Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Tasting of a New Wine

Last evening we had friends over to try a new bottle of very nice wine from a new winery.
The wine is called Continuum, the winery is in Oakville, and the owners are the youngest son and daughter of Robert Mondavi. Continuum is 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc (my favorite), and 19% Petit Verdot. A lovely wine, dense, beautifully harmonious, rich and aromatic with very expressive and generous flavors. It has a warm and enveloping entry, rich middle palete and long finish.Descriptors include rose petals, brown spice, sandalwood and cardamon, lingering with flavors of graphite and licorice on the finish. It shows a suppleness and generosity that makes it approachable now, with a firmness of supple tannis that promise a long and beautiful life. We have 2 more bottle, one we plan to open in another 5 years, and the last in 10 years.

We enjoyed the wine tasting in the family room.
I paired the wine with brie and Camozola, water crackers & baguettes. Soft flavors to enhance not over power the tasting.
This is the bottle of wine we so enjoyed.
The dinner table.

1 comment:

African Kelli said...

Yum! What did you think of the wine? That looks like such a nice evening!