Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Wednesday's Wine of the Week!
What is it: Evodia - 2009 Spanish Old Vine Garnacha
The first time I tried this wine was at a wine tasting and they asked me what I smelled. I said, "to be honest, burnt tires." I figured this was going to get a chuckle, but the guy actually said that is one of the most common answers! Well, I had to try it, so I was surprised when the taste was full - smooth and spicy! I loved it and bought a bottle.
This time, when the bottle was decanted, and ready for some tasting, I poured some in my glass. Then I took a large inhale to smell and it smelled completely different- but better!!! I smelled spice and blackberry. I took a sip and also tasted spice with a blackberry finish.
Was this because my nose knew what my mouth tasted last time? Who knows....but it's a common one around this house, and now you try it!
Happy Wine Wednesday everyone! Work week is halfway through:)