Originally posted at http://ontariowinediva.blogspot.com
On the ninth day of the Olympics, we raise a glass, in honour of our athletes, of Chateau des Charmes 2007 Estate Bottled Cabernet Franc. It’s the weekend and there’s nothing more I love on a weekend than having comfort food for my meals – like burgers…but fancier burgers than what the chain restaurants offer. This wine, from the warm 2007 growing season has concentrated currant and cassis aromas and flavours. There was limited barrel aging for this wine – only long enough to impart some slight spice and smokiness and not mask the vibrant fruit that is coming out as you swirl the glass. So, while you are enjoying some more curling or medal rounds in ski jumping, skiing or speed skating, have a glass of this great wine and cheer on our athletes. This wine is $13.95 a bottle and is available both at the winery and at your local LCBO.