Monday, July 13, 2009

Home Made Wine

Last week while on vacation a friend of mine gave me a bottle of his home made wine. It's a blend of California grapes, namely Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, 70% and 30% respectively.

In the glass it resembled the paler colors of a Pinot Noir, and reflected fresh aromas of cherries and dark berries. More acidic than tannic, showing a slightly fizzy frontal palate similar to that of a Lambrusco, it evolved into blueberry notes with a mild, light finish. Sometimes in summer it's difficult to handle heavy reds, but this one was really refreshing.

Bottle courtesy Frank M.

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