Saturday’s tasting and food event featured some good wines and some fabulous foods. Unfortunately since all of the food was meat or seafood related I can’t comment on it, but it did smell quite good.
We had 5 wines for tasting, 1 white and 4 reds. The white was a Dry Creek Vineyard Fume Blanc that was very aromatic and crisp, great citrus notes and a mineral finish. The first red up for tasting was the Black and White 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon from Topanga Vineyards. Sourced from Napa Valley this wine contains 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and 2% Petite Verdot. It was very dark in color, lots of dark fruit flavors with a full and soft mouthfeel. Next up was 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon from X Winery which I have had the 2003 vintage of. This 2004 was full of cherry and plum, with a medium body and a dry finish. Third on the red list was the 2003 Arbios Cabernet Sauvignon which I have also had before. Arbios did not disappoint and was quite good once again. This bottle showed a lot of cassis, leather and toasted pine nuts with a very long fruit laden finish. Last but not least was the Dry Creek Vineyard 2003 Meritage which was a mix of primarily Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot rounding out the blend. This was my favorite of the day and the one that I took home with me. Great black cherry, chocolate powder and black currant lead to a great full bodied wine that finished long and smooth.
WBC #2 has been announced by Tim at Winecast and is the book Noble Rot: A Bordeaux Wine Revolution by William Echikson. This is the second in the line of Wine Book Club meetings that is the brain child of Dr Debs at Good Wine Under 20 Dollars. The meeting date for WBC #2 is April 29th.