Ever since my Europe trip, I couldn’t stop my love of wine, so I started making my own wine kits and drinking/collecting more ever since.
Frequency Wineries Zweigelt 2014. Definitely one on the most unique wineries I visited while in Kelowna. It’s quite a small place, that allows musicians to play for free in their studio that they store the wine in to give the wine “good vibes” throughout its storage. Instead of giving you suggested food pairings, Frequency gives its wine a song pairing. For example they say this Zweigelt is best paired with The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd. It’s a fantastic presentation as you have your paid for tasting (waived if you buy a bottle.) I love how unique and special it all is, which is why I bought a bottle. However I would say it goes against how I’ve learned to store wine. Which is to avoid vibrations, thus not allowing a chemical imbalance to take place from the sediment not settling.
I’m not positive this is the reason for the wine falling a little flat for me or not, but the Zweigelt tastes a little watered down for my liking. Slightly smoky on the nose, a light oaky taste, but very thin. Could this be from the accelerated aging possibly due to the bass of instruments in their studio? I am unsure and couldn’t be certain.
In short, I would definitely suggest checking out the unique winery once. Unless you like a certain one from the tasting though, don’t feel pressured to purchase a bottle just to waive the tasting fee. — 39 minutes ago
My father said he remembered trying Baby Duck back when he was a kid, so when I saw a bottle I had to get it to try with him. He told me how sweet he remembered it, but to our surprise it wasn’t that sweet (especially at only 7%alc.vol.) Tastes light with hints of strawberries. Strange plastic closure made the wine look as cheap as it is. Wouldn’t say it was THAT bad, but neither of us were blown away. — 2 months ago
Vignamaggio Monna Lisa Chianti Classico. Had to try this because I am a big fan of Leonardo da Vinci. That usually doesn’t end well as a reason to choose wine, but this time it lived up to the name! It’s earthy on the nose with a juicy red fruit palate. Perfect for tomato sauce on pizza, or pasta. Deliciously smooth and full bodied. This wine is well worthy of the classic art on its label. — 6 months ago
Lakeview Cellars Cabernet Franc Icewine 2017. My first red (non Vidal) Icewine. Juicy strawberry on the nose, thick deliciously sweet maraschino cherry and rhubarb on the palate. Would definitely buy again, especially at the cheaper price point of about $30 compared to other Icewines. — a month ago
Carmen Gran Reserva Merlot. This isn’t a typical Merlot. Kind of a herbal, smoky nose. Very silky and smooth, can’t get much off of it other than blackberry. Got this bottle close to my friends cabin we’ve spent a few summers at, and since he was in town, I opened it to celebrate! — 6 months ago
Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Heredad Cava. Love the unique bottle. Elegant fresh aromas. Tart, green apple and nutty tasting. Definitely not a bad tasting alternative to champagne, but I personally would rather spend an extra $20-$30 for a nicer champagne than this again for a special occasion. I think it’s something to do with the acidity. That being said, the beautifully decorated bottle would be great for gifts! — a month ago