Friday, January 28, 2011
Ten Mile Wine Co. 2005 "The Broken Road" (California)
Friday night, time to dip into my box of goodies to see what comes out ... this is a Proprietary Red from Ten Mile Wine Company called "The Broken Road". On the back of the bottle it says there are 4 grapes that make up the blend: "Petite Sirah, Barbera, Zinfandel and Carignane". For a 6 year old wine there is still a rich red colour to the wine and the smell is full of plum, red berries and just a hint of spice. The bottle is coated with sediment and there is a fair amount in the glass, but that only adds to the flavour and the mystic as the sediment is not gritty in the mouth. The palate is lively with acidity and tannins, and there are plenty of dark fruits to take charge. There is also a hint of something spicy that really melds well. I would have to say this is a real gem of a wine, which I payed the whopping nine dollars and ninety-nine cents for in the state of Michigan ... I feel that I stole it from the store - it's just that good.