Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday GreatAmerican Wino Tasting 2/13/09

Brook to thank for this evenings wines. We started with Sebeka 2006 Shiraz Pinotage Cape Blend from South Africa. 60% Shiraz 40% Pinotage the wine had flavors of Blackberry, Dark Cherry & Spice of the Shiraz and Red Berry of the Pinotage. Some coments included "earthy" and another said this would be a good wine to pair with a pasta/cream cheese dish. A different taste but very good. The 2nd was a Banrock Station 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon South Eastern Australia. Soft plum and cherry along with an oak finish. Very smooth for a Cab almost light bodied. Again an excellent choice. Somehow a 3rd bottle appeared (bad week perhaps) a 2006 Elk Cove Pinot Gris Willamette Valley Oregon. A crisp refreshing white wine with hints of pineapple, citris, grapefruit. Thanks wine ghost for the extra tasting tonight.

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