Guest blogging this gorgeous Saturday morning in the southland is Milton W, who seems rather enthralled with his new wine de jour. Without further nonsense, I'll turn the mike over to Milton......
After several hours of avoiding Muggles last evening, Milton returned home to a bottle of Educated Guess Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that I've been touting for a while now, and it is very good.
Wanting a bit more, we popped the cork on a 2005 Earthquake Cabernet Sauvignon. By comparison, the Educated Guess is almost forgettable. The Earthquake? A ten on the Richter scale!
Scents of Coffee, Tobacco, Cherry and Dark chocolate hit your nose and pallet, bringing layers of Cassis, Spice, Plum and Blackberry. Yummy. It will only get better as time passes.
This wine will stand well on it's own, or pair with one of TWC famous Mesquite Grilled Ribeyes.
TWC's Notes Follow: Michael & David are the same two brothers who market 7 Deadly Zins. They describe the Earthquake Cabernet as having.....an attractive bouquet of vanilla, violets and menthol. Upfront cherry notes, though a tasty vanilla-mocha flavor combination captures the palate. Tannins kick in by way of the finish.
Earthquake is a Lodi wine and is so named to commemorate the planting of the winery's original Zinfandel vineyard at about the time of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Lodi has been better known for jug wines and most people are surprised to learn that Lodi growers produce more of California's so-called premium wine grapes than any other appellation, including Napa Valley. You'll find the Earthquake Cabernet priced from $17.00-$26.00.
UPDATE: Probably should mention that the wine is one of Rick H's dreaded alcohol bombs.
TWC wishes to thank Milton for his kind words and his appearance here today.