NHL Blackhawk Greats

While doing one of my weekly walkthroughs at Binny's South Loop I discovered the NHL Alumni Signature Wine Series on sale.  Two Chicago Blackhawk greats, Tony Esposito and Bobby Hull, are being featured on these charity label wines created by Ironstone Vineyards.  Ironstone is known for making decent well priced wines in the Sierra Foothills.  The NHL wines are normally going for about $15/bottle and Binny's has a price drop to $5.99/bottle!  These wines, the Esposito Cabernet and Hull Chardonnay, are great bottles for an everyday wine- any meal, simple sipping, or for company.  Stock up and enjoy!

(Images courtesy of Ironstone Vineyards)

Tasting notes for Tony Esposito Cab: This bright red is a bit lighter than most Cabs.  It has toasty aromas and the darker fruits and oak come through on the taste.  The tannins have a light grip and the finish is short, but it is a decent wine- especially for the price- WG 81.  Just had some with a pasta bake my wife made.  Yum.

Tasting notes for Bobby Hull Chard: A light golden hue along with oak and apple scents are appealing.  It is a bit creamy on the palate and gives tastes of pears, citrus, and mineral- WG 82.  The crisp acidity made this a great pairing with the avocado salad I made with lunch.