Laura called it beautiful and full-bodied. Jan said it was very nice with a great nose and balance. Kim loved the nose and softness, but not the $45 price. I loved the violet color and mouthfeel. Jim called it a keeper. It scored better than four stars.
From Argentina we moved on to Croatia and the 2012 Vinarija Zdjelarevi? Graševina. Tough to pronounce, but easy to drink, It had a soft nose with hints of honey. Another fruit forward wine, I loved its round mouthfeel and flavors of golden delicious apples.
Chef Jeremy believes in staying true to his local roots, utilizing local farms, and the highlighting the seasonal flavors of the region. This man literally lives and breathes into creation intense, flavorful 5 star cuisine unlike anything anywhere else.
The nose reminded me of cranberries, so I think this would be an ideal Thanksgiving wine. I got tart cherry and Jolly Rancher on the palate and loved how it paired with the meatballs, bruschetta and again, the Le Delice.
When the group saw the $95 price tag on 2005 Le Rêve Domaine Carneros by Taittinger, they let out a collective gasp. After tasting it, however, almost everyone said they wouldn't hesitate to buy it for a special occasion.