Ch. LACLAVERIE, Francs Cotes de Bordeaux, 2009
Owned and made by Nicolas Thienpont of Chateaux Pavie Macquin and Larcis Ducasse fame, this 14% alcohol blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc was fermented using pump-overs in temperature-controlled concrete tanks. It was then aged 12 months, 60% in concrete tank and 40% in oak barrels (all French, none new). It is deep-red-black in color with well-formed legs; dry, medium-full-bodied with freshly-balanced acidity and medium phenolics. Offers an earthy Merlot nose. Soft and supple, dark red (and a bit of black) fruit that opens to sweet dark cherry with a hint of tobacco and some spice with a mineral earth note. Fine daily drinking red. Specís Score: 89
Carr Valley Winter Solstice Cheddar
Carr Valley Cheese Company has developed a seasonal cheddar program to highlight the distinct flavors that emerge in the cheese at different times of the year. Winter Solstice cheddar is milk from Wisconsin cows that have feasted on preserved summer hay with a concentrated flavor from the comfort of their barns. 5oz.
Ingredients8 oz vodka
4 oz amaretto
16 oz cranberry juice cocktail
3 tbsp orange juice
DirectionsPour ingredients into a large pitcher and stir.
Cover and chill until you are ready to serve.