Wine Tasting October 30 ’10

In case you haven’t been in lately, we have replenished our stock of Pleasant Valley cheeses and Theo’s chocolate bars, and have a nice selection of both. Also,  Pat and Janice have a new batch of Truffles this weekend (a steal at $1 each!), and will be taking orders for Thanksgiving!

Truffle flavors: Pumpkin Spice and Cointreau Walnut, both dipped in Deep Dark Chocolate…you KNOW how good they are gonna be, don’t you?…!!!

We had some great wines last weekend. Sold most of our little stash of our lead-off white, the Mark Ryan chardonnay which was entirely satisfying. Our old favorite the Santa Digna carmenere was still a crowd-pleaser, and I never tire of telling the story of the grape’s rediscovery in Chile after it was thought extinct for a century or so.

The new Can Blau was showing very well, especially when warmed up a bit under the hot water tap. I often find myself doing that around here, because we’re in that time of year when Room Temperature hovers around 62, and that is just too cold for a nice red wine. So go ahead and warm it up; it makes a huge difference in flavor, aromatics, and mouthfeel. As for the Numanthia Termes, all agreed there was a lot of There there, if you know what I mean…they don’t make “small” wines!

Been out late to a seminar tonight, so this will be short. Hope to see you all this weekend. Costumes welcome!

SA Prum Essence Riesling 06 Germany $10
Pale gold color, aromatic with scents of apricot and peach and flavors of fresh fruit perfectly balanced by a racy acidity and mineral character.

Leese-Fitch Cabernet 09 California $10
Deep ruby in color, the nose has notes of black cherry, root beer syrup, and cedar. The 2009 vintage of Leese-Fitch Cabernet has flavors of rich berry cobbler, cappuccino, chocolate covered mints, currants & fig cake. It finishes with toasted marshmallows and dried blueberries.

Cougar Crest Dedication 4 07 Washington $19
44% Syrah, 32% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.  Luch, ripe plums, red currants, black cherries, and a hint of dried roses and herbs on the nose are balanced by acidity and tannins that are smooth and graceful, not overbearing.  Rich on the palate and long on the finish,

Goose Ridge Vireo 06 Washington $20 WS93pts
Firm, rich and distinctive for the black olive and roasted meat overtones that swirl around the red berry and cherry flavors, persisting impressively on the long, expressive finish. Stylish and focused, this has miles to go. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot

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