Wines I’m Enjoying While On Vacation!

Mom and Dad

So here’s a picture of my mom and dad, they are up visiting from Newfoundland.  Dad will be 84 very soon, and my Mom will be 80 on her next birthday.  They are in great shape, and we are having a lot of fun.   From a previous blog, you may remember that my Mom is a Chardonnay drinker.  Here’s a new one we discovered this week and we both loved it.

Morgan Cellars Chardonnay

It’s the Morgan Bay Cellars 2012 Chardonnay.  And it’s delicious.  It not only comes in a great price tag of $16.99, but it’s produced under Agrobiological principles and sustainable development.  And did I mention it’s delicious.  Gorgeous flavors of apples, pears, cinnamon and a touch of vanilla, make this a wine rack staple.   The picture is a little blurry, but then again the bottle is empty.

Wolf Blass Premium

We had a steak dinner the other night.  We went and got some beautiful local beef, had tremendous beef tenderloin from certified humane beef and I thought it was a great time to crack open a good bottle of wine.  This is the Wolf Blass Premium Shiraz from 2010 and this sells for about $28, but totally worth it.  It was a great steak wine with gorgeous dark rich fruits, black pepper, hints of chocolate and a nice oak smoothness, which in no way over-powered the wine.  I love an Australian Shiraz with a steak and this wine was a match made in heaven.

Chapel Hill Shiraz

Here’s another Shiraz I have enjoyed while on vacation.  Now while on vacation, we went to visit friends in New Brunswick.  And on the way back stopped at a Liquor outlet depot.  I know!  An outlet store for liquor.  And one of the tremendous values they were featuring was this Chapel Hill Shiraz from the spectacular McLaren Vale region of Australia.  This sells for $18.99 in my home province, and we got this wine for $9.99.  Do you know what the saddest part of this story is?  I only bought 2 bottles.  I had this as we barbecued burgers, and it’s a great burger wine.  That beautiful Australian Shiraz with flavors of licorice, blueberry, black pepper and oak notes.  What’s not to love!

vacation 2

Well, that’s it for now.  I have tried more wines, all new, while on this vacation, and I will fill you in during a later blog.  Got to go enjoy some more of my vacation.

Till next week, Cheers



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