From the Cellar

Just because I started a website called OntarioWineReview.com doesn't mean it's All-Ontario-All-the-Time. When I kick back at night my mood (and sometimes my curiosity) decides my wine of choice. And the title should read, "Uncorked and Un-Screwed Tonight" ... but that just sounds wrong.

Chateau de Gaudou 2005 Cahors

06 Mar 2019

 

(September 04, 2018) ... Those old school Cahors wines are finally starting to come around, what was once a big bruising, tannic wine made from 80% Malbec / 15% Merlot and 5% Tannat has really smoothed out with great dark fruit, menthol, molasses and smoke notes ... time to think about a big glass or a decanter for these.

 

La Posta Double Shot (Argentina)

01 Mar 2019

 

(August 5, 2018) ... Another one of these "Double Dose of" ... as I go through the wine cellar I notice i have either the same wine from different years or the same producer making different wines in the same year ... so here I go again with a comparison:

2008 Malbec, Pizzella Family Vineyard ... I had a friend that used to give wines the "mmm" or "Ick" review, there were certain wines he would throw a middling review he called "meh" - it was not great, it was not atrocious - this is one of those MEH wines: dried leaf and blueberry, with some smoky, mocha, and leather which ends on a sour-ish note. It's a tough wine to really get a handle on, it's far from good but it isn't horrible, after all this time in the cellar it's just "meh".

2008 Cocina Blend ... This wine shows the art of the blend, a Malbec 60% / Bonarda 20% / Syrah 20% - the Bonarda will add a fruitiness but I am not sure of the longevity it brings, while the Syrah and Malbec both have some age-ability to them, all in all this was a rather tasty wine with its notes of cherry, blueberry, sweet plum,  and creamy cocoa.

Winner, and quite easily, the Cocina Blend.

 

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