Saturday, June 13, 2009
Old Pat's turn this evening and 2 full bodied wines were offered. We started with the 2005 Castle Rock Petite Syrah from the Russian River Valley. Spicy, cherry plum and blackberry would be how I describe this wine. Seems this would be good with a rack of bbq ribs. The second wine was a Yellow Tail 2008 Shiraz. Hints of cherry and strawberry and that familiar spicy finish of a shiraz. Very good choices this evening.
Brett dipped into his wine club stash for this weeks selections. We started with a 2005 Slide Mountain Cabernet. Nice easy drinking wine with a gentle fruit flavor at the start and a slight pepper finish. Smooth cabernet. Wine 2 was a Sierra Almiron 2008 which was a blend of 90% Malbec and 10% Syrah. At the start of the wine you get the plum and cherry of the malbec and a spicy/pepper flavor of the syrah at the finish. Malbecs and Syrahs are becoming very popular.
Amy's turn this evening and we start with an XWinery 2005 Cabernet. Big dark fruit flavor at the start, cherry in the middle and and a minty finish. Nice wine to pair with a steak or drink alone. The second wine was a Chocolate Lab desert wine. Great after dinner drink or sipper with a big chocolate taste. I commented it tasted like a liquid tootsie pop. Very good wines again.