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Wine of the month

Yes, another italian red by the famous producer, ANTINORI.  2010 Pepoli Chianti.  Opened it up tonight and sipped it with roasted chicken, roasted butternut squash and yams with sauteed bok choy for some green leafy goodness.

"This dry red has an intense aroma of red berries, accompanied by hints of vanilla and chocolate. it shows great structure on the palate, with elegant and gentle tannins. A true expression of its fruity aromas are evident in the lingering after-taste." BCLDB

 


 

 

Decembers Wine of Month

Hello everyone,

Okay okay, its $95 a bottle BUT..... I had the opportunity to try the new vintage of Tignanello 2007 (80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet and 5% Cab Franc) on New Years Eve and what a treat! 

"Tignanello 2007 is a wine which presents itself with a great impact. To the nose, this wine opens with a pleasant concentration of aromas ranging from ripe red fruit to spiciness; with hints of vanilla and toasty notes which compose a bouquet with great persistence and elegance. It is a wine of unquestionable personality, with typical characteristics which deeply bond the wine with the land where it was born, exalting and rewarding this maximum expression of the wonderfully ripened sangiovese, so particularly optimal in this harvest."*

http://www.antinori.it/eng/vini/vini.php#

When I was in the wine industry I sold Antinori for over 5 years and was very lucky to try each and every vintage while I was working as a sales rep.  The 2007 vintage is, BY FAR, the best vintage I have tasted.  So, if it's in the budget, buy a bottle or two and lie it down for that special occasion.  If you're lucky enough to find a magnum at your local government liquor store, grab one too!

http://www.bcliquorstores.com/product/705442