20 March 2014
Ovide en Cerise 2009
A bottle! It's been so long since I've written about one.
Ovide en Cerise comes from K Vintners, one of my favorites. They're mostly known for their single-vineyard Syrahs, like K Pheasant Vineyards and K Wahluke Slope. They make many other amazing wines, though, including The Boy (a unique and delicious Grenache), Roma en Chamberlin, and, of course, Ovide en Cerise.
Ovide is a blend of Cabernet and Syrah (67/33). It's a beautiful blood-red color in the glass, dark and mysterious. The nose is full of potent berry and mineral notes, along with hints of licorice and bay. I'm a huge fan of K's Syrahs, but the addition of Cabernet definitely adds a different sort of power to this wine.
The taste - so very much red fruits. The tannins were chewy, not woodsy like I was expecting from the smell. Ovide displayed a kind of raisiny, dried-fruit character on the finish. Surprisingly succulent.
I shared this bottle of Ovide with my good friends to belatedly celebrate their birthdays. We enjoyed it with cheese and Italian cured meats - both delicious, and the wine stood up to the salty goodness quite well.
I quite enjoyed Ovide en Cerise. I wish I had more.
Books: Nearly done with Paddle Your Own Canoe, and I've started The Maze Runner.
Bottles: The above. I am going to a wine bar later this week for some new adventures, plus I have a couple bottles with me here in Nashville that may need enjoyment: 2010 Telegraph La Crau (rouge) and 2009 Dashe Late Harvest Zinfandel. Neither are new to me, but this level of cellaring is new. Exciting!
Writing: Proceeding apace with the edit. I'm getting more and more ruthless. I think I am on track to hit my goal of 90,000 - maybe even 80,000.
Guitar: "One of These Days" still. I am loving the lap steel.