Yesterday afternoon I had to say good-bye to this cutie, as he crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I knew our time was limited, because when I started fostering him 2 years ago, he had feline leukemia then. The first 5 years of his life before he was rescued were pretty hard, but the last 2, he was in kitty heaven. I’d also like to take this moment to thank the Halifax Cat Rescue Society for all their wonderful support, and for paying the vet bills. Leo was one of a kind, a limited find if you will. So today I am dedicating my wine blog to limited finds, just like Leo.
Last week I wrote about the Discover USA wines, as our local wine store is doing a feature on Limited Finds.
For our first wine, let’s head to Italy. Monte Antico is a village in Italy which in 2001 had a population of 33. It might be a small village but they make a pretty great Super Tuscan wine.
This blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is a winner. It is priced less than $20, so it’s super affordable and the wine is perfect to pair with pizza, spaghetti and meatballs or any Italian food you might be craving. I enjoyed the 2013 vintage, and will definitely buy it again.
The next Limited Find is from California, and I got to try both the Cabernet Sauvignon and this Pinot Noir, which I bought. The Cabernet was delicious because the tannins weren’t sharo and the flavours shone through. Finding great Pinot Noir under $20 can be challenging, but this one hit it out of the ball park. This Pinot Noir is very elegant and light in color but full on flavour.
And now my wine of the week….
A few months back, I wrote about the Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon, as it won an award at our Port of Wines Show in September. Recently, I bought this Zinfandel from Kenwood and it’s fabulous. Kenwood produced its first vintage of this Zinfandel back in 1970 so they have been perfecting it for many years. Sonoma County is very well known for producing high quality Zinfandel grapes and this is a fantastic wine at just $22 a bottle. I enjoyed this last weekend with baby back ribs and it was heavenly.
Leo loved watching movies with cats in them. Here’s to a one of a kind !
Till next week, Cheers