Well, today is the first day of my vacation. And I love to treat myself while on vacation, and I treat myself with fine wine. Here are some of the fine wines I will be treating myself to, both home and in the U.S.
And it doesn’t come any finer than the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon from Burrowing Owl Vineyards in the Okanogan Valley in British Columbia. This is a gorgeous full-bodied wine with a beautiful dark plum color in the glass. Layers of delicious aromas on the nose and on the palate. Blackberries, black plums, chocolate, pastry cinnamon, sagebrush – all combine for a spectacular wine! This wine and grilled meats go together like Adam and Eve.
I can’t wait to enjoy once again the Francis Ford Coppola Black Diamond Claret. Big and Bold in the glass with layers of blackberry and smoked espresso. It’s Cabernet Sauvignon based made in the French Bordeaux style. Very food friendly and delicious all by itself. This has been one of my favorite wines for a long time, and I can’t get it here in Nova Scotia. So I am looking forward to a glass when I get to the U.S.
Now I would never dream of going to the U.S. without having a bottle of Robert Mondavi wine. It would almost be sacrilegious. This has become one of my favorite new white wines. The Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc. 94% Sauvignon Blanc and 6% Semillion, the fresh tropical citrus blend goes perfect with salads and all by itself during those warm evenings in Florida.
Here’s a new California blend I’ve recently discovered for under $20. Fresh and fruity, this has summer written all over. The packaging is so unique you are going to want to take this to someone’s place or bring it out at a gathering of friends, just for the conversation piece. A California red blend that just oozes chocolate, yep chocolate. Big dark spicy plums, not oaky, cherries and did I mention the chocolate. Voted one of the best new 20 wine brands, as the winemaker said ‘it’s dark as night, rich as sin and scary good’.
I will fill you in on more wines when I return.
What will you be enjoying?