Tuesday, March 24, 2009

OVA Organic Wine

Price: $ 18.95 CDN
Wine, Red Wine,
14.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content : D
Made in: South Australia

So far, we have been unlucky with wines this year. 2005 wines are slim pickings, so we have to resort to 2007. No two snowflakes are the same. And neither are two palates, but is it just me or is 2007 a terrible year?

I recently was at LCBO (Ontario) and found this little gem, yes it's a 2005 :-)

A veritable cornucopia of aromas are present in this beautifully made Shiraz/Cabernet blend. At first, classic aromas of cassis and ripe wild blackberries present themselves, then notes of toasted caramel and mint start to linger. This very tasty wine is not a fruit bomb, though. Fruit is there, but on the mid-palate balancing tannins and acids bring structure. I found it to have a perfect soft finish. We finished this wine way before dinner started (bunch of winos we are!). However, this wine would be a perfect match for a rare steak with brown butter. Enjoy!...While there are still some on the shelves.

FYI..those are real grapes in the picture! I know, they look so perfect!

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