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in and around the Richmond, Virginia area and beyond.
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Random Wine Thoughts
I’m sitting here imbibing a 2000 SimiReserveCabernetSauvignonAlexanderValley – smooth, heavy body, with just the right amount of fruit, slightly acidic on the finish. I plan to have this with a baked potato and a T-bone steak. We’ll see how much is left for my meal. It’s amazing how utterly delicious a California Cab can be after drinking nothing but French for a while. The same is true in reverse, as well. A decent French Bordeaux or Cotes du Rhone can be sheer ambrosia after lots of CA wine. We are truly lucky to have such a great variety from which to choose. While in Quebec province we drank some phenomenal nectars, but would not be able to afford it on a day-to-day basis. Cheers and huzzah to the US! The wine distribution system may have its flaws (and in TN one can not buy wine in grocery stores), but I truly believe it’s better than anywhere else.