Jon had the day off today, and went to visit his parents – on his way home he stopped by the grocery store for a few staples. Caffeine, cereal, wine…
I haven’t had much wine for the last couple of weeks, because I have been battling a horrible cold. Early last week I was feeling better, but then a few days later, I started to feel much worse again. After being awake most of the night coughing on Thursday night, and seeing the vivid colors Friday morning (sorry if you prefer a little less information…), I made my way in to the doctor, who told me this cold had settled into my lungs in the form of bronchitis. Ugh.
Today, with the help of a ZPak and some codeine laced cough syrup, I’m feeling a lot better – not great mind you, but way better than I was, so I am sipping a glass of Jon’s mystery Cabernet from the Horse Heaven Hills. I know nothing more than that at this point, so I’m planning to describe the wine, guess what it is and see how well I do.
On the nose: Stewed plums. Tobacco.
On the palate: The acidity comes through on the very first taste. Not much in the way of tannins. Raspberry, tobacco, earth – kind of grassy. More acidity on the finish.
Not a complex wine – better with food, but certainly drinkable.
My guess: Columbia Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon – 2012.
It was actually: The Expedition, Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon – 2012 – Canoe Ridge Vineyard. Their description: Spiced floral aromas lead to layered, juicy flavors of red currant and smoky plum, with a deep, velvety finish.
How do you think I did?