Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Enjoy a glass of Volante Wine

A personal endorsement.....
If you like bold and you are looking for something special, give this wine a try.

At Harter House World Flavors, our Beverage Manager, Roxann, brought in a case of Volante Wine this week. She and I both enjoy the bold red wines, so I knew when she told me she liked it, that I would too.

I was very impressed. The bottle says, “This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is smooth- textured and rich with excellent structure and balance. It features harmonious aromas of spicy currant, black fruit, cedary oak and smoke. The elegant palate shows flavors of black cherry, bramble and cedar that segue nicely into a long focused finish with a good mix of oak complexities and supple tannins.” 13.9% by volume

I thought it was lovely. I definitely taste the toasty oak and black fruit flavors.

They only produced 510 cases of this 2005 vintage. Their website also says, “This wine is very approachable now and will cellar well.”
So now it’s a seven year old bottle.
In our higher priced wine cabinet we have two more Cabernet Sauvignon wines, both from Napa Valley as well. One is Sterling Vineyard Reserve, 2005, for $48.00. The other is a Beringer Private Reserve, 2004, for 90.00. This bottle of Volante is $18.99 and I’m wondering how comparable these 3 wines are.  Yah, it's that good!

I would definitely pair this wine with a thick cut Harter House steak. (which of course I did)


Harter House World Flavors
1500 E. Republic Road
Springfield, MO  65804