Wine Lover’s Trio

This wine was a media sample from Chateau Tanunda and Banfi Vintners

I enjoy wine any time rain or shine, hot or cold.  But there is something about the first glimpse of Spring, the warm sun, the smell of fresh-cut grass, a gentle breeze, and pink buds popping out on all the trees and bushes that creates a desire to sip that perfect wine.  So that is what today was, pairing a wine with sunshine and the first day of Spring and of course with the “Wine Lover’s Trio!”

Blooms on a Patio Peach Tree

Blooms on a Patio Peach Tree

I decided on a 2010 Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz for my pairing.  The Wine Lover’s Trio I refer to is a serving of dried cherries, dark chocolate and pecans.  These three items go so perfectly together but when you find that right wine and pair it with this trio, it is a match made in wine lover’s heaven.  I knew as soon as I took the first sip of this wine that it would work with the Trio.

Wine Lover's Trio

Wine Lover’s Trio

The deep red wine had aromas of red berry and spice on the nose with hints of vanilla and pepper on the palate.  The vanilla and the dried cherries were simply mouth-watering, then add the chocolate and pecans – WOW!   We all know that, contrary to popular belief, not all red wines pair with chocolate.  But when you get that pairing right, you know it!  These flavor descriptors (vanilla, red berry, spice) combined will work every time.

Grand Barossa Shiraz

Grand Barossa Shiraz

Varietal:  Shiraz          Alcohol:  14.5%          Price:  $17.99


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