Labor Day has come and gone and I hope everyone was able to celebrate our nation's observance of the day! We were in Park City, Utah enjoying the holiday hiking, eating, visiting with old friends, and meeting new friends. We were visiting a friend of my oldest daughter back in July and they were serving the most amazing wines that I wanted to share with you!
The first one Jeff and Ellen served was a Bond Estate 2009 Matriarch Napa Valley Red Wine ($150). Click on the name to take you to the Bond Estates website. It's like no other website I've ever seen. This wine was outstanding, as all their wines are. They all score in the 90's by everyone I saw online. "According to KPB on Cellar Tracker, this wine is richly colored: plummy red/black. Very aromatic with red currants and cassis, stone dust, leather, tobacco, and vanilla. The new oak is evident on the nose right now. Tannic but in a soft, chewy way; balanced acidity, long finish." Bond wines are all Cabernet Sauvignon based.
The second bottle they opened was an Owen Roe 2009 Abbot's Table ($20). Winemaker notes - "Always a favorite, and always just a little different! This Abbot's Table is very reflective of the beautiful warm growing season in Washington during 2009. With long warm days the fruit developed fabulous ripe, deep, rich flavors. This very balanced and smooth Abbot's Table has the signature velvety mouth feel with a lattice of gentle tannins to support generous ripe flavors of bold red and black fruit, plums, and dark cherries. There's just a hint of spice and white pepper to give the finish a lasting lift."
Thanks Jeff and Ellen for a wonderful pre-July 4th wine tasting! I know Natalie was glad to see you! We enjoyed your company as well! Fun people-fabulous wines!