Oak, 71% Neutral French Oak, 12% Neutral American Oak. Aromas of earth, blackberry, and vanilla. On the palate, it's rich candied watermelon on the mid-palate, moderate tannins and a lingering strawberry note. Complex with a long finish.
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Post by: ABWinery on October 09, 2014, 01:41:55 PM
Wine of the Day: Duc De Foix - Cabernet Sauvignon Barrica 2009 Penedes

Aged 12 months in oak barrels, this ruby red has a herbal and vegetal aromas. Full bodied with long lasting after taste. Ideal with cured cheese,  red meats, sausages or any strong dish. This Cabernet Sauvignon will be available for tasting tonight.  Don't miss it!
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Post by: ABWinery on October 20, 2014, 03:55:09 PM
Wine of the Day:Bogle Essential Red

Aged 18 months in American & French oak, this compelling blend of California’s finest plantings of Old Vine Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah, this wine surpasses all expectation for pure enjoyment and approachability.Enticing layers of complexity, ripe fruit, intense with flavors of boysenberries and sweet cherries, vanilla, caressing the palate from barrel aging in American and French oak with a finish that lingers of black licorice and spicy pipe tobacco.