I was gifted a bottle of Silver Oak's 2007 Napa Cabernet for my birthday this year, and was super-excited to see it: 2007 was an amazing year for California wines.
The wine was a beautiful garnet color, and the nose was so powerful I could smell it while the glass was on the table and I stood above the freshly poured wine. It was truly remarkable, with hints of walnut, cedar, and slate. I could have breathed it forever.
I did not, however: I dove in and took a sip. It was a powerful wine, with bracing tannins matched perfectly by the wine's acidity, and dark fruit flavors that complemented more woodsy elements. It was smooth and mellow, truly a joy to drink.
I was lucky enough to share the wine with friends, and all of us enjoyed it immensely. I only wish I had more.
Books: Nearly finished with Wilderness Warrior (I know, I know...). Soon I get to start on The Cuckoo's Calling.
Bottles: Waiting for August wine club bottles.
Writing: Still no...though that will hopefully change soon.
Guitar: Nothing new for the week, as I am swamped with work and can't even make my lesson.