Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Seven Daughters NV Winemaker's Blend (California)
Seven Daughters is a plain Jane, a simple Sheila type of wine ... the 7 Daughters in the bottle are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Syrah, Carignane, and Sangiovese - and with all those personalities you'd think that the wine would be overflowing with a personalities of its own, but in this case too many contributors spoil the broth. This is not to say it is a bad wine, it just lacks something to make it truly unique. The colour is light, slightly darker than classic Pinot Noir colour (would be my comparison). Smells are sweet candied red fruit with the merest hint of pepper. The taste follows the nose: candied red fruit with just a hint of spice or pepper (I think it's kind of a toss-up here). The wine is easy going, easy drinking and easy on every one of you five senses ... I wonder how easy the daughters were that made it? Or if any father it his right mind would want his daughters to be this easy? I recommend the wine but don't expect a lot of return on your investment.