Saturday, April 21, 2012
An old Zin and an older Cab (California)
A frank talking Saturday evening deserves some serious wine ... and we had just that, in both ways. I won't delve into the conversation but I will tell you about the two wines. The first was a Cline 2007 Sonoma County Zinfandel, an absolute beauty that is in the prime of her drinkabilty. Lush plum, black cherry, and chocolate - rich and decadent, the plum screams through the whole wine from start to finish adding in layers of flavour as it goes. The next was a bit of an older wine that was starting to crest but still good in its own way. The L de Lyeth 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon started off a little tough, or should I say thin, but that would be expected after the Zinfandel's lushness - but as the night wore on and the conversation grew more serious it started to come into its own and now in hindsight seemed a more serious wine to take the evening in with. It was smooth with blackberry and black cherry taking the lead and a touch of herbal creeping in from the rim (if you know what I mean). Both wines made a serious evening more palatable and were worth talking about, here anyway.
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