Saturday, January 16, 2016
2015 Wine Tastings
While we were traveling back east we tasted a few of the local wines but never got around to sharing them with you all...finally we have gathered the information and here are the results...
Beso Del Sol Sangria – Produced in Spain this Spanish Wine Company knows how to make a smooth clear finish with just enough sweetness for our enjoyment. It has 8.5% alcohol that we rated high giving it a 9.2 because of its delightful taste and smoothness. We paid $19.99 on sale for a box which holds 4 bottles that works out to be about $5 per bottle and we would highly recommend it to others and we will be looking for it in the stores again.
Funf Wines Sangria – The bottling caught our attention and the fun name makes this a clean, clear taste with just enough flavoring from the citrus and summer fruits that the sweetness is not overbearing. With 7.5% alcohol we gave it a rating of 8.9 and would highly recommend it and we would be looking to purchase it again.
Forbidden Fruit Winery Sangria – Made in Michigan with 9% alcohol we rated this one a bit lower at a 7.6. It was good but not great and we would not go out of our way to purchase again. There was nothing wrong with it but there was no pop, no zest, no burst of flavor.
Meier’s Wine Cellars White Catawba – Light, crispy & spunky! Catawba is a grape that is grown predominantly in the east where we are enjoying a lot of the sweeter wines! With 12% alcohol that is produced in Silverton, Ohio that we rated a 9.3 that will be purchasing this one again!
Leelanau Cellars Witches Brew – This very strong red wine that has a 12.5% alcohol content from Leelanau, Michigan is not one of our favorites but we still gave it a 7.1 rating. With a firm taste of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg it would be a perfect drink served warm on a cold evening but not as a chilled wine, more like a cider.