Monday, November 21, 2005

Favorite wines

Picking a favorite wine is never easy. In fact, I've decided to never do it. Instead, I have favorites that constantly change over time. There are however a few that have been on the list of fav's for a while now, regardless of vintage... and these are the wines below:

Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Approx $12.99
The rosé to make all others seem timid and weak. With full-blown tannins and a spicy kick in the end that'll wake you up to the fact rosé is for ALL times of year.

Flowers "Camp Meeting Ridge" Pinot Noir, Sonoma, California.
Approx $59
Okay, a little pricey, but worth every penny. First tried at Montrachet on BYO Monday, it had a nose like a German Auslese riesling. Unbelievable! Incredible red berry fruit flavors. Delish! Delish! Give me more!

Clos Mimi "Petite Rousse" Syrah, Paso Robles, California.
Approx $20
Paso Robles is not your classics, traditional-style wine producing region. The wines are big and rich, with slap-in-the-face fruits. And this one is extraordinary in terms of value. Mmmm, deserves to be enjoyed all on its own.

Maximin Grunhauser, Von Schubert Riesling Kabinett, Mosel, Germany.
Approx $25
Possibly the most reliably impressive wine from Germany. Swirl this sucker for a good 30 seconds in the mouth to understand why it gives "maximin" satisfaction. Haven't had the chance to try it with Thanksgiving turkey, but those birds better watch out... this wine would be superb on your table this Thursday.

And that's it for now. Just a small show of my fav's. Use 'em. Don't use 'em. It's your call.


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