Thursday, December 6, 2012
Red Rock - Winemakers Blend
Getting back into the swing of things, and just have a ton of wines that I need to write about. I have a lot of notes from some wines I tasted while I took a little break from this blog, and I hope to get to them soon (always good intentions), but it is sometimes just a little easier with wines I tasted recently. That is the case with this week's wine. There was nothing in particular that made me grab this wine as I was strolling through the aisles of my favorite wine store a few weekends back; except for the fact I was looking for a new red blend to try. This one fit the bill with a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Sirah. So, I added it to the growing pile of bottles in my cart and decided I would have it with dinner that night.
With having moved to a new house within the last couple of months, there are a whole new set of takeout restaurants close by to try. This night we ordered from a great Mexican/Burrito shop that is quickly gaining popularity in my book. I poured myself a glass and loved the looks of the wine in my glass. The dark red, almost black color of red blends like this one is just one of the things that really draw me to these wines. When it came to the aroma, the Cabernet was really what stood out for me. Now, I promise this was not on purpose, and who knows, maybe it was subliminal based on the name of the wine, but the word I wrote down a couple of times in my notes for this wine was balance. The wine really did have great balance and consistency from the first sip, through the last taste on the back of the tongue. Even after I write my notes down regarding a wine, I rarely read the back label, but for some reason I just happened to do that with this wine, and everything about this wine (and winery overall), talks about balance. All I have to say is that this is one of the few wines that I ever thought truly hit the mark with how they described their wine on the bottle. If balance what their goal, it was certainly achieved. I will definitely go back for another round....
Rating: 4.0 Corks (Great 'balance')