I have been such a drub. It’s not that I haven’t had any wine to drink, au contraire, I’ve been drinking wine daily and have been writing it down, I just haven’t had the computer time to get my scribbles into legible thoughts and text. For some really strange reason my employer expects me to actually work on the job, company work not my stuff. Narrow minded folks.
But I have been drinking a lot of blends, mainly because I was so pleasantly surprised by the blend I wrote about on January 26th that I have been making a more concerted effort to buy more blends. The latest blend I tasted was a Christmas gift from my son and daughter-in-law. It was called Fancy Pants, a red blend from California, 2011, in Helena, California. You can find them at http://www.fancypantswines.com. Nowhere on the bottle or website could I find what grapes went in the vat together to make the blend, so I had no preconceived expectation of what the wine might taste like. I have to admit that I was skeptical about tasting it; you know cutesy name and label had to make up for a gross wine and believe me I’ve fallen for the name and the label of a wine before and was horribly disappointed.
But this was not the case with wine. I was very surprised by the wine. It had a berry fruit taste, very fresh tasting. The wine had a medium finish but not harsh at all. I could taste the hint of raspberry. I had fixed a pot of Beef Roma and it went along nicely with it. It is definitely one that I can say was a nice wine to drink and not just a pretty label.