Wine for the Weekend: Saved 2011 $20


Ixel Balamke’s Wine Notes


Color – Dark Ruby

Aroma – Big Fruit with hints of vanilla

Initial Taste –  Big red currants with notes of olives

Finish – Red currants with flourishes of vanilla, caramel, and coffee.  Soft rounded and balanced tannins.

Price $20

A lovely wine at a good price.  The wine is 31% Zinfandel, 23% Carignane, 12% Petite Sirah, 11% Malbec, 10% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 2% Mixed Blacks, 1% Ruby Cabernet, and 1% Syrah.

Ixel Balamke

Ixel Balamke was one of the two founding members of Sekhet-Bast-Ra in Oklahoma City. Currently living in the Twin Cities, she is currently the LBM of Leaping Laughter Lodge. She also is a Meanad and lover of fine wines. Her life long partner Hunahpu and she are well known for their Wine Tastings at NOTOCON. Together they have a small wine cellar that currently holds over 300 bottles.

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