Good Morning Gentle Readers,
An old friend had given me a bottle of 1992 Knights Valley Meritage many years ago. Any Knights Valley wine is almost a penchant we share, definitely something that we both enjoy, and on those infrequent times that we are able to break bread and share wine, a Knights Valley is often what ends up on the table.
My original intent was to drink a bottle of Tuesday night wine tonight, after all, the night isn't particularly special. It's been scorching and I had just given The Boy another lesson in the manly art of changing oil. While rooting through the inexpensive wine on the rack, I happened upon this bottle.
I'm like: WTH? Why isn't this in the wine fridge?
Then I'm like: OMIGOD! I hope this isn't spoiled! I gotta drink this now. Suffice it to say that I've had some bad luck lately with keeping older wines too long.
The wine is, of course, very dry with a subdued, aromatic nose of cherries, leather, tobacco, and dark fruit. It is smooth on the palate and retains some tannins, dark fruit, and an earthy finish.
A lovely and enexpected treat for a Sunday night in the heat (that rhymes). Mrs TWC better get back here with the House Blond pretty quick or she's gonna.....let's see, how did we used to phrase that? She's gonna be S.O.L. I mean, she's gonna miss out.