Wine of the Week for May 15, 2006

Angoves Stonegate Cabernet/Shiraz 2003 - $9.60
Style: R3
Australia

The Cabernet rides on top here, with aromas of spices, wood, dried cherry and iodine. Very firm on the palate -- well structured -- with blackberry flavour, lightish tannins and firm acid core. Very good body and length. Quite a bargain and well suited to lamb, quail, or hunter stew. (LCBO 618447)

- Bonus VQA Feature -

Willow Springs Baco Noir 2005 - $9.95
Style: R2
Ontario: Stouffville

This one comes from the LCBO’s “craft winery” program, which features a small number of selections from lesser-known wineries (although there appears to be lots of this one at LCBO stores). The Testa family grow their own grapes in Stouffville and also bring some in from Niagara. Their Baco shows a riot of cherry, dried cherry, black currant and blueberry aromas. It’s very smooth on the palate, with negligible tannins, a solid acid core, and plenty of berry and cherry flavours. With good body and length, this may be the ideal BBQ wine. (LCBO 620112)


1 comment:

dean tudor said...

great idea to have two wines, one import and one vqa...maybe you could make one of the two white while the other could be red, alternating categories from week to week...