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Wine Review Wednesday

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An Italian favorite from the Swiss Alps
Rocca Alata 2009 Amarone

Amarone from the Veneto region of Italy is a blend of several grapes and is almost always aged at least five years before it’s released. A longtime favorite of mine for its rich, full and complex flavor. Its name actually translates to “The Great Bitter” but… bitter is not what you will taste. To the Italian’s, bitter means dry…dry and FANTASTIC it is. Bite into this bitter Amarone and I promise you will be rewarded, or is it the beautiful Alps talking? You’ll have to see for yourself. Cheers!

Wine Review Wednesday

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Bowers Harbor Vineyard 2011 Unwooded Chardonnay

This has been a long standing favorite of mine. A ‘go to’ wine, with plenty in my cellar at all times. This chardonnay with hints of apple, pear, and citrus notes is always a good idea when the food, weather or mood calls for white. The happy little burst of brilliance on the tongue as it goes down is rewarded with a clean crisp refreshing finish. For my palate, this wine is strong enough to carry right through any season, making it a treat any time of year! Cheers to great wine, made in our great state. Pure Michigan!