I have recently moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia. And I am loving everything about this city. One of the most exciting things for me, is to discover new wines that I couldn’t get before.
I have 2 new finds to tell you about.
The first was a housewarming gift, and I loved this wine.
This unique name comes from the practice of toasting barrel heads and staves to impart a mellow toasted flavor to the barrel aged wines made in California. With flavors of vanilla, dark cherry fruit, blackberry, and of course toasty oak. Selling for under $20 here in Nova Scotia, this is a great wine at a great price.
My second find this week was a Bordeaux. A 2010 Louis Eschenauer Bordeaux
In my opinion this is an easy to drink – easy on the pocketbook Bordeaux. Still fairly young, this medium body wine has hints of smooth spice and wood. I always like to learn the story behind a wine, and I found it interesting that the Eschenauer family is originally from Alsace. When I took my Level 1 Wine Fundamentals course, Andrew talked a lot about the wines from Alsace, but they are known for their white wines. The family moved to Bordeaux in 1821 and started making red wines. I had it with pork and I thought it paired very well. Again, under $20, you can’t go wrong.
It’s been a couple of weeks since I did a blog, because I was in transition. I’m looking forward to sharing my new finds with you each week.
In Vino Veritas.