(I’m posting this on a Thursday, AGAIN. My excuse is that last night, Dan and I went to an event at Slumbrew and sampled beers. It’s a valid excuse).
Happy Wine Wednesday! Happy Wine Thursday Eve! Only two more days until Wine Friday!
Wine of the Week
Columbia Crest 2012 “H3” Merlot. This is not what you’d expect from a Merlot. This was big, rich, velvety and so smooth. I tasted some berries with a little spice. Dan described it as buttery. I said that it seemed more like a Cabernet than a Merlot, which makes it sound like I know what I’m talking about (I don’t) (BUT: fun fact, it’s blended with 4% Cab!).
I tasted this at a “New World Bordeaux Blends” tasting at BLM. Per BLM’s tasting notes, the “3H” stands for Horse Heaven Hills, a prized appellation in Washington (here’s a great explanation of appellations). The notes I took at the tasting are as follows:
Earthy? Mouthy. Spicy – LIKE it! Surprising. Chocolate, coffee
Clearly I scribble the most articulate notes at my local wine shop!
I highly HIGHLY recommend this and it retails for $18.99 – not bad to crack open on a special Friday night. I paid $14.99 with the tasting discount and it was a steal!
I’m running from one to the other, I should probably determine which is more my style: Napa vs Sonoma. It looks like I have Napa taste on a Sonoma budget!
QUIZ: What kind of wine are you. I got sparkling!
Wine Folly comes through again with a great article about how wine is confusing and what to do about it. I loved how it distinguishes wine geeks and wine snobs! Yay wine geekery, boo wine snobbery! Me? I’m a wine dummy that hangs around with the wine smart kids and copies what they do!