This week I’ve had an well-deserved and ongoing affair with Jacob Franklin – the dark purple color gets me every single time. I think I’ve blogged him before, but he’s certainly worthy of another mention. Online. Elyse Winery. $65.00 and worth every penny.
I discovered Elyse when about the same time I discovered Grenache and fell in love with both. After my visit with the Elyse winery I also discovered the brotherly side of Elyse: Jacob Franklin – our shipment of Petite Sirah just arrived, and it is very good. $65.00 online.
I’ve said it before, but if I’m going to drink a Pinot Noir, I like it to be a bold and manly. And good. If there is one wine I can’t drink mediocre, it’s a Pinot Noir – I’m spicy like that. In my opinion, and I’m no expert, the darker the Pinot the better and this one has great color! Delicious. Of course, at $75.00 a bottle, it should be.
You guys are gonna get sick of my Napa Valley reviews real quick, I fear.
Deep, smooth and velvety. Lick it, love it, savor it, cover it in chocolate and then have passionate sex with it. I’ve certainly had my share of posh over-priced wines but there are few I’ve enjoyed as much as Rocket Science. One of my all time favorites, and not because it is 14.4% alcohol. $45.95.
33% Syrah, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot, 9% Tannat.
This is a seriously deliciously soft and earthy wine, although at $60 a pop it’s not your everyday table wine. This wine made me want to dance on the ceiling.
78% cabernet sauvignon, 9% cabernet franc, 9% merlot, 4% Petit Verdot