We've been drinking a lot of Spanish wines lately that we haven't written up but this little Italian number hit the spot. It is lively with a bit of fruit and tannins but neutral enough to work with a mixed dinner (a.k.a. leftovers and big salads).
The label says that this wine is the mistaken blend of lots 1203 and 419...whether or not that is true, what is clear is that it is an easy drinking red wine that isn't expensive. Moreover, you get the bonus of a conversation-starter label: a giant orange question mark, bearing no other information on year, varietal, etc.
Cute, and not a bad drink.
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An upscale “house wine” at the Hitching Post in Buellton, CA. The restaurant is worth the wait, and the wine is worth the extra $$$ when compared to other Pinots on the extensive wine list.
Sourced from the French Camp vineyard in San Louis Obispo, I had a glass of this at Los Olivos Cafe. An excellent wine that struck me as perfect after just sitting down to look at the menu.
Nice, even merlot. From the label: “The nose is highlighted with sweet berries and anise with notes of toast.” Talk about a wine description that can give one an inferiority complex: I have to admit that I needed to look up anise in Wikipedia, at which point I learned that it was a phytoestrogen. Well alrighty then; hopefully this wine does not give me hot flashes.