Rain or shine we pour wine. Since Mother Nature can’t make up it’s mind about whether to rain or since we will be doing a bit of a mashup tasting of Old World Meets New World. One from Italy just off the boat and one from Walla Walla just off the truck. Grab your bumbershoot and wander on over.
2010 Vaona Valpolicella ($11)
40% Corvina, 30% Corvinone, 25% Rondinella, 5% Molinara
Vaona is a small family farm with ten hectares of vines in Valpolicella. Their Valpolicella is fresh and fruit forward with elegant notes of ripe raspberry, cherry, plum and clove. Was $14 now $11
12% alcohol by volume
2012 Forgeron Blacksmith Red ($15)
29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Sangiovese, 18% Merlot, 18% Syrah, 12% Cabernet Franc
Not your typical Bordeaux, Super Tuscan, Syrah blend! Big body, nice full fruit and a smoth silky finish at a BBQ price.