Monday, October 10, 2011
Fulkerson, 2008, Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes, NY Price: $14 per bottle This a good full body wine, that is a dark ruby red color. The nose has an earthy scent. The taste was also earthy with a small amount of tannins. The was a little fruit that came through. I like this wine, but I enjoy most Cab Francs in general. In my opinion Cab Francs are the best red varietal in the Finger Lakes region . Fulkerson was a good winery to visit, I am looking forward to going back.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Chateau Ste Michelle, 2007, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, Washington Price –$12.99 per bottle Dark ruby red, with a wonderful blackberry nose. The blackberry also came across as the dominate trait on the palette. There was also some mild tannins and alcohol on the after taste. We had this with a strip steak on the barbeque grill, along with broccoli, roasted potatoes and kohlrabi. The steak neutralized the tannins and alcohol, making this a good pairing. I wish we picked up some dark chocolate for after dinner. This wine would go well chocolate. Now that the summer has ended we will be looking for more full bodied red wines like this one. We would repurchase.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
La Ferme De Suzon, Cotes Du Rhone, 2009, France Price: $8.99 a bottle Red color, translucent . Light nose. Medium body wine nice taste with some tannins on the finish. Not fruity like California wine, but I can't put my finger on the flavors that I am picking up, but they are enjoyable. We had this with Salmon, Brussel Sprouts and sweet potatoes. The Cotes Du Rhone went well with this meal. It would go well with many different meals. My second glass I spent sipping it, trying the discern the different tastes.