Thursday, August 5, 2010

Once Upon A Time


What is there to say about this unique venture...delicious, affordable, interesting, probably trendy? The Sommelier Series from Once Wines invites bloggish attention. Once a year these folks bring together top sommeliers to create/blend wines for some high-end restaurants to serve as house pours. These retail, if you can find them, for about 20 bucks. One of them, The Knife, has become our house wine chez nous. It is 50-50 Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc. This evening it was paired with from scratch thank-you-very-much pizza-on-the-grill with spinach/mushroom/pepper/mozzarella/tomato/basil/four cheese toppings. Even though it's about 110 degrees here, it was a beautiful thing.

The wine is loaded with fresh from the patch blackberry, bing cherry, a touch of down South tea leaf, and a long silky finish. How to not polish the bottle is the issue.

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