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House Wine came about as a way of bringing (Not So) Magnificent Wine Company wines into the average wine drinker's abode at a decent price. The idea is to make it simple by offering a few Mr Obvious kinds of labels. Steak Wine (Cabernet). Fish Wine (Sauvignon Blanc). A plain red, which is a blend of about seven different varietals, and plain white.
It's a sound idea and consumers may well appreciate it.
I gave the House Wine Red a test spin and found that the wine has too much sweet, cloying, red cherry on the palate for moi. It does settle back a bit with some aeration (decant this one). And, after a glass and a half, I've got a headache. That's unusual for me, though I saw that complaint more than once on the tubes.
Spectator was happy, though.....
On the lighter side showing lovely red berry and sweet red pepper flavors that settle gently onto a bed of silky tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Malbec, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2014.
The wine is around $10.00 here in So Cal. There are better wines in this price range. This one is just OK. Your mileage may vary.
Yesterday it was still summer. Mr Sun convinced TWC that the shirt needed to come off for the duration of his morning constitutional. This morning it looks like rain in Cherry Blossom Lane. Tomorrow winter will arrive. Not real winter, but So Cal winter with blustery winds, some driving rain, and temps in the forties. It's early but welcome.
That's not a polo field, it's algae. Pond scum, if you will. And Daisy Doo was sweltering and went for a swim. I was against it but she didn't listen. Stubborn dam dog sometimes. She came home green and slimed the back end of the politically incorrect pick up truck that's made in America. Took moi a good twenty minutes to hose her off. Apparently algae is composed of thousands of little leaf-like green things that are about the size of thyme leaf. For a dog who loves water, she sure hates the hose.
You can buy that lake and the surrounding 38 acres for a mere 1.5 million Simoleons. Course it will be your problem to keep the off roaders out. Good luck with that.