In this episode of IntoWineTV, host Lisa Kolenda and wine experts Bartholomew Broadbent, Loren Sonkin, and Edward Ruiz convene at one of San Francisco's finest restaurants, Incanto, to taste and discuss wines made by celebrities.
Theme: Celebrity Wines
Wine: 2007 No. 99 Cabernet Merlot, Wayne Gretzky Estates ($22)
Region: VQA Niagara Peninsula, Canada
Alcohol content: 13%
Varietals: 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 17% Merlot
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Wine Notes: This Meritage blend reflects the warm 2007 vintage, showing ripe cabernet and merlot fruit well balanced by toasty oak and supple tannins. Rich plum, black current, and cinnamon spice flavours combine in an approachable wine well suited to all occasions. Drinking well now, and will evolve further in bottle over the next 4-6 years.
Bartholomew Broadbent, CEO of Broadbent Selections. Bartholomew was named as one of the "fifty most influential people in the wine world" by Decanter Magazine. He is also widely considered to be one of the world's foremost authorities on Port and Madeira. Learn more about Bartholomew Broadbent.
Edward Ruiz, Wine Director at San Francisco's Incanto Restaurant.
Location: Incanto Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, Situated in the heart of one of San Francisco's most charming residential neighborhoods, Incanto's rustic Italian setting, with its handcrafted stone, antique brick and woodwork, 16th century Latin parchments, and private dining room dedicated to poet Dante Alighieri, provides a uniquely warm and inviting dining environment.
Incanto's daily-changing menu honors old-world traditions including house-cured meats, unusual regional pastas, fresh local seafood and a commitment to sustainably grown and harvested produce. Incanto's award-winning wine program features one of the most diverse Italian wine lists in the United States and an ever-changing lineup of more than twenty wines by the glass, half-glass, half-liter, and flight.