Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wines, wines, wines...

Here is the list of wines poured at the very secret tasting I attended on Sunday. Talk about a 'host with the most'! I was amazed at how few of these wines I actually drank that day, but I did leave early to meet JD for dinner.

2007 Yalumba Viognier - Didn't taste it
2007 Four Vines Naked Chardonnay - Didn't taste it on Sunday, but have had it before. I like the temerity of Four Vines!
2007 Burge Family Semillon - Beautiful, soft fruit, creamy finish.
2008 Mollydooker “The Violinist” Verdelho - already raved about this yesterday. Did you know that 'mollydooker' is the Aussie term for a left-handed person? Oh those quaint and colorful Aussies!

2005 Robert Biale Grande Vineyard Zinfandel - Didn't taste it
2005 Robert Biale Party Line Zinfandel - Didn't taste it
2005 Burge Family Clochemerle - Loved this! A nicely balanced GSM, full of dark fruit with a velvety texture. Primary taste is the Syrah - lovely.
2005 Carlisle Dry Creek Valley Syrah - Didn't taste it
2005 Carlisle Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel - Didn't taste it
2005 D’Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz - Didn't taste it, but I've had it before. Dee-lish!
2005 Failla Phoenix Ranch Syrah [Turley’s winemaker’s own label] - This is what I liked, but forgot to write down the name.
2005 First Drop “Fat of the Land” Shiraz - Didn't taste it
2005 Glaymond “Distance” Shiraz - Didn't taste it
2005 Maloy O’Neill “Lexicon” - An interesting red blend: 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Pinot Noir, 14% Syrah, 14% Sangiovese, 7% Lagrein - I loved it, and it was a great match to the nicely spiced food offerings.
2005 Outpost Petite Sirah - Didn't taste it
2005 Turley Library Vineyard Petite Syrah [don’t blame me, this is how they spell it] - Lovely. I think I raved about this yesterday, too.
2005 Turley Moore “Earthquake” Vineyard Zinfandel - Didn't taste it
2005 Turley Pesenti Grenache - Didn't taste it
2006 Ancient Peaks Malbec - Didn't taste it

So, I missed a number of wines I would love to taste one of these days. Perhaps the gracious, but mysterious host will invite me back some day!


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