Posts Tagged ‘Finca La Linda’
Like a lot of other people this past Sunday night, we were glued to the TV set sayin’, “Man, she looks terrible!” or “Wow, she looks really great!” We were also wondering if James Cameron and Jon Landau’s 10 year project, “Avatar”, would runaway with all of the Oscar trophies. But just like so many other past Oscar nights, there was that dark horse in the bunch that surprised everyone. This year, it was a night to remember for the folks involved with the film “The Hurt Locker”, which won six Academy Awards including “Best Picture”.
As we watched “The Hurt Locker” put a hurtin’ on fellow nominees, we were putting a hurtin’ on a couple great bottles of wine!
The first of the evening was the 2009 Finca La Linda Torrontes bottled by Luigi Bosca. This wine was produced in Argentina and consists of 100% Torrontes grape. Torrontes is the wonderful and distinctively aromatic signature white grape of Argentina. If you’ve never tried a Torrontes before, this one will certainly make a great first impression on you! There’s a lot of interesting layers of flavors swirling around in this wine. It’s a bombshell of racy, crisp acidity, packed full of tropical flavors, that reminded me of a Pina Colada. The 2009 Finca La Linda Torrontes was a big winner and left us wanting more. Costing less than $10, it secures a lofty 4 star WineLife365 taste rating and also earned itself many repeat visits as the weather in our neck of the woods continues to warm up.
Next up was the 2006 La Corte Solyss Negroamaro. This red wine is from the South of Italy in the Puglia (Apulia) region. Negroamaro, also known as Negro amaro, is one of the most widely planted native red grapes grown in the Southern regions of Italy. It’s grown almost exclusively in Puglia (Apulia) and also in Salento, which is located at the “heel” of Italy. The Negroamaro grape and the winemakers in this region tend to allow these wines to express rustic, earthy, and natural tasting characteristics. This particular Old World red showcases some really interesting mineral, herbaceous and cherry twists that will undoubtedly make you question whether you’re a fan of it or not. We were fans of 2006 La Corte Solyss Negroamaro and give it 3 stars out of 4 on our taste scale. One final note on this wine – I paid $12 for it at a local retailer, but I’ve seen it as high as $25 online. I’m not sure whether or not I’d be willing to fork over 25 bones for it, but if you can find it for less than $20, it’s certainly worth a shot!
With the 2010 Oscars behind us, I can’t say that there were many moments that will replay in my mind for any length of time. However, I did find some winners that will have repeat performances in my glass.