Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Smith and Wilson 2005 Double Barrel - $14.00

Last year’s version (2004) turned into my spring “pizza wine” – a quaffer with no pretense and went well with my Domino’s pepperoni-extra sauce. This time round Smith and Wilson have added some extra umph to this wine because my pizza would now need more meat to match up with the wines heft. A blend of 75% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot (done in stainless steel) with the addition of 15% Cabernet Sauvignon oaked for 10 months in Hungarian and American oak. The nose is blackberry, black cherry, currants, nutmeg, pepper, some spice and a touch of oak; followed by a palate of cedar, vanilla, cinnamon and oak for seasoning, black fruit and tart strawberry for fruit. Looks like I’ll be adding some ground beef, sausage and bacon onto that pizza next time.

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