Last night we had an opportunity to drink wine together, something we don’t get to do every night anymore because of Mitch’s schedule. Oh don’t worry it hasn’t slowed down my wine drinking, I still drink every day. We just don’t get to drink together as much as before.
For dinner it was a grilled chicken breast, tossed salad and broccoli, nothing special but we had wine too so that was a plus. We opened a bottle of merlot from California, Taleria Vineyards, one that came in a wonderful gift basket from a very special couple that are great friends.
The wine, a Merlot, vintage 2014, had 14.2% alcohol and came from St. Helena, California. The wine was a very dark purplish red in the glass and had a slight alcohol smell with I stuck my nose in the glass. The first taste was dry in my mouth and I could taste plum and wood. There was a smoky woody finish to the wine that reminded me of a Syrah. The wine was full and dry and had a long finish. Actually a very different taste to most Merlots that I’ve tasted.
The down side to this wine is that I couldn’t really find much about it on the internet, except that it is you can get it when you buy a wine basket. Maybe I should treat myself and buy a basket. I think I deserve a bit of pampering.