Sunday, August 16, 2015

2011 x 3

There was a planning party yesterday for a pig roast on September 7.  Three 2011 wines made an appearance.  Wine number one was a Kinkead Ridge, Ohio River Valley, Cabernet Franc.  Full flavored and fruity with American oak noticeable ($20).  The second wine was Fisticuffs, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.  Less fruit flavors but more earthiness.  Light on its feet ($32).  The third wine was a Zincinnati Mendocino County Zinfandel made by McNabb Ridge Winery for Tramonte Distributors in Cincinnati.  Great Zinfandel flavors with proper tannin and acidity ($21). 

By way of experimenting the best wine turned out to be 1/3 Kinkead Ridge and 2/3 Fisticuffs.  

The photo has nothing to do with the party, but it was taken earlier that morning along the Great Miami River that flows through western Ohio.  A long walk at dawn with the dog was as refreshing as the three wines with dinner.

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