13 June 2014

Ovid 2008 Napa Valley

Oh my, what a delightful bottle!  We shared it at Metro Wine Bar in Oklahoma City.  I enjoyed it with braised beef short ribs.  Heavenly!

Ovid’s 2008 blend is composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot.

The wine a deep burgundy, more red than purple, with a full, lush body.

After decanting, the nose smacked of cinnamon and petrol, with ripe fruits as well.

The taste was bursting with more fruit on the tip of the tongue and a roundness that was quite pleasing.  Midpalate I was hit with spices and vanilla.  The finish lingered with structured tannins and the taste of toasted walnuts.


Books: Finished A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip and now I'm halfway through Grant Morrison's Supergods.

Bottles: Ravenswood Petite Sirah 2012.

Writing: Done!  Working on revising the query now.

Guitar: Looking at "Mother."