Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Kobrand Wine and Spirits Holiday Gift Guide 2015

During the upcoming holidays you may want to have some adult beverages at your party. I want to tell you about Kobrand they sell a variety of wine & Spirits which I was sent some to review.

Caposaldo Moscato (SRP$11.99) which comes from the cool, maritime climate of Provincia di Pavia in northern Italy’s Lombardy region. Here the 20-year-old guyot-trained vines benefit from the blend of white marl and chalk soils in the low-yielding hillside vineyards. Grapes are handpicked, and after a temperature-controlled fermentation the wine undergoes a natural second fermentation in autoclave, resulting in a fine, persistent effervescence. With notes of bright golden yellow in color, this wine delivers an assertive bouquet with exotic fruit and spice aromas and a fresh, vivacious and highly polished palate. Enjoy with fresh fruits, fruit pies and tarts.
Caposaldo Sparkling Sweet Moscato(SRP14.99) the grapes grow on the cool hilltops of northern Italy’s Lombardy region, where the northern-lying Alps shield the low-yielding hillside vineyards from harsh weather and the 20-year-old Guyot-trained vines benefit from a superb blend of white marl and chalky soils. During harvest, the fruit is carefully handpicked. With notes of bright gold in color, this sweet wine delivers intense pear, peach and spice aromas and flavors, and fresh, vivacious bubbles. Enjoy with fruit pies and tarts, fruit cobblers or fresh strawberries, peaches or raspberries.
Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse  (SRP $23.99)is a reasonably priced white wine with a crisp, clean taste. With its subtle fruit flavors this wine can be enjoyed with rich holiday meals.
Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon (SRP$39.99) The grapes for the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon come from the finest vineyard sites in the best appellations of Napa Valley, including the Sequoia Grove Estate and Tonella Estate Vineyards in Rutherford, as well as select parcels from top growers, including Morisoli and Beckstoffer in Rutherford, Stagecoach in Atlas Peak, Lamoreaux in the Oak Knoll District and Healy in St. Helena. All fruit is hand sorted before undergoing a cold soak followed by inoculation with French yeast strains. Individual wines are fermented in small batches with daily pump-overs. The wine then undergoes malolactic fermentation in American oak barrels and is further aged in oak before bottling. Notes include deep ruby in color with intense aromas and flavors of blackberry, red and black cherries and currants interwoven with sweet spice, floral and mineral notes. The palate has a big, round, silky arc with smooth tannins, impeccable balance, and a long, flavorful finish. A versatile food wine, the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with any red meat on the grill, pork tenderloin, heavy cheeses and grilled vegetables.
The Seeker Malbec (SRP$ 13.99) these grapes were discovered at altitude in some of Mendoza’s best terroirs, including the Agrelo and Vistaflores subregions. Vineyards are planted at high density in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, starting above 975 meters (3,200 feet), where the altitude and poor soil result in lower yields and a cooler climate for balanced wines. Grapes are handpicked, destemmed and manually sorted, with only perfectly ripe fruit contributing to Winemaker Didier Debono’s luscious Malbec blend. Cold maceration takes place in stainless steel tanks at 6 to 8°C (43 to 46°F) for four to five days to extract aromatic precursors. Post-fermentation maceration lasts from 7 to 10 days, followed by malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in French oak, followed by a period in bottle before release. The notes are Aromas of fresh red fruit and spice dominate. On the palate, this wine is smooth and robust, with juicy, ripe black cherry flavors culminating in a lingering, spicy finish. Perfectly matched to cured or grilled meats, game, Cajun and Indian-style foods and tinkering with creations .

My Opinion: These can be giving as holiday gift to the wine or foodie. Since the holidays are all about celebrating these are perfect for the party to serve and the prices are very reasonable. The flavors are nice as well.

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours. 

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