As I mentioned earlier, there will be no Wednesday Wine Tasting. But what would Wednesday be without a little wine!?? Without giving away too much (we have such exciting news coming up!!!), we had some guests in this morning, so Greg pulled out a sample we received from Australia. A little 10:30AM wine never hurt anyone.
Today's Tipple: James Estate 2009 Cabernet Merlot
Appellation: Baerami, NSW Australia
Here's my humble (untrained) attempt at tasting notes:
Appearance: Dull, dark purpley mauve
Nose: Dark red fruits; plum, currants, a little peppery spice
Palate: Austere and astringent, with dark fruit and currant flavors. Hints of cherry, but overall unbalaced due to acidity.
How'd I do?
To tell you the truth both Greg and I found this wine to be a bit biting, but one of our guests really enjoyed it. I guess it just further proves, to each his own....wine! My guess it's higher on the Cabernet side due to the dark flavors and spice. Personally, I prefer the fruit forward jammy wines.
Since there is no WWT this evening (as it already occured this morning- love working in wine!) I will head down to the races, in the rain, in search of a good vino. Tonight's theme of Wines in the Valley is France. Pretty sure I won't find any jammy wines there. Or perhaps I'll be surprised. See ya in Happy Valley!