Getting good at this!

We drank this bottle of De la Montanya 2004 Pin-Up Caberet with homemade pizza. It will appear to the very attentive reader over the next weeks that I make pizza every other day, but really the case is that I lost some posts and am just getting around to catching up on what we’ve been drinking. New house + new job =total time suck.

The wine came in our most recent club shipment and cost us $30.40 plus shipping. Only 245 cases of this wine were produced, it had a real cork closure, and weighed in at 14.6% alcohol by volume.

It’s a red blend, and as soon as I opened the bottle I picked out Zinfandel and Syrah as some of the grapes involved in this wine. I was quite proud of myself when I turned the bottle over and discovered that it was 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Zinfandel, and 12% Syrah!
Got Zin and Syrah right away!

On the nose I found cedar, tobacco, oak, vanilla extract and black currants. Quite an aroma on this one, with each of the grapes seeming to contribute well to the nose. In the mouth I found lots of dark fruit and would describe the wine as smoky. The flavors were roast meat, blackberries and currants. I’m really loving these red blends, and this one was especially well-balances and went fantastically well with the pizza. However, I am a little concerned with the price tag, but am willing to let it go because I was very much impressed with the blend.

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4 Responses

  1. You are getting good at this! Well done. See, it is possible to train a palate (if you drink enough wine…)

    And the pizza looks pretty fantastic. Why not have it every other day?

  2. Love the label! Pizza is such a great thing to make. You can easily make a different one every other day with all the fresh veggies out there and loads of different cheeses. Wow, it’s 8:15 am and now I want a pizza!

  3. That’s cool that you could distinguish the Zinfandel and Syrah. They smell almost the same to me. I’m going to have to drink more wine to train my nose!

  4. Oh, Dr.Debs, I would love to eat the pizza every other day….but that would require me making the dough! That’s a project in and of itself!

    Winedeb, it’s actually one of the club members! The winery offers a toss your name in the hat for all female club members and the names that are drawn get to come pose for a label.

    Orion Slayer, I am always an advocate of drinking more wine!

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