Saturday, April 30, 2005

Lindeman’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 (PB)

I bought this wine because it was on sale for $6 from $12 and Lindeman’s has a great reputation. I was not expecting much as with most wines I have purchased on sale at a 50% reduction, there was good reason why they were on sale at such a steep discount. I was pleasantly surprised to pour this rich deep purple wine with a bouquet of big fat berries with twinge of eucalyptus. In the mouth there are big New World flavors that assault your palate with spice, oak and nice sophisticated tannins. This is a well structured wine that opens a but with some air but is nice right at the pour. This is yet another example of New World style wines. It is big on flavor, though straight forward with a simplicity of just good fruit.

Additionally, on my way into the living room to serve the wine the bottle bumped a chair and spurted out some wine on the floor. My Schnauzer approached with the caution of a seasoned enophile, sniffed, (without opposable thumbs and no glass, he wasn’t about to swirl) but he did proceed to clean up all the spill. He seemed quite pleased with it all in all. So together we will raise a glass–I’ll raise his for him...

3 Comments:

At 1:52 PM permalink, Blogger Ryan M Scott said...

What a story, who knew that the pet would love wine. I love your descriptions, I have just started a wine blog called el Catavinos (the Winetaster) and I need to polish my reviewing skills. I have reviewed wine on my homepage at tripod, but that hasn't been updated for a while.

 
At 8:17 PM permalink, Anonymous Anonymous said...

a little more and the schnauz would be 'drunk as a dog'

 
At 11:25 AM permalink, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This wine is great wine lover gift!

 

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