Sunday, November 2, 2008

College Visit and RAO Wines

Last week Rachael from Stew Leonard's sent me a note inviting me to a wine tasting on Saturday at Stew Leonard's in Yonkers. I am normally not down that way but this Saturday I went to Manhattan College on a site visit for my son who is a Junior in high school. Knowing I would be close, if we got out of the orientation in time, I would stop by.

Timing is everything. The tour ended just in time for lunch. So we headed to Stew Leonard's to grab something to eat and visit their liquor store.

We entered the liquor store and was roaming around when someone came up to see if we needed assistance and to inform us of the wine tasting. Funny thing..it was Rachael. We chatted, looked around then Paul and I went over and did some tasting.

We tasted Rao's Chardonnay, 2006 Merlot and 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon. The Chardonnay was nice. Had an oaky slightly butter finish. Just like I like them . We found the 2006 Merlot with lots of tannins and nice cherry aroma. I feel this will be good if it sits for a year. The Cab was nice and smooth. Actually silky smooth. This is a drink now wine.

Every where you go, every liquor store is different. I found that Stew Leonards had a nice selection of South Africian and South America Sauvignon Blancs. I did purchase 3 Sauvignon Blancs in various price ranges from...$6.99 to $12.99. We shall see what they taste like....
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