söndag 29 juli 2012
Första sniffen ger härliga röda bär. I munnen känns det först lite tunnt och väl syrligt. Men som så ofta med bourgogne-viner, efter några minuter i glaset så öppnar sig vinet på ett fantastiskt sätt. De röda bären, både hallon och jordgubbar, balanserar nu helt plötsligt syrligheten på ett utmärkt sätt, och eftersmaken är lång och synnerligen njutbar. Nu känner jag mig som hemma!
måndag 23 juli 2012
OK, now you are hopefully curious to know what I actually bought at Total Wine. After several visits I decided on some bottles from a favorite supplier, J. Lohr. I found half bottles of 2010 Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon, that can easily be slipped into the suitcase. I also found a rare bottle of 2009 Carol's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, which I have heard good things about. It comes from northern Napa, in the St Helena area. Staying in Napa, the next investment was a new find that looked interesting, 2007 White Cottage Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Risa, from Howell Mountain. It has received great reviews on Cellartracker, so I look forward to trying it. An even bigger investment was 2006 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon from Spring Mountain. This wine has an excellent reputation as high quality, long-lived Napa Cab, so the plan is to forget it in the cellar for quite a few years. To round out the American collection, I also picked an Oregon wine, 2009 Argyle Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, which I have heard good things about. All wines made it home safely to Sweden, without having to pay overweight.
onsdag 4 juli 2012
This is a dark wine (in color I mean) dominated by dark fruit such as blackcurrants and plums. This is complemented with a bit of lead pencil and some earthy flavors. In the mouth it is well balanced with smooth tannins and a long finish. This is a rather sophisticated wine, which goes very well with food. In a blind tasting I would probably have guessed France, not Washington State. I will definitely be looking for this wine again.