Keen to do some online wine tastings? Head over to my blog and check out what’s coming up. There are still 2 sessions of the Bendigo Heritage Uncorked – The Unseen Series to go. These will take place the next 2 Friday’s – so make sure you order the wines ASAP.
I don’t know what it’s been like where you are, but here in regional VIC we’ve had some pretty wet and wild weather lately and that’s had me craving some good red wine.
Made in only small quantities, in the best years with the best fruit and best Bordeaux oak barrels – meet the 2017 Singlefile “The Philip Adrian” Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon from WA’s Great Southern wine region.
So it was 30 degrees here yesterday and today was a high of 12 – WTF! Red wine and Netflix it is tonight then.
Even before 2020 and all the lock downs, Mr Spittoon and I were pretty good at date night at home. We really only need a good bottle (or two) of wine. This bottle of Curtis Family Vineyards ‘Heritage’ 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon was a free gift (thank you!!) and it was just what we needed for a wet and wintry…
You know you’ve got great neighbours when they give you a bottle of Woodlands 2012 ‘Margaret’ to drink. We popped it in the wine fridge (hence the snapshot from my OENO by Vintec cellar app) however it lasted all of 2 days in there before I had to hit that ‘consume’ button in the app.
Steak, beans, sweet potato and red wine. This is my kind of winter meal! A big thanks to Chief Winemaker, Robert Heywood for this free gift to enjoy this winter. This Taltarni Vineyards Pyrenees 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon retails for $40 and was matured in both new and 15% new and seasoned French oak barriques for 14 months.
What’s classed as ‘old vine’? Well in the case of this 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon from Taltarni, the vines were planted in the late 1960s. So at least 50 year old vines.
We finally were able to catch up with some family on the weekend in real life instead of just on FaceTime (thanks COVID 🙁 ). Therefore I knew we had to have some extra special to accompany our lunch. The wonderful folks at Taltarni Vineyards here in Victoria sent us this sample bottle (thank you!).