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Illuminati “Riparosso” Montepulciano D’Abruzzo 2009

September 15, 2011 10:00 am - Posted by Jody in Drink

Each week I like to choose a new wine to introduce to our fans. These wines vary by region, by varietal and even by price. I don’t think cost and value are necessarily related. So I like to focus on wines I have experienced on my travels and I think our fans will enjoy trying. salut!

Abruzzo, Italy

Produced from 100% Montepulciano D’Abruzzo, Illuminati’s Riparosso spends 4 months in large Slavonian oak.  Showing plump dark fruit both on the nose and palate, this wine finishes both racy and round.

This has always been one of our top values, and is a perennial favourite around our office.

And, with a recent silver at the Decanter World Wine Awards, it’s an incredible value not to be missed!

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Wine Of The Week – Las Rocas Garnacha 2009

June 8, 2011 1:28 am - Posted by Jody in Drink

Each week I like to choose a new wine to introduce to our fans. These wines vary by region, by varietal and even by price. I don’t think cost and value are necessarily related. So I like to focus on wines I have experienced on my travels and I think our fans will enjoy trying. salut!

Las Rocas BottleCalatayud, Spain

If you haven’t yet tried this stunning value from the Aragon region of Spain, go get some! Medium-to-full bodied with lots of fruit and layers of complexity, this wine is the perfect choice for hearty winter fare.

LCBO Vintages Release Magazine

This beauty shows notes of smoke, black fruits and spice box, with an emerging cherry character. This is a smoothly textured wine that will have you double-checking the price in wonderment at every sip. Enjoy with a mushroom risotto.

Feb. 19th 2011


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Wine Of The Week – Paul Dolan Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2009

May 3, 2011 10:59 pm - Posted by Jody in Drink

Each week I like to choose a new wine to introduce to our fans. These wines vary by region, by varietal and even by price. I don’t think cost and value are necessarily related. So I like to focus on wines I have experienced on my travels and I think our fans will enjoy trying. salut!

Region: Mendocino County, California

89 Points, John Szabo MS

Subdued, ripe but fresh example of sauvignon from biodynamic producer Paul Dolan, with intriguing lime cordial, fresh pear and guava flavours. The palate is well balanced, with above average complexity and lingering finish. Very pleasant, still refreshing, sipping or food-friendly wine. Tasted March 2011. Value Rating: **1/2

www.winealign.com (Apr 2011)

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