Before you jump to conclusions, no, I'm not (re)married! This post is by my friend and today's guest author, Andras. He recently remarried and he and his new wife honeymooned in the wine country of South Africa around Cape Town.
The addition of the Bordeaux varietals makes this wine an unusual one that is a perfect match to the American palate.
Surprisingly smooth and velvety for a Petite Sirah, it was deep, dark, and brooding, and didn’t do our teeth any favors.
It was too late to pick up my allocation because there was no more room in the (full-sized!) SUV.
There was jasmine, gooseberry, lime, a scent of grassy herbaceousness, and a noticeable absence of “cat pee.”
The wine is a newly released wine from Dianna Novy Lee, Adam's wife, who has created the Flaunt Wine Company.
Just to be clear, the Zins were red, not the “White” Zins so common in the supermarkets. In general, "White Zinfandel" is simply a Rosé that has not been fermented to dryness.
Viva La New World! This is a blend that would make the haughtiest of dead Bordelais spin like a lathe in his grave.
We’d have a blind taste-off with wines that we brought from our own cellars (wine coolers, actually. This is Vegas. There are no cellars.)
Not many people know that prior to Prohibition, Los Angeles was the premier appellation for grape growing and winemaking in all of California.