Wednesday, October 14, 2015

DCC Half-Priced Bottle Night Every Wednesday Night! #wilsondaniels Buglioni Amarone

We are pretty much regulars when it comes to half-priced bottle night at the club. Aaron, our sommelier, wanted us to try something off the continent from our normal adventures of trying new wines. I said go for it and he headed straight for the cellar. Aaron never tells us what he has in mind, but chooses to leave us in suspense. All we have to do is tell him red or white and off he goes! 

Here's what he brought back! 
2008 Buglioni Amarone della Valpolicella Classico ($70)

The Buglioni family was tired of living in a larger village in Italy and wanted a more relaxing countryside of Cariano. They bought an old farmhouse surrounded by vineyards and olive trees. After two months of living in the countryside and without any knowledge of how to make wine, the vineyards were ready to be harvested. This was the beginning of a dream to become "real" winemakers.

 The winemaker's notes-"Dark ruby-red color. Intense and elegant aromas of ripe fruit, raisins and spices with vanilla, tobacco, cocoa and anise. Persistent, warm flavors, velvety and harmonious. This is a wine for meditation - a protagonist on its own. It is traditionally paired with game, grilled beef, stew, braised meat and mature cheeses, however, the smoothness of its dry fruit allows for modern and daring pairing."

A delicious wine to be shared with the one you love!