Seattle Wine Blog

This blog is dedicated to commentary on all aspects of wine, especially short entries to help you find the best wines without the usual hype and spin. These are my frank, independent opinions, usually based on tasting wine at a public event, off the shelf or at the winery. "All creative acts must arise out of a specific soil and flicker with a spirit of place" -D.H. Lawrence

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Splurge Of The Week - 2003 Red Sky Bordeaux Style Blend

We just opened a bottle of 2003 Red Sky Bordeaux Style Blend and it was just as beautiful as I remembered it at the winery. The label is confusing! It only says 2003 Red Sky. Look for the small print that says Cabernet Sauvignon 57%, Merlot 36%, Cabernet Franc 7%. The wine has a nice nose of raspberries and cedar, deep color, and good backbone. Not as austere as most Bordeaux, it is medium bodied and perfectly balanced. This wine is soft and elegant like a Margaux and ready to drink now. We had it with lamb and mild cheese such as Brie. It is delicious. Treat yourself and splurge on a bottle, or a case if you can afford it, although this is probably not a wine the lay down in your cellar as it will probably be at it's best during the next two years (about $30).

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