14 Dec 2011, 5:14pm
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More Lovely Wines for Making Merry

Colorado Warmth: Talon’s Aquila Dessert Wine

I had so much interest in my Favorite Reasonably-Priced Wines for the Holidays story that I decided to post another piece about newly-discovered sips. I’m savoring a delicious Merlot Port from St. Kathryn Cellars and an Aquila Dessert wine from Talon Winery with a creamy Stilton as I write this. I’m fearful this combo will turn into my latest après-ski or after dinner nibble during these cold Colorado days and evenings. (Oh dear, that Dukan Diet is already looming. Thankfully I’ll be out on the slopes on a regular basis from now on.)

These truly delicious nectars also make great gifts. Order them by calling 877-858-6330. They’re Colorado wines, from Palisade, so they’ll ship anywhere within the state and also to seventeen other states around the U.S. Note that the Talon Aquila Dessert wine resembles Port, sweet with a nice spice. The St. Kathryn Merlot Port, also delightfully cloying and mellow, tastes more fruit forward. Yum, I’m licking my lips as I write this—I just might bypass eggnog entirely this year.

Unexpected Goodness with Un4seen

I’ve also come across two reasonably-priced wines interesting enough to hold up to holiday entertaining and gift giving. Have you heard of un4seen Wines? I hadn’t, so was thrilled to try the un4seen white and the un4seen red, both California wines and blends of four grapes not traditionally combined. In the white, Chardonnay, Moscato, Semillon and Viognier come together to produce an aromatic wine capped off with lovely perfume-y notes. For the red, Zinfandel, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot meld together to produce a unique wine that possesses unforeseen layers of complexity and flavor. All this for only about $10./bottle!

Take a Trip

Glenn Foster, owner and winemaker of Talon Winery, Talon Wine Brands, Meadery of the Rockies and St. Kathryn Cellars seems to have quite the tasting room in Palisade, Colorado. I haven’t been there myself although I did enjoy checking out Palisade this summer and look forward to going back for a more wine-oriented visit through Colorado’s wine country soon. I’m sure it makes for a fun side trip in the winter where you can enjoy temperatures about twenty to thirty degrees warmer than in the mountains in this Grand Valley region of Colorado. Glenn offers fifty wines to taste in his St. Kathryn’s Cellars tasting room, so you’re likely to find something there to suit your fancy. Visit Palisade Tourism and the Palisade Chamber of Commerce for more information on this delightful part of Colorado.

 
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