Monday, March 9, 2009
A toast to Omar Sharif.
Les Pensees de Pallus, Chinon, 2006.
Like Doctor Zhivago it just won't end. Our love affair with Cabernet Franc.
I think we've purchased every CF available for sale in the state of CA. This baby is not the subtle minerally lean style, but a lush soft and pretty feminine little wine. I like both styles, but this one definitely smacks of extended maceration on the skins, I mean how else does one get that nice color, and it's not to be enchanted.
And, as an aside, I'm really not one to comment on color as it seems of little value except when possibly trying to identify blind. And I think I said this one was Sangiovese. Of course. I better start tasting more or the practical portion of this MW exam is going to kick my arse.
Word on the street is the barrels for elevage are 1 year old barrels purchased from Haut-Brion. Zing!
$19.99 Wine House.