Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt
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le wine blog™

From today's Seattle P-I:

"Kentucky-based Brown-Forman, is making special, low-carb wines, One.6 Chardonnay and One.9 Merlot, named after the number of carbohydrates in a 5-ounce serving. Brown-Forman makes Jack Daniel's and Southern Comfort and also is a leading wine producer, owning California-based Fetzer Vineyards among others."

That's right: low carb wines. Stop the insanity!

Meanwhile, in other bottles:

2002 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek riesling, $11. Got to share this with Martin last night. This is, I think, one of the best American rieslings out there. The thing is, though, that it's fairly sweet: definitely nearing Auslese sugar levels. I imagine it'd be pretty fantastic if you could lay it down for a decade. As it stands, though, steer clear if you like your riesling dry. I don't think I'd buy it again but I would be tempted to try an old bottle of this stuff.

2001 Anfora zinfandel, $7. Martin also got to experience the heartbreak of 2,4,6-trichloroanisole first hand last night - yup, another corked bottle. This wine was fantastic in late 2002, kind of fading in 2003, and it seems to be holding steady in the "not as good as it used to be" department, and possibly even getting better. Due to the low price of this stuff I bought a case in early 2003, and I've been kind of tracking it as it changes. Still six bottles left... haven't decided the swilling schedule for those yet though.
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