This is my favorite long weekend, the Thanksgiving weekend. I love the cool temperatures and the pretty colors, and I’m always thankful for long weekends. Here in Canada, this is the weekend we celebrate Thanksgiving. I am thankful for some great people in my life, and I’m thankful to have the opportunity to enjoy some great wines with wonderful family and friends. I have had the opportunity to try some new wines lately and here are a few that stood out for me.
I’ve had the Menage a Trois many times before, it’s a great barbecue wine. Well I tried it’s sister over the past couple of weeks, called Menage a Trois Silk, soft red blend. It’s called soft red blend because the base is a Pinot Noir and the Pinot is blended with Malbec and Petite Sirah. This is an easy to drink wine that would also be very food friendly. Nice soft flavors with floral notes and a bit of spice. I enjoyed it and it was a very reasonable price.
I had a hard time picking my wine of the week this week, because I tried a few new wines and they were wonderfully delicious. This is one that was a “wine of the week” contender. The Umberto Cesari Momo Rosso is a delicious blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and it comes in under $20. Fabulous wine at a fabulous price. I absolutely loved this wine and it would compliment all those Thanksgiving favorites.
This wine not only has a fun name and a fun label, it was fun to drink. The Exhibitionist is a Merlot from South Australia, and I have to tell you I haven’t had a ton of experience with Australian Merlots. But I did really enjoy this one. It comes in at around the $17, so it’s a great little wine at a great price. Very juicy on the palate and not dominated by oak, which I really liked. Another great wine for comfort foods, if you like beef stews and lamb – this is your wine. I recently bought this wine to a gathering of friends in my building and they all loved it as well.
And now its time for my Wine of the Week
We go to Chile, for a spectacular wine comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Carmenere and Merlot. It spent 12 months in French oak, but as we know French oak is very subtle and compliments a well made wine. This Primus was actually one of the first Meritage style wines produced in Chile. Some of you may remember Meritage is a wine that is a Bordeaux style of blend, but many vineyards use the word Meritage in Canada and the United States. And when I checked this Chilean wine does have American influence, as winemaker Agustin Huneeus has produced some of the finest Meritage blends in the U.S. Roasted and barbecued meats and chicken is a great pairing for this wine. It was a great wine and only $25. Treat yourself and try this one.
I have been blessed with many things in my life. I am thankful this weekend to each and every one of the readers that takes time from a busy schedule to read my wine blog. It why I consistently do it every weekend. And I am thankful for family and friends that make me feel thankful every day. And of course to this little guy,
Leo brings so much joy to my life, that I am very thankful. Enjoy the weekend, stay safe.
Till next week, Cheers