Saturday, February 7, 2009
Day 20-Grand Finale Rouge By the Village Vintner for $19.9953
I have had a cold and therefore have not drank any wine lately to blog. I may have come back to early because I still can't smell or taste very well. Therefore, I am going somewhat of my memory of when I tasted this wine at their shop in Carpentersville about a week ago. This is an red ice wine made with the Cabernet Franc grape. It is the only red ice wine I have ever tried. A couple who was also at the Village Vintner for the January tasting described this wine as a flavored sugar cube. This is an ice wine. It has a higher alcohol content of around 18% and has a thicker consistency than non-ice wines. I find this ice wine to taste wonderful, yes it is very sweet, however it does not have that overdone sweetness that makes me feel like I need to brushe my teeth afterward. The fruit flavors of rapberry and cherry come through on this wine which makes it a perfect wine for dessert or with dessert. This wine comes in the half bottle which makes it about a 2 large glasses which is all you probably need in one evening of this type of wine. I served this wine chilled, however, I think the wine would be too much at room temperature. A beautiful wine to celebrate with over Valentine's Day.