Forethought in planting the vines in the early 90s has today produced a lovely series of Merlots.
Peppery, black cherry tones and a hint of plum and blackberry. B called it warming. That’s probably because of the 18 months in French and American oak.
We had it with pork chops cheese sauce on cauliflower and local baby potatoes.
This is one of the first BC wines we’ve had this year that we consider really good value for the money. An excellent legacy to Harry McWatters.
This is REAL terroir. The right location, the right soil, and the right grape planted that will drive the roots deep into the almost desert like soil.
Not once, but twice we have been blessed with out introduction to Black Sage. First by the Goddess of Wine for including it in our last mystery case – a 2018 offering. And then again by visiting friends who brought a 2017 version.
It was great to compare the two vintages. The 2017 is slightly bolder and the finishwas a little longer.
Black Sage Vineyard – Merlot 2017
$23.99 regularly $26.99
Home Sweet Neighbourhood, Transforming Cities one block at a time
Michelle Mulder, 978-1-4598-1691-6
What I thought was going to be a lark is actually a VERY good book
Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun, Wess Roberts, PhD, 0-593-01686-6
Mongols, Huns, and Vikings, Hugh Kennedy, 1-552-788281-6
Desmond Dekker & The Aces – Israelites (1969) HQ
Hollies – Stop Stop
Zombies – Time of the Season
The Speakeasy Three – When I Get Low, I Get High
Dion & The Belmonts – A Teenager In Love
AARON NEVILLE : “YOU NEVER CAN TELL (C’EST LA VIE)” (1993)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgM_iGz7Xy8
Andy Kim – Rock Me Gently
Captain & Tennille – Do that to me one more time (video/audio HQ/HD)
There is an extra glass cause it’s a 1 L bottle.
East of Valpairso, in the Bio-Bio valley, is where they make this tasty sipper.
Full of red fruits and a slight citrus. Mild tannins and moderate acidity.
Someone might be tempted to put this in a water bottle on a winter hike.
PINOT NOIR ROSE – CONO SUR BICICLETA
Regularly $12.99 on sale for $10.99
12.5 % alcohol
The Tuscan Table – A celebration of friends, family, food, and wine, Cucina Viansa, Vicki Sebastiani
A Siberian Encounter, Gala Servadio,
Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson, 9-781451-648539
Musicophilia, Oliver Sacks, 9-780676-9797794
We very much like wines produced with ‘low intervention’ by the vintner. Even better when it’s organic.
The Goddess of Wine is again pushing the envelope with a new white grape – Melon de Bourgogne. Loire Valley, from the Muscadet Sèvre et Maine AOC Appellation.
Domaine Bonnet-Huteau has been producing Muscadet for over 150 years. They have been certified organic since 2005, and biodynamic since 2010.
Lovely fruit characteristics…slightly peppery.
Wine Enthusiast calls it a 91 pointer – and we agree.
It will be easy to spot with it’s signature bottle.
MUSCADET SEVRE ET MAINE LA TARCIERE – DOM BONNET HUTEAU 2018
$22.99 regularly $24.99