Posts Tagged ‘red wine’

Vieni Estates: Red Trillium Ripasso

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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2013 Red Trillium Ripasso

$16.95
Niagara

Always one of the most popular wines among Savvy customers, the Red Trillium Ripasso is made by “re-passing” a blend of Pinot Noir & Cabernet Sauvignon wine over the freshly dried grape skins leftover from their Appassimento wine. It remains in contact with the pomace of the Appassimento for about ten days at which time a second fermentation occurs.

Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes: Fruity and rich, with black cherries, dried figs, and black currants. There’s a little mint and cedar here, too, with medium tannins and acid. This full-bodied wine is a crowd-pleaser.

Suggested Food Pairing: This will work well with Italian cuisine, BBQ ribs, or even just a juicy hamburger.

Cellaring: Drink now or cellar up to 3 years.

If you would like to order this bottle of wine, call your friends at Savvy Company at 613-SAVVYCO (728-8926) or email us at cheers@savvycompany.ca. We’ll deliver with a smile!

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Two Sisters Vineyards: Estate Red

Posted by Debbie

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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2012 Estate Red (Limited)

SPECIAL! $25
Niagara-on-the-Lake

Previously restricted to restaurant sales, Two Sisters has generously made the last of their 2012 Estate Red available to Savvy customers. Aged 25 months in a mix of French (75%) and American (25%) oak (15% new), it’s a blend of half Cabernet Sauvignon and half Merlot.   Enjoy it while you can!

Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes: One of our favourites from Two Sisters, this complex and medium-bodied wine will wow you with its flavours of smoke, red and sour cherries, mint, and cedar. It’s a wonderful table wine, with supple tannins and medium acidity.

Suggested Food Pairing: Serve this with grilled lamb chops and spring vegetables to celebrate the season.

Cellaring: Drink now or cellar up to 3 years.

If you would like to order this bottle of wine, call your friends at Savvy Company at 613-SAVVYCO (728-8926) or email us at cheers@savvycompany.ca. We’ll deliver with a smile!

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Trail Estate Winery: Wild-Ferment Pinot Noir

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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2016 Wild-Ferment Pinot Noir

$30.00
Prince Edward County

Another example of winning wild fermentation, this Pinot Noir was aged in French oak barrels with no new oak for nine months. 

Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes: Don’t get fooled by the light colour here: this is a full-flavoured wine! Earthy, with notes of red licorice, sour cherry, and red cherries, it’s going to surprise you with it’s power and elegance. Medium acidity and medium tannins show off this brilliant Pinot Noir.

Suggested Food Pairing: Have this with grilled pork chops with a side of butter-sautéed onions and mushrooms.

Cellaring: Drink now or cellar up to 2 years.

If you would like to order this bottle of wine, call your friends at Savvy Company at 613-SAVVYCO (728-8926) or email us at cheers@savvycompany.ca. We’ll deliver with a smile!

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Tawse Winery: Pinot Noir

Posted by Debbie

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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2013 Pinot Noir

$21.95
Niagara

Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes: With a very light cherry colour, this Pinot Noir has an interesting array of flavours: candied fruit, red licorice, light tobacco, and sour cherry. It’s tart and dry with a long licorice finish.

Suggested Food Pairing: I love Pinot Noir with mushroom dishes – try it with a mushroom ragu or stuffed mushroom hors d’oeuvres.

Cellaring: Drink now or within 3 years.

If you would like to order this bottle of wine, call your friends at Savvy Company at 613-SAVVYCO (728-8926) or email us at cheers@savvycompany.ca. We’ll deliver with a smile!

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Pondview Estate Winery: Cabernet Merlot Reserve

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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2015 Cabernet Merlot Reserve

$22.95
Niagara-on-the-Lake

Aged 10 months in French oak, this blend is 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 40% Merlot.

Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes: There’s so much going on here! Black plums, red cherries, mint, cedar, tobacco – the flavours are big and complex. The tannins are big, too, and chewy, with matching high acidity. The wine finishes long with the plum flavour lingering on the palate.

Suggested Food Pairing: This is the wine to bring to Sunday dinner, equal to your roast beef and trimmings.

Cellaring: Cellar 3-5 years for optimum enjoyment.

If you would like to order this bottle of wine, call your friends at Savvy Company at 613-SAVVYCO (728-8926) or email us at cheers@savvycompany.ca. We’ll deliver with a smile!

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Nyarai Cellars: Veritas

Posted by Debbie

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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2012 Veritas

$27.95
Annan, ON

Winemaker Steve Byfield says he makes the Veritas (taken from the famous saying, “In vino veritas”, or “In wine, truth”) only in optimal years. This is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Malbec.

Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes: The medium cherry colour belies the power of this big red. It’s full of tart cherry, mint, and tobacco, with mouth-puckering tannins and acidity. There’s a lot of fruit here, with the sour cherry dominant.

Suggested Food Pairing: Steve recommends this with lamb shanks, beef stew, or a well-aged cheese.

Cellaring: This will do well to cellar 5-8 years if you can keep from drinking it right away!

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Creekside Estate Winery: Laura’s Red

Posted by Debbie

Friday, March 27th, 2020
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2015  Laura’s Red

$22
Niagara

Entirely grown and made on the Creekside estate, this is a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc with smidgen of Malbec and Petit Syrah to fill out the palate. It was aged for 12 months in French oak. The winemaker recommends opening it an hour before drinking to let it breathe.

Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes: There’s lots going on here! Aromas of dark fruit, steak spice, leather, and cedar are matched on the palate, too. But there’s more – tobacco and mint begin to show up with subsequent sips. Loads of chewy tannins and medium sour cherry acidity make it a complex, full bodied wine. You won’t be disappointed!

Suggested Food Pairing: A big wine deserves big flavours. We recommend braised short ribs or a rack of lamb to complement the wine.

Cellaring: Ready to drink now, it could be aged up to 5 years.

If you would like to order this bottle of wine, call your friends at Savvy Company at 613-SAVVYCO (728-8926) or email us at cheers@savvycompany.ca. We’ll deliver with a smile!

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13th Street Winery: Whitty Vineyard Gamay

Posted by Debbie

Friday, March 27th, 2020
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2016 Whitty Vineyard Gamay

$23.95
St. Catherine’s (Niagara)

From a single vineyard on the 13th Street estate, you’ll find this pretty Gamay best if served cool.

Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes: Juicy, medium bodied, and dry, the Whitty Vineyard Gamay is a perfect patio red. It brings together flavours of red cherries and mint, with balanced acidity that makes it perfect to serve with food.

Suggested Food Pairing: Toss some turkey burgers on the BBQ – this wine will make them sing.

Cellaring: Ready to drink now or hold 1 or 2 years.

If you would like to order this bottle of wine, call your friends at Savvy Company at 613-SAVVYCO (728-8926) or email us at cheers@savvycompany.ca. We’ll deliver with a smile!

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Two Sisters Vineyards: Estate Red Reserve

Posted by Debbie

Friday, March 27th, 2020
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2012 Estate Red Reserve (Savvy Exclusive)

$23.95
Niagara-on-the-Lake

70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, this full-bodied blend spent 40 months in oak. 

Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes: It’s smooth and mouth watering, with rich dark cherry, smoke, and mint notes. 

If you would like to order this bottle of wine, call your friends at Savvy Company at 613-SAVVYCO (728-8926) or email us at cheers@savvycompany.ca. We’ll deliver with a smile!

 

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Traynor Vineyard: Pinot Noir

Posted by Debbie

Friday, March 27th, 2020
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2016 Pinot Noir

SPECIAL! (reg $45) $35.00
Prince Edward County

Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes: This is classic Ontario Pinot – loads of sour cherry and earthy mushroom notes, light bodied and light tannins, with a lovely whiff of smoke. The tart cherry finish goes a long ways. 

If you would like to order this bottle of wine, call your friends at Savvy Company at 613-SAVVYCO (728-8926) or email us at cheers@savvycompany.ca. We’ll deliver with a smile!

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