Just because I started a website called OntarioWineReview.com doesn't mean it's All-Ontario-All-the-Time. When I kick back at night my mood (and sometimes my curiosity) decides my wine of choice. And the title should read, "Uncorked and Un-Screwed Tonight" ... but that just sounds wrong.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Cline 2004 Red Truck (California)
What happens when you take a basic drink now wine and sit on it for a few years? Well, this. First, the Red Truck is a blend of four grapes: Syrah, Petite Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Mourvedre. It still has plenty of plum, chocolate and licorice on the nose while the palate shows more complexity. It starts off spicy moves into a dried sweet plums sensation on the mid-palate and ends with bittersweet chocolate on the finish. There isn't much more to say about this one - it was enjoyable and fun and I am glad I sat on it for a few years as it seems to have mellow and aged rather gracefully.