måndag 15 augusti 2011

Treasures from an Atlanta cellar

The last night we had a chance to enjoy wine during our vacation, Lisa dug up some real treasures from her cellar. We started with a red wine from Washington state. 1998 Foris Klipsun is a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Merlot. Klipsun is a winegrower in Benton County, Washington that sells their grapes to a large number of winemakers. Foris is a family owned small winery in southern Oregon that bought grapes from Klipsun throughout the 90's (but not anymore).

When I put my nose in the glass, there was a very strong sense of tobacco, but we are talking about nice, sweet pipe tobacco. Also in the mouth, the tobacco continued, now backed up by blackcurrant fruit. I really liked this wine. It has aged well, and it had some real character and depth. Thanks Lisa, for saving this for us.

For dessert, I got to pick a suitable sweet wine from the shelfs in the basement. I found a German favorite from Rheingau. It was 2002 Rüdesheimer Berg Rottland Riesling Auslese, from Weingut Johannishof. Also this wine was absolutely delicious, with some typical petroleum notes, but then a wonderful balance between sweetness and acidity, backed up by generous apricot fruit. What a nice wine finale for our American vacation.

2 kommentarer:

Vintresserad sa...

Putte, great reading about your US vacation and the wine experiences. I had no idea they made serious wine near Atlanta! Pensacola sounds great too - we have to go sometime when the kids are old enough. Best regards - Vintresserad

Putte sa...

Thanks for your kind comments. The wineries north of Atlanta have definitely made great progress since my last visit. Now you can find both fun and serious wine there. Pensacola Beach has the nicest beaches that I have seen, anywhere in the world, so it is definitely worth a visit, and then you can always stop by Anna's Wine too......