Birthday Wine

Did I mention I have great friends.  I recently celebrated a birthday and received a few great wines.  I can’t wait to share some of these with friends.

 Bodega Septima Gran Reserva, 2009

This is a 2009 Bodega Septima Gran Reserva Malbec out of Argentina.  Great wine.   For those of you that love Italian Reds (I do!) you will love this one as well.  Italian immigration has been very important to the Argentine culture, second behind Spain, and you can taste the influences in this wine.  This rich complex fruity wine with hints of oak is a great treat wine.

Another wine I received from the Mendoza region of Argentina, was this one.  A 2008 Clos de los Siete.

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I haven’t had it in a while, so I am really looking forward to uncorking it.   It’s a dark garnet color and the nose smells of cassis and rich leather.  You can smell oak and then the palate explodes with flavors of  dark cherries.  I love this wine, and I’ve had it with steak, grilled chicken and I find it very versatile.

I haven’t tried this next one yet… definitely going to be a treat bottle, but I’m looking forward to it.  It’s a 2009 Robert Mondavi Cabarnet Sauvignon.

Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

I have read up on the wine, and it’s a beauty.  I love Robert Mondavi wines, and had the pleasure of visiting his vineyard in Napa Valley a few years ago.    I’m told this wine is deep, dark and dense, with flavors of cinnamon, cocoa and sweet tasty oak.  I can’t wait.

I also received a couple of gift cards to the NLC and had a blast picking out some treat wines with those.  I will tell you about those next week.

In the meantime, have a great week, be kind to one another and I just read this – Wine, like duct tape to men – fixes everything.

Cheers

Darlene

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