February 20th, 2003


TN: Laurel Glen 1998 Terra Rosa

Came home at the usual hour tonight, but it took twice as long as usual due to some mystery traffic. It's apparently disappeared the mailman as well - there's no mail today. Sniff.

Anyhow, had the last of the leftover Thai ground beef with mint extravaganza and popped open a bottle of Chilean cabernet sauvignon. It cost $8, and I'm not sure when I bought it, but it was probably at K&L, guessing by the price sticker on the bottle. There's some basic info on this stuff here.

It's good, surprisingly. A lot of the "dead wine rack" in the basement consists of Chilean cabernet, but this one is better than average, possibly because it's really 20% Carmenére. Smooth, sweet, nothing really fascinating or compelling, but good drinkin'. Sometimes that's exactly what hits the spot - it can't be weird varietals or head-bashing tannins all the time, nicht wahr?