Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Years Day Wine

Last night I was a boring girl - I went to sleep at 10:30pm. Today I decided to start the New Year off right with some nice wine.
Andrew and I started off with the 2009 Raphael Chardonnay - a bright acidic white wine. Nice for $15.
Next we tasted the Macari Sette Red wine - a mix of cab franc and merlot. Very nice for $15 - This will be a favorite of 2011.
Then we opened the 2008 La Fontana Red Wine - this is smooth as silk with mineral tastes that I like! It is a blend of Merlot, Cab Sauv, Malbec and Petit Verdot. This was our favorite Long Island wine of the day!

Then we opened a Finger Lakes Riesling - 2008 Hermann J. Wiemer $20. This is not a Long Island wine but I was intrigued. This is a great wine. Bright for a Riesling - but this will be one of the bottles that I bring to parties with friends.

Overall = I am in love with the Macari for a reasonable tasty red wine and in love with the Raphael La Fontana for a special occasion.
Keep in mind, I am an ameteur wine taster and a casual person. Happy New Year! -Virginia :)

1 comment:

  1. I failed to mention that the Raphael La Fontana red wine was $20. Very nice for the price!