Yesterday I received my shipment of wine from Burrowing Owl Winery. This vineyard in the Okanogan Valley in British Columbia makes spectacular wine. I received a shipment of the 2009 Merlot and I have a case of their Cabernet Sauvignon on the way. Well, when I received my wine, I couldn’t wait to share it with my friends Rick and Sue. One of the comments I made was that the wine would be great with any grilled food on the BBQ, to which Rick said ‘especially one with a good rub!” The comments started flying about good rubs and the next thing we knew we were comparing good wine with good men. Most of the comments I can’t publish, but it did get me to thinking.
This wine is spectacular, from start to finish. In the glass it is a dark plum color and on the nose layers of aromas. Plums, leather and tobacco on the nose and in the mouth this is a full-bodied Merlot. Flavors of red berry, tobacco and chocolate explode in the mouth. There was another flavor myself and Rick were picking up and we think it was Eucalyptus. I recently reviewed the wine and gave it a 95. This dark mysterious classy wine – makes me think of James Bond.
Moving along. I have been having so much fun with white wines lately, and Rick and Sue at the NSLC on Larry Uteck Boulevard here in Halifax, introduced me to a fantastic one….. a Fume Blanc
This wine is 94% Sauvignon Blanc and 6% Semillion. Dry and crisp, I loved this wine. mouth-watering flavors lemon and lime, honeydew and lemongrass. This is a great wine and with Summer just around the corner, hopefully, this wine with its tropical flavors and citrus has Summer written all over it. Hmmm, trying to think of a man who makes my mouth water like this wine. Easy!
If you think of any wines that make you think of a fine man, let me know. I would love to write about it. We can have fun with this one.
Till next week, Cheers. Darlene