F inally a tasting that befits me. $5 and the wines are all $7.99 or $8.99. I did take a few of the Bubo’s home. I thought the label looked familiar. Mrs. Dan had bought a bottle of it sometime last year and I was too lazy to review it.
I liked them all. My favorites were the Zin, which again is a 2014. It had some spicy notes. Nice body. A beefy wine. The HandCraft Cab was very nice. Some cherry notes. Nice full body. And the HandCraft Petite Sirah is one of the better $8.99 Petite Sirahs I’ve ever had.
So, I bought bottles of the Zin and the Cab. I will be reviewing them this time.
Once again John did a great job on the nibbles. The Bacon Cheddar cheese was killer.
While looking for wine descriptions on their websites I found “Bubo is the Latin word for ‘owl’ and the name of the goddess Athena’s magical owl. Throughout history owls have been regarded with fascination and associated with prosperity, good fortune, and a natural method of controlling pests. Owls that inhabit vineyards where grapes are grown are treasured because of their role as long-term stewards of the land.”
That explains the owls on the labels. I think those labels would make some cool posters.
Where: Vineyard Wine Market (map), 4414 Evans to Lock Road, Evans, GA. (706) 922-9463
When: Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, 4:30-6:30PM. Saturday, Sept. 3 2015, 3 to 6 pm.
Here are the wines to be presented (click to see more):
- Bubo Pinot Grigio 2014
- Bubo Pinot Noir 2013
- Bubo Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
- Bubo Old Vine Zinfandel 2014
- HandCraft Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
- HandCraft Petite Sirah 2013
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Here are the detailed wine notes:
Bubo Pinot Grigio 2014 | Lodi, California
This Pinot Grigio has bright, crisp fruit aromas, layered with flavors of ripe pear, honeysuckle and green apple. Enjoy with Mediterranean, Latin and Asian cuisine. Website
Bubo Pinot Noir 2013 | California
This juicy Pinot Noir has aromas of red cherries and brown spice followed by flavors of strawberries and licorice. Enjoy this medium-bodied wine with light dishes such as poultry and pork. Website
Bubo Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 | California
This Cabernet Sauvignon has juicy hints of blackberry and plum with flavors of black cherry, followed by a hint of toasted oak. Enjoy this medium-bodied wine with your favorite steak or pasta dish. Website
Bubo Old Vine Zinfandel 2014 | California
This Old Vine Zinfandel is made from vineyards in California. Rich aromas and flavors of plum, blackberry, pepper and chocolate are balanced by oak influences. This luscious combination of aromas and flavors culminate with a spicy finish characteristic of great Old Vine Zinfandels. Website
HandCraft Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 | California
Robust aromas of black cherry, black peppercorn and violet greet your nose. The layers of flavor that follow are nothing short of fantastic with hints of black fruit compote, clove, spice and black currant. This full bodied wine is rich and robust with bold tannins that lead to a long and generous finish. Website
HandCraft Petite Sirah 2013 | California
HandCraft Petite Sirah exhibits aromas of ripe plum, blueberries and mocha, followed by flavors of blueberry compote, plum, cocoa and vanilla. This full-bodied wine has an elegant tannin structure and balanced acidity that leads to a long finish. This big wine is anything but “petite.” Website