Are you a fan of rich and powerful Italian red wines such as Amarone della Valpolicella? Or what’s your favourite wine style? My style is more about elegance, freshness and complexity, but each time I visit Verona I love to enjoy a good glass of local Amarone della Valpolicella such as this Famiglia Pasqua by @pasquawines🍷👌🏼
📷 and notes by @hansc008
When it comes to Napa Cabs, Insignia is definitely one of my favorite and I've become a huge fan.
I decanted this bottle for around 2 hours and it opened up beautifully.
The nose had blackberries, dark cherries, leather, tobacco and some chocolate.
It is full bodied with fully integrated tannins.
Acidity and fruit are well balanced with some licorice and a little spiciness to complement.
This is still a powerful and rich Cabernet, that is not going anywhere.
I assume it still has a lot of gas left in the tank.
2,65515124 April, 2019
Recently I was fortunate enough to try the 2018 line up of @kindeliwines by Alex Criaghead from New Zealand (truthfully I am not a big fan of NZ wines but Kindeli is an exception). Whilst I did enjoyed nearly all of the wines (only the Blanco was a tad dull compare to the previous vintages), the best one at the moment is by far Otoño, which in 2018 is a blend of Gewürtztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris. This is fermented with partial skin contact in amphorae, the wine is unfined, unfiltered with no SO2 addition.
Tasted in Lehmann Jamesse and decanted for an hour. This was a true summer fruit bowl with citrus, orchard and tropical fruits aroma along with herbal and floral notes. Fresh and juicy with engaging acidity, the low 11.5% alcohol and low tannins (despite the skin contact) made it irresistible. I was smirking to myself along with every sips, that’s how good this is! Oh did I also forget to mention that is a damn good value wine too!? Grab it when you see it, paired it with any food (even spicy Southeast Asian), or drink it alone, heck it really doesn’t matter...it’s a wine I think everyone need to try even if you hate “natural wine”... who knows you might grow to like it.
______________________________________________________ #Kindeli#AlexCraighead | La Lechuza | 2018 | 🇳🇿| Nelson | 🍇 Gewürtztraminer Riesling Pinot Gris | 🍷 #LehmannGlass#JamessePrestige
2013 Vérité La Joie Sonoma County Red Bordeaux Blend, Sonoma Valley, California USA. 4/25/2019 -
71% Cabernet Sauvignon
8% Cabernet Franc
5% Petit Verdot
from vineyards in 4 AVAs: Alexander Valley, Bennett Valley, Chalk Hill, Knights Valley.
Aged 15 months in 100% new french oak
Winemakers: Pierre Seillan and Hélène Seillan
Winery: Vérité Wines is an estate of Jackson Family Wines.
A(ccuracy)=2: Med deep ruby/garnet. Cassis and graphite Cab blend.
B(alance)=3: Ripe yet delicate components with atypically fine acidity for CA red.
C(omplexity)=2: Dark berries, vanilla, graphite, baking soda.
D(epth)=2: Polished mouthfeel. Round palate and lingering finish.
Anoche estuvimos avanzando en los preparativos para lo que será una noche espectacular donde estaremos combinando los platillos de @melimelofusionperuana con los vinos de @divino_vino_gt.
Reserven su agenda para 29 de mayo.
🍴🇵🇪 + 🍷🇲🇽 = ❤️
오늘 은진이랑 운동하며 그녀의 바보같은 착함을 탓할 때,
순딩순딩했던 내 고등학교때 모습을 떠올렸고, 그런 내가 싫어 부던히 부정하고 바꿔보려 노력했던 나를 떠올렸다.
그리고 그녀가 말했다
그 말이 지난 내 25년을 말해주었다
그래, 나 드디어 변했어.
더 이상 착하기만 하지도 않고, 사랑타령하지도 않으며,
추억에, 과거에 연연하지도 않는_그냥 지금 이 순간을 사는. 쿨하지 않을지 몰라도 쿨.한 척은 잘하는 사람이 되었어.
내 주장도 할 줄 알고
우는것도 참을 줄 알아.
그래서 난 지금 내가 대견하고 기특해.
그리고 앞으로도 뒤돌아보지않을꺼야. #나는나 니까