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.
Verging on sensory overload I approached the final wine, a 2009 Old Vine Zinfandel. Now back in the day a good California Zin was one of my go-to favorites. I eagerly breathed in the familiar aromas of rich raspberry with a hint of cinnamon and cloves. I could picture the gnarley, twisted old vines with their earthiness and pungent leathery smells.
In many ways a fine cheese is like a fine wine, Barrie explained. They are both artisanal products made by passionate people dedicated to high quality. The gleam in Dorian’s eyes as she enthusiastically, lovingly described each of the superb wines echoed the agreement.