Tuesday, April 29, 2008

2004 Domaine de Piaugier

I got some of this from Garagiste. This was my last bottle. It was good. I would drink it again. Here is a picture.

Sorry, that's all I have in me today.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

2005 Ridge Geyserville 40th Vintage

Congratulations to Ridge on reaching this milestone. After all the hard work they have put in over the years, the least I could do was celebrate it by drinking it.

Sara and I drank this on a whim one night a few weeks ago. I bought a few bottles from Nabil and I was planning on holding them for awhile, but after we drank the first bottle, we ended up drinking all of them over the next few weeks. It was just so good.

Like all of the Ridge wines I can afford, this is mostly Zinfandel (77%) with other varietals mixed in for structure and taste. It is a full-bodied, rich wine but it's not think and syrupy or overdone. I've found two types of Zinfandel--the mineral, peppery type and the velvitier, more dark-fruit driven type. This is of the later type, with hints of blueberry.

I love Ridge, and I'm going to go visit their winery as soon as I get a free moment. After all, they're just down the road now.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

2005 Cor Cellars Momentum

A cozy blend of cab, syrah and cab franc from my favorite wine producing region: Washington.

The 2005 Cor Cellars Momentum is pretty good. It is one of the best $15 drinkers I have found to date. The wine maker was trained in Tuscany but seems to be doing his best work in Washington. It is a very dark wine, but without the heavy, full bodied taste you expect from the color. It is an agile wine, light on its feet but brooding. It tasted like dark fruit with the classic sort of spice and mineral that seems to be the hallmark of the region.

Friday, April 11, 2008

AT&T: overpromising, underdelivering

It took two days longer than I was told it would, but I finally have the Internets at the new apartment. Posting will resume in short order.

Monday, April 7, 2008

moving... again...

Just to keep you apraised, AT&T assures me they will have teh internets turned on in my new apartment on Tuesday. Until then...