Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Wine Tasting: Recent Reds

Memorial Day Weekend we headed for Union Pier in Michigan, one of our favorite family destinations. Along the way, we stopped at an Indiana winery to finally get our first taste of Indiana wine. It was not to be, however, as the winery made wine from Michigan and California grapes. Oh well.

Lazy Bones Cabernet Franc

After unpacking and settling in at the cottage, it was time to unwind with some wine. We had stopped at Trader Joe's along the way and Laima picked up a few bottles of the Lazy Bones 2011 Paso Robles Cabernet Franc. We had this before dinner and with a pizza (broccoli and onions for me) and for me this was better with the food. The wine has some black cherry on the nose, with smoky plum and black pepper flavors, a decent mouthfeel, and a plush finish. (Retail $6.99 at our TJ's)

Other recent reds:

Estancia Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 Estancia Winery Paso Robles Keyes Canyon Ranches Cabernet Sauvignon: Opaque inky purple color, black cherry and plum aromas, dark berry and cocoa flavors, a bit of tannin, medium finish.

Guenoc Victorian Claret

Langtry Estate and Vineyards Guenoc 2010 North Coast Victorian Claret: light ruby in color, dusty pomegranate and red berry aromas, started off very dusty tasting as well, dark chocolate cherry flavors, slight tannins, medium body and finish.

HRM Rex Goliath Giant 47 Pound Rooster Free Range Red

HRM Rex Goliath Giant 47 Pound Rooster Free Range Red: Deep purplish red, cocoa and dark cherry aromas, earthy plum and bright red berry flavors, round mouthfeel, smooth finish.

 Gnarly Head 2011 Old Vine Zin

Gnarly Head 2011 Old Vine Zin: Nice garnet color, soil and dark berry aromas, earthy plum taste, nice round mouthfeel with a peppery tang on lingering finish. We are loving Old Vine Zinfandels at the moment.

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