Hello from Escazu, Costa Rica about 20 minutes up in the mountains outside of San Jose and wanted to tell you about a wonderful, quaint wine shop called “BI Wine Selection” I came across yesterday.
With a nice selection of wines from Argentina, Chile, Spain, Italy and France I felt right at home, greeted by the friendly smiling staff of Nurys, Daliya and Jairo who immediately offered me assistance, asking if I would like to try some wines; NOW YOU’RE TALKIN! 🙂
The first of the two wines I tasted was a 2007 Limited Novas Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon- Carmenere Blend made from Organic grapes and was one of the best Chilean wines I have ever had. With a contemplative, concentrated nose of sweet perfume, faint green pepper and orange zest, this medium bodied wine on the palate offers a rich spectrum of dark fruit, balanced fresh soil with balanced acidity. 🙂
With a wonderful start, I was treated by Nurys, Daliya and Jairo to another scrumptious wine, a 2007 Agriverde Riseis Montepulciano D ‘ Abruzzo. Old World and Rich, this Italian red offers a bouquet of leather and rustic earth while lending a pleasant tartness, flavors of cranberry, baked cherry pie and toasted vanilla on the palate. A little heavy on the tannin, but with age and paired with a hearty Italian meal, this wine will be perfect!
After being treated like a dear friend even though I was stranger, I thanked my gracious hosts and went about my way off into the soothing sunshine smiling both on the inside and out, realizing I had stumbled across a perfect moment in time and a fabulous wine shop. Please visit BI Wine Selection at http://biwineselection.com/.