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2011 Clau De Nell Anjou Cuvée Violette was the final wine of the night. This went through a substantial transformation throughout the day. I opened this in the afternoon to give it some air. Came out of the bottle angry and with shrill acid. By the end of the evening during dinner, this had mellowed and transformed into a balanced beauty with lovely black fruit and an intriguing herbaciousness and savory flavors that was a dead solid match for the perfectly cooked leg of lamb our friend Chris had cooked. At $35, this is priced right about where it needs to be and is a clean and fun entry wine into the Loire region.
Hello wine lovers and happy #wineWednesday! This is one of my favourite days of the year for good reason. Not only is it New Years Eve but it is also my Mom’s birthday. 321 more words
It pays to have relatives living on the opposite side of the earth when your interests include tasting and writing about wines made in esoteric styles, or in off-the-beaten-track wine countries, or from unusual grapes. 365 more words
Viader, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, 2001, 14% abv, US$80
The first thing Doug said when I met him was ‘I only drink vodka and Californian wines’.
Who says that?! Then he sent me a bottle of… 345 more words