Christmas for Wine Lovers!
Don’t you love this time of year? Getting together with family and friends. The Food – yes, we love the food… and of course the wine. It’s a time of year when we try new wines, and buy new wines for friends.
Last weekend I had the opportunity to try the 2009 Descendientes de Jose Palacios “Petalos del Bierzo” Bierzo. At $35 a bottle here at the NSLC, I was a little disappointed. Now don’t get me wrong… most people love this wine. It was given a 93 by Wine Spectator and a 90 by Robert Parker. Dark black cherries, nice color, but I found it strong. That’s the only word I can describe. I like the Marquis de Riscal Rioja better.
Now it’s time to talk about my new favorite find. 6th Sense Syrah from the Michael David Winery in California. I am in love, big time. I was greeted by this dark purple color. As it danced around the wine glass I caught aromas of toasted red fruit. Hints of Vanilla and oak – all the things I love in a red wine. And the taste did not disappoint. This could be my new favorite. I will have to try another bottle which I plan on doing tonight.
Till next week, Cheers