Family is the…BEST thing. If it weren’t for my parents I…well I need not go on.
So. Accelerating to the drink because I can tell you more of my not-haha-funny past my family saved me from later. History will always be there where we left it.
How many of us can create wines in honor of our papas? If I ever make a wine I would. That’s what Joseph Carr of Josh Cellars did when he made
And the winery was kind enough to send some to me. If my family were in town I certainly would have shared the wealth. But it was Tuesday night in LA and I needed to write another wine blog and there was nary a soul to share with. So I am cheers-ing with the camera. With you.
My blog family.
I love you dear readers. Not as much I love my family but like, a whole bunch.
But because I love you I’ll stop being sappy and talk of this vino I would share with you.
Were you here.
The grape varietal combo is luscious:
45% Merlot for the juicy alcoholic tastiness. 45% Zinfandel for those of us who like our rough and also slightly spicy stewed fruit. Then 5% Cabernet Sauvignon (everyone will drink it!) and 5% Petite Sirah (why not?).
This drink is indeed good for family because it is medium in almost every category. So no one will argue. It’s a balanced bottle.
To the eye: deep cherry-plum red, medium tears
Nose: clean, medium intensity, cherries, plum, tobacco and raisins, youthful (2014)
Tongue: dry, medium acid, medium tannins, medium alcohol (13.5% abv), medium body, medium flavor intensity, plums, raspberries, currants (red and black), stewed dried fruit (raisins, prunes, cranberries), vanilla, cigar box, cloves, allspice, medium finish
All over: good quality. Quite do-able. If I was at a party and someone handed this to me I’d be at home.
I’d take this wine home. Cheers!