Saturday, March 7, 2009
March 6 GreatAmerican Tasting
Jared our wine establishment owner treated us first to a 2006 Archery Summit Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Excellent pinot with flavors of black cherry, well balanced vanilla and a hint of plum. A very smooth long finish. This one will be in the cellar for special consumption. The second was a d Arenberg 2004 Love Grass Shiraz which was also very good. Flavors of cherry, licorice, slight oak and plum. Another very good wine and enjoyed by the whole group. Daren decided we needed a 3rd bottle a 2006 Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County. Blackberry/cherry with a strong vanilla flavor (and smell but I like vanilla). I also tasted a smokey oak flavor. Hopefully the group stayed sober as they headed on a team outing to the casino (knowing this group most were blind drunk at the end of the night).