Sunday, February 21, 2010

What I'm Drinking

Tonight watching a great line up of winter sports with men's combined skiing and USA vs Canada in hockey. Take out Chinese from Ling Ling (it's excellent!) in Basking Ridge and a terrific bottle of 1990 Chinon from Olga Raffault. These are perhaps some of the best buys on the market if you are looking for old school, mature and lovely wine. 100% Cabernet Franc from vineyards around the Loire Valley village of Chinon, and cellared at the Domain, it has a good ruby garnet color and an expressive nose of earth, leather, & forest floor with sweetly scented herbs and a cool elegance from start to finish that keeps the mature tones fresh, in check, and in balance. It is long, lingering and thought provoking. If you are looking for inky, black/purple, saturated, unctuous, extracted, mocha, oak, berries and vanilla swimming in 15+ degrees of alcohol, this isn't your wine. This is cool, laid back and mature, all delivered in an elegant refined package weighing in at about 12.5% of alcohol for which I'll be thankful tomorrow! Available in limited quantities while it lasts. To purchase go to 56 Degree Wine and search on Olga Raffault or Chinon. An extraordinary value at $60/bottle.

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