Results From The Cincinnati International Wine Festival

This year’s Cincinnati International Wine Festival offered 800 different wines. About 400 were submitted for judging; 112 of those received medals. The Spicy Olive currently stocks 13 medal winners:

Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay
Matua Sauvignon Blanc
Red Schooner “Voyage 5” Malbec
Darioush Caravan Cabernet Sauvignon
Emmolo Merlot
Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc
Ferrari-Carano Siena Red Blend
Sterling Sparkling Blanc de Blancs
59 Prime Cabernet Sauvignon
Brady Petite Sirah
Faust Cabernet Sauvignon
Imagery Pinot Noir
Intrinsic Red Blend

In addition, I enjoyed the following non-medal winners I had the opportunity to taste at the Trade event Friday afternoon: Revelry Aerials; Crocus Cahors; Alto Limay Pinot Noir; Flowers Pinot Noir; Thorn; Cuttings; Borne of Fire Cabernet; Larkspur Pinot Noir; Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Pinot Noir; La Grande Cote Petite Cote; Ch. Kamnik Temjanika; and Ch. Kamnik Vranec. Many of these are or will soon be available at The Spicy Olive.

As always, we are happy to special order any medal or non-medal winners for your cellar or for daily enjoyment.

Chris Hensey
Sommelier CMS
The Spicy Olive