The Shotgun Blog
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Another Great Wine Find
If you find yourself bored this weekend with what you have in your wine cellar, or that dingy spot under your stairs where you keep your wine (probably just as good if you aren't storing $1000 bottles), swing out to your local wine store and try to get a bottle of Amador Foothill winery's 2005 Katie's Cote, a blend of 54% grenache and 46% syrah (red wine if those grapes are new to you) produced at this family-owned winery East of Sacremento, an area not well-known for producing outstanding wines.
The wine is features a refined blast of blackberry and plum, with a little of the syrah's spiciness thrown in for balance and good measure. This is a rustic wine, unfined and virtually unfiltered, yet it is has balance and was enjoyable from the first sip to the last. The catch (as was the case with my previous Blue Shadows music post) is that this wine may be hard to find. Only 300 cases of the 2005 bottling were produced. I found mine in Calgary at Britannia Wine Merchants. If you're in the neighbourhood, pop in and see if they have a bottle, or go to their website, where I note that the wine is still listed as being for sale at $29.95, whether or not that is still the case.
Off to open another new bottle......hhhhmmmmm......what to open?
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