Monday, May 25, 2009


There were a few other wines at the lobster fest that bear noting. First was a wine I was unfamiliar with, a 2006 Lioco chardonnay from Snoma County in California. The wine is steel fermented and sees no oak. It was a medium gold color and had a taste of fully ripe apple and melon. There was good acidity, but it probably could have used a little more. At the same price ($20) as the Mothe Chablis it wasn't a bargain, though it was a very drinkable wine.

Next was a 2005 Cakebread Chardonnay from Napa. There was sweet fruit but it was a little overblown, and too buttery for my taste. It was 14.9% alcohol so one couldn't even call it refreshing.

At the end of the evening there was a 2005 Red Head Ranch Cabernet. By the time it was opened the evening was winding down and the taste buds were getting a little tired. The fair thing to do is delay judgment until the context is better for this wine.

Yes, those are single malt whisky glasses in the photo above. There was a wee dram of Oban Distillers Edition to end the evening and send everyone home smiling.

Off today to Kinkead Ridge winery where they are offering their 2008 white wines for the first time.

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