Last week I decided to change it up a bit by having my wife go grab a bottle and pour it into a decanter without me knowing what it was. I still have to try to get over the bias of guessing based on knowing what wines are in the cellar, but it has been a fun modification to having wine with dinner. Since I missed last week's post, there is a variety of notes today.
|Crios 2014 Malbec|
|Susana Balbo 2012 Malbec|
|Susana Balbo 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon|
Susana Balbo 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (14% abv, Sample $25) Argentina produces more than just Malbec, but this Cabernet still contains 5% Malbec. I tasted this non-blind after having the two Malbecs a few days prior. This Cab is not the big burly Cab Americans often recognize. This cab shows some decent red fruit, tobacco leaf, coffee bean and sweet earth flavors. For those looking for traditional Old Workd style Cabernet Sauvignon this will be a good choice. If you're looking for big fruit, stay away.
|Snowy Peaks 2011 Viognier|
|Carlson 2011 Gewürztraminer|