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Wine Of The Week – De Lisio “Quarterback” Red 2007

August 10, 2011 12:37 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!

Wine Of the Week QuarterbackMcLaren Vale, Australia

90 Points — Wine Advocate

PRESS:

…The wine is a blend of 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 26% Shiraz, and 17% Grenache aged for 15 months in seasoned French oak. Dark ruby in color, it delivers an enticing bouquet of floral notes, spice box, black cherry, and blueberry. Full-bodied, ripe, and sweetly-fruited on the palate, it manages to retain a sense of elegance. This lengthy blend has enough structure to evolve for 1-2 years but there is no reason to delay your gratification. It is also an excellent value.

#186, Dec 2009

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Wine Of The Week – Gratavinum 2πR 2007

June 29, 2011 1:28 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!

Gratavinum’s 2007 2 (the perimeter of a circle) is made up of 60% Garnacha, 25% Samso (Carinena), with the balance Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah aged for 12 months in new and second use French and Hungarian oak. Deep crimson-colored, it offers a fragrant bouquet of wet rock, underbrush, black cherry, plum, and licorice. Racy on the palate with lively acidity nicely balancing the wine’s full body, it has layers of savory black fruits, spice box, and a lengthy finish. Give it 1-2 years to round out and drink it from 2012 to 2019.
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