Blason 2009 Malvasia & 2009 Franconia

by  |  03-10-2011

It’s always fun to take a chance on unfamiliar wines. Sometimes you get burned and other times you find something fantastic. It was something from a bit of both sides in these two Blason wines we recently picked up for $7 a bottle at K&L wines. In California, wine for that price is of itself notable, but what drew us to these two wines is that they are from one of those wineries that, while officially Italian, is also sorta Slovenian as well. Blason is in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy, right up at the border of Slovenia. They’re in Gradisca d’Isonzo, by Gorizia and just south of Goriška Brda in Slovenia which is home to Kabaj Morel whom we’ve tasted previously. It’s wonderful wine region and this was part of the reason we picked up these two bottles as we figured the worst case scenario is that they […]
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