Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Just when you find a good wine....

it's sold out! There is a winery, Jasper Winery, about four miles from where I live. On Thursday nights during the summer they have their Summer Concert Series celebrating the summer and local music. You take your lawn chairs for an evening of relaxing on the lawn enjoying the music. They grill burgers and brats, and sell wine, sangria and beer by the glass.
Last week we tried a wine we hadn't tasted before. It was a 2009 Noiret, a fairly new variety (2006), which produced an EXCELLENT dry red wine with  pepper aromas and good tannin structure. It was so good we bought a bottle--ONE bottle. That bottle is now gone and we were told they were getting towards the end of their supply so we ran down there today to pick up several more bottles. Imagine how sad we were to find it was sold out.
We didn't leave empty handed, though. We picked up two bottles of Chancellor, a medium-bodied red displaying  characteristic aromas of cedar and plum, with a dark and rich berry flavor, and a bottle of coffee stout from their beer brewery, Madhouse Brewing Company, in Newton.

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