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2007 Mission Hill Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

October 11, 2010 Leave a comment

2007 Mission Hill Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

I haven’t written about white wines on here at all… because I just don’t have them all that often.  But tonight called for a class of white.  My wife and I were making a creamy chicken pasta for dinner, and the reds I have just didn’t seem to make any sense.

For this particular wine, I’m not exactly sure how it got into my wine cabinet.  Possibly someone brought to one of our dinner parties to which many others had already brought and opened wine.

Good reason to host dinner parties: people feel obligated to leave the wine they brought, even if they don’t get to drink it.

I just did a quick lookup on the wine, and noticed that the 2008 has actually won quite a few awards, including a gold medal at the 2010 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition (click here for details).

But in any case, this wine was a great choice for dinner.  Now, my wife is seven months pregnant, so this one was all me.  It had aromas and tastes of sour apples and citrus.  A nice, crisp white.  A mouth-watering finish.  Overall, I really enjoyed it.  It reminded me of why I should drink more white wines.  And a great way to end a long weekend.

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2005 Antelope Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon

October 2, 2010 Leave a comment

2005 Antelope Ridge Cabernet SauvignonI purchased this wine at the winery last year.  While not one of my favourites, they do have some great wines.

This one was a deep and dark red and had aromas of plums, apples, and oak.  The taste was more of the same.  No pucker, but still quite dry.

Overall, good but not great.  Smooth, but not too exciting.  Alcohol was quite strong, perhaps I didn’t let it breath enough.

My disclaimer is also that I did not drink it with a heavy meal.  Possibly didn’t have my pallette prepared enough for a heavier cabernet-sauvignon type wine.

2007 J Lohr Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

January 24, 2010 1 comment

2007 J Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon

I’ve actually been on a cleanse since the beginning of the year, so this is the first wine being reintroduced to my system.  I bought this bottle after a Christmas lunch in December.  They served this wine at the lunch and I enjoyed it, so I bought a bottle on my way home.

Last night, I did drink my glass without any food though, which, looking back, may not have been the best idea.  I would definitely have it again with a meal.  It’s just one of those wines.

It was quite a heavy wine.

Update Jan 27: I’ve had some more of this wine the last couple of nights and have enjoyed it a little bit more each time. In fact, my wife even tried a glass tonight. Her initial comment was that the wine was very spicy. My initial reaction was similar; however, tonight I opened the wine early to let it breathe and found that it was significantly smoother after doing so.