#WineWednesday is one of my favorite blog posts.
My husband and I review a bottle of wine, that we've bought, solely on the uniqueness, strangeness or coolness of the label - and nothing else.
This month's bottle may help you celebrate St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
I have to give my husband full credit for this bottle. He found it in a liquor store in Saratoga, NY and it's by far our best bottle yet. It's from Coppola Family Wines - yes that Coppola Family - and we've been lucky enough to visit their beautiful vineyard in California. One of the best parts is when you walk into the main house there is a long, sweeping, Gone With The Wind type, staircase and at the top is the actual car, bullet holes and all, that Sonny Carleone was shot in, in the Godfather movie. This was a few years ago, and I hear it has since been auctioned off. But it was very cool to see.
But I digress. Without further ado... VENDETTA
The bottle is wrapped in paper and is actually ripped, on the front and back, from the bullet hole. When you visit the website, it gets even more fun. You have to knock three times, like an old Speak Easy and then they send you the password to enter.
From the website: The story of Vendetta begins with a secret. A whisper. A knock on a hidden door. You’ll have to find out where it ends yourself. Vendetta isn’t an ordinary wine, but this ain’t your regular juice joint. A full-bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, Vendetta was forged in the back rooms and secret alleyways of a bygone era. Don’t talk about it. (drink it.) Concentrated yet elegant, it's a wine you can't refuse.
We had this wine with homemade Chicken Parmagina, salad and garlic bread. It's a deep, dark red and a tad dry, but it went down smooth. I thought it had a bit of a spicy after taste which I loved. My husband is a Cab and Malbec fan so we both enjoyed this wine and will definitely buy it again. It was one of our more expensive wines at $24.99 -our usually budget is $10-$12 or our beloved box of wine that sits in the refrigerator - but since we've had Coppola wines before and always found them very, very good, we'll have no trouble spending it for special occasions.
If at any time Vendetta ends up on your dinner table, I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!! SALUTE!