Wine Tasting Wednesday ~ 2-23-2011 and A Surprise Local Urban Winery

Another Wednesday and another afternoon of wine tasting.  Of course, it is hard to go wrong with Italian wines but who knew that there was such a good, local urban made wine.  Infinite Monkey Therom is located in Denver in the Sante Fe Arts district.  Love it!

A mix of all four and another case added to the cellar.  If you have a chance to try {or buy} any of these, you won’t be disappointed.  The proprietor of this little boutique wine shop is a certified sommelier so I know I am always in for a treat when I stop by and lucky for me, he does tastings twice a week!

Clink, Clink and Salute!

Masciarelli Montepulciano D’Abruzzo 2007, Italy -$13

An interesting combination of new world and old world styles. Its nose offers a touch of crushed cherries with tones of smoke. Good extraction, complemented by a mouth-watering dose of acidity. Flavors of blueberries,black cherries, leather, and bitter-sweet chocolate fill the mouth. The tannins are soft, playing with the spice on the finish.  It is a great wine for the prie and would make a nice “house” red.

Robert Parker rates the wine 87.

Marquis Guadagni 2009 Orvieto Classic, Umbria, Italy -$10

This is a lovely change of pace from the usual whites. Scents of flowers and stone fruit emerge on the nose. The wine is lush in the mouth, with flavors of apricots, lime zest, almonds, and tangerines. Lively, with ample acidity, this white is ripe and refreshing.

Conn Creek 2007 Herrick Red, Napa Valley, California -$18

A meritage styled with composed of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, syrah, and a splash of petite verdot. This red blooms the longer it is open, so it rewards the patient. Flavors of red raspberries, black cherries, licorice, rose petals, and black tea tannins compose a portrait of ripeness and complexity. Spicy tones on the finish, including clove, vanilla, and smoke, are complemented by soft white pepper tannins.

Infinite Monkey Therom 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Grand Valley, Colorado -$19

A homegrown sauvignon blanc, with plenty of panache. Polished, reminding us of a Bordeaux styled white. Baked apple flavors marry with mango, lemon meringue, and honeycomb. The mid-palate is rich and spicy, with a touch of lemongrass and ginger. The finish is racy, with mouthwatering acidity and a cutting hint of mineral. Check out this winery online.

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2 responses to “Wine Tasting Wednesday ~ 2-23-2011 and A Surprise Local Urban Winery

  1. We’ll have to try to find that Sav. Blanc. We love the varietal & are always in favor of good quality mom & pop wine makers.

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