Wednesday, February 27, 2008

First wine--Of course it's a cab!

d'Arenberg McLaren Vale 'The High Trellis' Cabernet Sauvignon, 2004
Australia

Deep red color (as a cab should be). Not overpowering on the nose. Either that or my cold is getting worse and I can't smell anything. Sara (the bartender) said she picks up a little dark berry aroma. Elaine (server) says black cherry, and a hint of earth and a touch of bacon. (She took a class!) Not overly tannic for a cab. Maybe a little out of balance, or maybe my taster is out of balance due to the cold. Sara and Elaine like the finish. Nice little cab. Probably not my first choice, but a respectable cab, none the less. Definitely worth trying again.

Rating: It'll do (until I taste it without a cold).

Drink up!

Dave

1 comment:

Elaine (server/bartender) said...

Ok...the bacon thing...you agreed!