Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Wow what a Chardonnay. When I first opened the bottle and poured 2 glasses the aroma of apple was monster. Very crisp with flavors of apple, pear, a hint of oak/spice and buttery. My guest was more of a sweet wine fan but enjoyed this wine and went out and purchased 2 more. I will always keep this Chardonnay on hand as it tastes like a 25.00 bottle but sells for 11.99.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Holiday weekend and what better to celebrate with a few glasses of wine. Started off with a Beringer 2005 California Cabernet Sauvignon. Full bodied, dark cherry/raspberry, oak and vanilla. Enjoyed with beef off the grill. The second wine was a 2007 Pinot Noir from Meridian. Cherry and strawberry notes this smooth inexpensive wine. Guess I'll need to open a Chardonnay to round out the weekend.
Darren had the female wine theme going this evening with Seven Daughters Wine Makers Blend Red from California and Mad Houswife (which his wife was a couple weeks ago after too much wine) 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon. The Seven Daughters is a blend of 50% Merlot, 17% both Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, 11% Zinfandel, 2% of Syrah and Carignane and finally 1% Sangiovese. Definate dark berry flavor at first with just the right hint of vanilla. Silky smooth and preferred as the nights favorite. The Mad Housewife Cabernet was also a smooth wine with cherry flavor in the beginning and what tasted like plum towards the finish. The longer we drank it one in the group said its not a fruit flavor at the end but something else. In research it might be the mocha which makes sense. Both excellent selections once again this week.
Friday, May 15, 2009
After a 2 week absence I am back. My turn this evening and we started with a Conquista 2008 Malbec from Argentina. Soft plum and spice were the main flavors with a slight vanilla accent at the end. After research I found their 2005 was award winning. The second wine was a 2006 Red Truck Pinot Noir from California. Cherry and spice make up this smooth wine which is medium bodied. One of my standbys used to entertain, the group favored this wine. A 3rd wine showed up unexpectedly which was a 2003 Argyle Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Cherry, spice, raspberry and a hint of chocolate were the key characters in this wine.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Excellent smooth wine. This is my second bottle. Cherry both in flavor and smell, and cola at the end with a hint of spice. The 2008 is now a new release but I have not found it yet. If its as good as the 2007 buy a case because it doesn't last long in wine stores. I drank the 2007 young and aged and both were identical.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Excellent bottle of wine. First poured into the glass a big cherry aroma followed by a hint of spice. Excellent flavor of cherry and spice. More bodied than the cuvee I've had from Castle Rock and I actually like the 2007 Central Coast better. Better keep this one on hand.