Posts

Showing posts with the label red wine review

La Mano Mencia Roble Red Wine 2012

Image
La Mano Mencia Roble 2012 is a red wine grown in Northwestern Spain. A smooth and wet wine with pepper and fruit tastes it maintains soft tannins. Aged in oak barrels for at least three months it provides quality for the price. The aroma is fruit and berry mixed. As a wine it has a wet and low level aftertaste which raises its appeal.  This wine was one of the specials you find in Trader Joes or other trendy stores and sold for $3.00 putting it in most people's price range. It normally retails for around $10. The special display that runs consistently offers an excellent opportunity to try trendy wines without breaking the bank.  Considering that it has won the  Los Angeles Wine & Spirits Competition awarded the 2011 vintage Gold Medal and the Mundus Vini awarded Gold you won't be disappointed.  I have a personal preference for wines that are easy on the palate and are either wet or slightly dry. I am not really into the heavier wines unless it is blended and cured ju

Da Vinci Wine "The Blood of Jove"

From the south facing hill of Vinci and Cerreto in the Chianti reason grows the Sangiovese and merlot grapes that are used to make Da Vinci Chianti wine.   It is one of the best tasting wines I have had in some time. Smooth, fruity and just a touch of a pepper kick in the end. It is a great wine for red meat and pasta.  With over 200 cooperative growers, producing Tuscany wine the quality is excellent for $14.99. Its crimson collars and taste mix well with the leathery taste. It is a nice sipping wine that would go well for parties and other events you might be planning.  Over 90% of the Da Vinci Chianti wine comes from the Sangiovese grapes. This is primarily named after sanguis Jovis or the blood of Jove. Jove is also known as Jupiter the sky god of ancient Rome who was seen as the master of gods. He believed that the Eagle was his sacred creature who dominated the sky.  http://www.davinciwine.com/

Wine Review: Candy-Apple Red Cabernet Sauvignon

Image
In the perpetual search for the perfect wine I am forced to try interesting varieties. Sometimes these wines tantalize the right taste buds and other times they do not do justice. Being in the mood for something a little sweet, I picked up a bottle of Jellybean the Candy-Apple Red Cabernet Sauvignon. Thinking this was a type of flavored wine with blackberry jam, boysenberry pie and hints of cherry licorice that was to give me “candy flavors” I was excited to give it a shot. A few days later, I had my chance and poured myself just a little. With a red tone associated with dark cherries it looked a little like fruit punch in a glass. It had a heavy look and clung slightly to the edges of the glass. Something akin to heavy punch in both smell and texture. Raising the glass to my lips, I noticed the first taste of berries that seemed to excite the senses. However, the aftertaste was not particularly that exciting. Not bad…but not exciting. Don't be afraid to try it as your tast

Let’s Get Gnarly with Gnarly Head Cabernet Sauvignon

Image
Gnarly Head Cabernet Sauvignon is an easy drinking wine that is light to the taste and soft to the taste buds. Big fruit and dark cherries mixed with an oak flavor. With 14.5 alcohol content and a PH level of 3.51 the taste doesn’t knock your socks off or make your hair fall out. However, it is hardy enough to make your event just a bit more interesting.  Most reviews rate it right around the center of taste and quality. Yet with a grand price tag of $8.99 I think it is worth at least one bottle. Of course, your eye will be drawn to the red label with a gnarly old vine sprouting grapes. This is label fits the brand as the wine is made from older grapes, which encourages it have more flavor but less grape clusters per bunch.  Cabernet Sauvignon is a relatively new wine on the market as it first made an appearance in the 18 th century in Chateau Mouton. As legend has it the Baron De Brane ripped up white wine grapes and planted a red wine grape by the name of Vidure. From