Friday, November 23, 2007

And The Winner Is.....

Our wine experiement proved very enlightening. The Rhone Villages Grenache was very silky and it's fruit and aromas were more subtle. The Cabernet Franc had a pronounced earthy aroma and a tart, almost cranberry fruit flavor. Both went well with certain Thanksgiving dishes but the clear overall winner for me was the 2004 Cabernet Franc. It was the total sensory package.

The producer was Crystal Valley Cellars in Yountville, CA. I plan to buy more as this is a wine whose character may undergo interesting changes as it ages.

What wine did you serve with your feast and what were your impressions?