Sunday, February 3, 2008

Wine and Licorice


I am going to stray from my tastings at Sun Fest. Friday night my neighbor Kathy came over for a glass of wine. It was a long and busy week and a glass of wine was need. Red was the color for the evening. I wanted Kathy to select the wine for the "session" so I waited until she arrived with complete with umbrella and PJ's. In my neighborhood, we drink in our PJ's, one less thing to do when returning home.

There was a bottle of Chappellet with a beautiful label. We decided to open this bottle. It was a 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 7, Napa Valley. We poured a taste and neither one of us liked it. It had a high alcohol content and you couldn't taste flavors. We put the cork back in the bottle and made another selection. We never waste wine in our home. The Chappellet was used on Saturday in the Tomato Sauce my husband made. It was very tasty!

The selection of the evening was a Dover Canyon Winery 2003 Zinfandel. This wine was amazing! Soft tannins with a licorice finish. I don't like licorice but was amazed at the strong finish and it was quite good. Even if you don't like licorice, you will like this wine. We really enjoyed this bottle!!!

The picture above is the mascot of Dover Canyon Winery.

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