Here’s what we have been tasting… or just plain old drinking!!
Santa Margherita Brut Val-dobbiadene Prosecco Superior – $19.95
With Christmas coming you will not have enough of this around. Prosecco, that if you don’t know, you might think you are drinking Champagne! At $19.95 this must be the best value in bubbles. Light fruity flavours but rich and smooth going down.
Wente Riva Ranch Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2017 – $27.95
I don’t normally pay this much for white wine but I have never been disappointed by anything from Wente and now I have learned that you get what you pay for. From California’s “First Family of Chardonnay” you have a smooth, creamy full bodied Chardonnay.
Tom Gore Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – $19.95
Another family of wines that rarely disappoints and I probably don’t drink enough of! Medium to full bodied, a little hint of smokiness and on the dry side. A classic Cab I had with a nice medium rare steak!
1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel 2015 – $29.95
The label alone captured my attention. 1000 Stories, I have at least that many! How can you go wrong with anything Bourbon Aged? And a Buffalo pic for us animal lovers! A little on the pricier side for everyday drinking but credit to the winemaker for this small batch selection aged in bourbon barrels.
Have this on any special occasion, definitely a rich smooth structure a hint of smoke, some vanilla and caramel (another favorite). Have this with something a little on the spicy side!
Blanton’s Original Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey 2011 – $69.95
Kentucky (where else) USA
Smooth over a nice big ice rock! Vanilla and caramel flavors. Individually selected, filtered and bottled by hand and recorded. Bottle #202, from barrel #952.
Christmas is coming!