Wine Tasting at Home
Another day of cooking at home and surprise, another wine tasting at home (well really it was heating lasagna from the freezer we made a while ago).
Tonight Jeff picked out the wine and while we normally reserve the wines we know are great for ‘special’ dinners, tonight we selected a Sandhill Gamay Noir. We only have this wine once a year and treat it as special because it is not readily available (about 1,800 cases are produced annually). We usually find it at a specialty wine shop and while we don’t know what we paid for it their website lists it as $19.99 per bottle. Ummm we’ll take a case next time!
Sandhill Gamay Noir
The vintage we had on this night was from 2007. It is produced and bottled in the Okanagan, specifically Kelowna, B.C. With subtle hints of pepper and red berries with little after taste, although it is aged in French Oak barrels.
“Our 2008 vintage was quite challenging, however, we were able to pick the Gamay Noir with good levels of ripeness. We continued with using French oak barrels for aging and were again able to achieve a more complete expression of the fruit from our Estate Vineyard.” – Howard Soon, Winemaker