This week we have another wine from California. There was no selection process as this was yet another gift from my Dad - and this one wasn't even accompanied by a socially awkward note! He simply handed it over after a sledding excursion.
Stone Cellars by Beringer (California, 2008)
"Our Shiraz pops with vibrant fresh blackberry flavors with a hints of black plum and spice leading to a luscious, smooth finish"
Mmmmm... luscious. And, I like the prospect of the wine popping.
You know, now that I am on week #24, I am thinking I should have taken better records of the tasting notes. It might be good to know while I'm standing amid shelves of Shiraz whether I prefer a blackberry or black plum flavor.
Yummy - this is a great balance between smooth and spice. It was nice and dry and easy to drink. And, despite the 13.5alc./vol. I was definitely feeling my glass with supper - whoa. I had actually planned on having a glass or two once the kids were in bed, but Helpful Husband was out playing poker and I didn't feel comfortable being in charge of sick children with this wine around. Don't worry, I'll finish it up tomorrow!