Le Cimate 2010 Montefalco Rosso DOC (SRP $20): Medium-deep crimson in color, this blend of 60% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot,15% Sagrantino, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, offers inviting aromas of plum, red and dark berry fruit, black tea, and a touch of menthol. The palate is dense and assertive, showing deep, dark berry fruit flavors with generous tannins that coat the palate, ending with a nice acid lift to prop up the medium-length drying finish. This is an attractive wine, but one that needs its youthfulness tamed by a tasty slab of well-marbled beef. Region: Umbria, Italy. (Other info: ABV 14.5%, fermented in steel, 15 day maceration, cork enclosure). – www.myvinespot.com
Pinot Noir is a go-to Thanksgiving wine, but don’t pass up on #Lodi Cinsault. In general, low tannins, good acids, and nice fruit character, describe these four. #LodiLive #Lodi #Cinsault
Came out back to read the paper, but I’ve been watching birds and butterflies instead (imagine that). Here is a beautiful monarch. #Monarch #butterfly
Oddly enough, I started off the day talking about wine labels, and this one is a beauty. Nice @villabellangelo — #FLXRiesling
Smiling because it is almost time for #flxriesling and the Indian food is on the way. My kinda Saturday evening.
Having a Twitter dinner tonight w/ friends, Indian cuisine, and #FLXRiesling from @FoxRunVineyards @VillaBellangelo and @LamoreauxWine — come 7PM EST, wine and tweets will be pouring!
I rarely buy a bottle of #wine for the label; but in this case, I’ll make a #RockNRoll exception. #PinkFloyd #Cabernet #DarkSideoftheMoon #Mendocino
If you need a special occasion to open some bubbly, try “Just Because.” That’s special enough! #HappyFriday #wine friends!
Kevin Phillips and company standing in the historic vineyard we’ll taste soon. #Bechthold #1886 #LodiLive
Four Cinsault wines from one of Lodi’s oldest, continuously farmed sites — Bechthold Vineyard (planted 1886). Join the conversation tonight at 8PM EST by using hash-tag #LodiLive on Twitter.
Uncorking these wines (G.D. Vajra ’11 Barbera d’Alba DOC and G. D. Vajra ’09 Barolo DOCG Albe) and chatting with #Italian #wine importer Justin Gallen, owner of Rinascimento Wine Co. (@RWineCo), about developing industry trends, fine wine, etc. tonight. Join the conversation at 9PM by using hash-tag #winestudio on Twitter. Cheers!
New on myvinespot.com: A Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Mendoza that packs a good bit of flavor and richness for under $20!
Having #lamb burgers and a splash of 2011 Amancaya Gran Reserva from Bodegas Caro (70% Malbec and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon). Cheers! #Argentina #Mendoza #wine
Backyard Feathered Friends: Every morning and every evening I get visits from this cute Cardinal family. Unfortunately, the father was not available for the family portrait — he was too busy pigging out at the feeder. #cardinal #birds
On the #wine tasting menu today: Travessia 2013 Riesling [Massachusetts], North Gate Vineyard 2012 Petit Verdot [Virginia], and Old Westminster Winery Tapestry (a blend of Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernt Franc) [Maryland]. #mawine #vawine #mdwine