Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Dedicated to Bob Betz, MW.
This picture was taken in the freezer (I wasn't in the frezer - the wine was) and I don't care what anyone says - you can freeze wine if you don't finish it and its still good! I put it in a pan of boiling water to thaw it and the only negative effect was tartrate crystals at the bottom of my glass that must have precipitated out when it got cold.
I drank half this half bottle last week and loved it but had to go to bed early, so I stuck it in the freezer. And last night, I drank the other half and it was delicious! Cold for sure!! And uber-fresh.
It was still richly textured and had great red berry fruit. Totally clean and fantabulous, and ZERO oxidation.
You can get the Querceto di Castellina, Chianti Classico, 2005 for $13 in half bottles at Venokado.
Also available for $47 at 750ml in Pasadena. The self professed best looking man in the wine business besides Eduardo at Grace is Bill Fernandez, 750ml's sommelier, who also recommends this wine.
Like an alcoholic drink in the form of an Eggo waffle. Just reheat. Lego my Chianti!