Feb 28th, 2005
My conclusion, after paying attention to the wine I drink in hopes of having something to post here, is that I drink a lot of mediocre wine. Not bad wine, not post-college El Gato Negro wine, but just inoffensive cheapish wine. I'm not opposed to spending money on good wine, but I guess I'm afraid of spending the money and having the wine turn out to still just be mediocre. I think I need to do some reading for specific suggestions, that or cajole Warner into posting here.
That said, here are two wines that I've purchased lately that are mildly interesting. The first is Evolution #9 by the Oregon winery Sokol Blosser. This is the 8th edition of this fairly cheaply priced melange of 9 different varieties of wine. From the label, "as luck would have it, a random number of varietals took a liking to each other and decided to become a lush, off-dry, somewhat tropical wine with a crisp finish." I have a sentimental attachment to this winery, as the Sokol-Blosser's are old friends of my mom's, but they're also pretty well-known in Oregon circles. This is a drinking wine, not a knock your socks off wine, but it's good and different every year. I've tasted it most years since it's inception. Priced around $12 - $14.
The other will have to wait, kids are wining.