#WineWednesday review by Sam the Wine Teacher

#WineWednesday review by Sam the Wine Teacher

wwmMontakarn Tippy-Toed Oak

2011 Tippy Toe Oaked (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier)

Montakarn

Oliver, BC

$20.00

Bronze Medal

Tasted 2014 11

Golden yellow in colour with medium intensity.  Butter and ripe tropical fruit on the nose.  Good balance with a slightly sweet entry and good mouthfeel.  Big tropical fruit and buttery flavours on the palate with a medium finish.

ww La Selvanella Chianti

2010 Chianti Classico Riserva

Melini La Selvanella

Italy

$27.99

Silver Medal

Tasted 2014 11

Garnet red with deep intensity.  The nose shows dusty dried fruit, spice and chocolate aromas.  Well balanced with soft ripe tannins.  Bright red fruit on the palate with a medium-long finish.  This wine paired nicely with rib-eye steak with sautéed onions and garlic.

ww Ibericos Tempranillo

2010 Tempranillo Crianza

Ibericos

Rioja, Spain

$22.99

Bronze Medal

Tasted 2014 11

Garnet red in colour with medium-deep intensity.  Aromas of earth, meat, forest floor, slightly stewed red fruit and spice on the nose.  Good balance with firm ripe tannins.   Fruit and spice dominate the palate with a medium finish.

ww Moon Curser 2011 Tempranillo

2011 Tempranillo

Moon Curser

Osoyoos, BC

$28.90

Bronze Medal

Tasted 2014 11

Garnet red / purple with medium-deep intensity.  Smoke, spice and red fruit aromas on the nose.  Slightly high acid on the balance and medium body.  Bright, tart fruit on the palate with a medium-short finish.

ww Inniskillin 2008 Sangiovese

2008 Sangiovese

Inniskillin

Oliver, BC

$30.09

Bronze Medal

Tasted 2014 11

Garnet red tinged with brick and medium-deep intensity.  The nose shows aromas of ripe plum, bramble, menthol and hints of cocoa.  Good balance. Red fruit on the palate with a medium finish.

sam the wine teacher

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