Thursday, March 27, 2008

2005 Justin Cabernet Sauvignon

Following fast on the 2004 Justin Cab is the 2005 Justin Cabernet Sauvignon.

This is just their basic, entry-level cab. You can find it in many grocery stores as well as fine-wine shops. If you like new world wines (which I do) and you like deep purple California cabs with big fruit and smooth oak (which I do), then one cannot go wrong with this wine. This is the third or fourth vintage I have had and I love it every time. Sara liked it quite a bit as well.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

2001 Penfold's St. Henri Shiraz

Yep, I could not stand it anymore. I drank the last of the vintage.

I do not know if Ben has any left, but I do not. It was a mighty fine wine though. It was dark purple, 14.5% but smooth and fruity. It had calmed down a bit since last I tasted it and had a more mineral taste to it than before, just enough to balance the fruit and odd spices. We drank it chilled since I did not feel like waiting for it to get to room temperature, so it started out intensely smooth and as the temperature warmed, so did the taste.

back again

My old cell phone, which I used to take pictures of wines I drank, died. But now I have one of them new-fangled iPhones, and I'm back in a big way. I've been too short on cash to buy new wines, which means I've been dipping into the good stuff in the collection, so stay tuned.