Archive for Cabernet

Low Key Cabernet (Hess 2007)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 18, 2010 by Julia

Hess Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 (though I had the 2007)

I wasn’t looking for anything special last night.  I just wanted an easy glass of wine to go along with my ratatouille leftovers… I know, I’m so fancy.  Saw this bottle on the counter and basically said to myself, “As long as this wine is still good?  (as in, hasn’t turned to vinegar), I’ll be happy.”  The wine isn’t something I would have picked up on my own– nothing special about it- no fancy label (yes I pick wines that way… all the time), not an interesting varietal; ostensibly, the Hess Cabernet Sauvignon was just a red labeled Cabernet Sauvignon.   But it was surprisingly satisfying for my low key, movie night mood.

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Odes to the Vinos

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on March 10, 2010 by Julia

It all started so innocently.

Well, sort of "innocently"....

Friday night we decided to do a bit of a wine tasting.  I thought we’d compare a little: 2 Pinot Grigios, 2 Malbecs and 2 random reds …. for 6 of us.   Not surprisingly, we ended up with 10 bottles for the seven of us, which landed us at The Burren at midnight showing off our temporary tattoos…  What can I say?  We’re a classy crew.   I asked this crew to help me write the blog entry for these wines… lucky for you? Actually happened.  I am going to share with you their “thoughts” on the wines we tasted.  But what you need to know first, is that these “thoughts” came together collaboratively, drunkenly, towards the latter part in the evening.  It was really a beautiful thing, but the poems (yes, poems) make just slightly less sense now, assuming you’re sober as you read this. Continue reading