Ritual Casablanca Valley Chardonnay
With hints of apple, peach, citrus, oak and vanilla this soft and smooth wine is great for those who love a good chardonnay.
The Flavor Profile
This Ritual Chardonnay from the Veramonte winery in Chile has a combination of apple, hazelnut, quince, oak and vanilla that create a well balanced rich and creamy white wine. With the perfect tangy acidity to refresh your palate, you will find it hard to put your glass down.
This white wine pairs well with any recipe for chicken, halibut, tilapia, nuts, pork and pasta.
The Good Stuff
This red blend is a great priced wine for any sweet wine drinkers.
This red has low acidity, full body and a short silky finish. Light tannins balance the dark color of the wine and the mouthfeel.
The Bad Stuff
“Tannins almost non existent. It wasn’t bad but neither was it good. Not my style.” – Paul
Many people who don’t prefer sweet wines say that this is a super sweet wine. This could be bad or good depending on your taste in wines.
Poppy the Wine Critic
I don’t usually like red wines but I have to admit that I loved this mix of several red wines. The bouquet of blends was perfect. We had it at our Christmas meal with Raviolis and my son-in-law and I finished the bottle ourselves. It was the perfect complement wine to pasta and sauce. It made our Christmas Day meal wonderful.
I love this wine. It’s such a smooth and full bodied wine that pairs with almost anything. It has a strong dark cherry flavor up front and leaves a nice peppery finish. It’s a blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon which has been perfected to highlight the best notes of each of those varietals. The nice lush mouthfeel of a merlot, that rich spice of cabernet, the full dark fruit of zinfandel, and the medium fruit of syrah that makes it a deliciously complex wine. My favorite pairing with this wine is a red meat dish with a very savory flavor like beef stroganoff and some asparagus (just cooked with olive oil and you can dip it in your stroganoff sauce), or Coq au Vin with egg noodles and a winter greens salad with red wine vinaigrette.