Monthly Archives: February 2008
I am off for a week-long wine tour of South Africa! I’ll be keeping a journal while I am there and will post when I get back. In non-South Africa news, the 2006 Saint Cosme CDR is drinking great right now. That’s now a 4-year run of excellence for my favorite under $15 red.
I was floored tasting The Yard, from Western Australia. Coming in at a modest (for Australia) 13.5% alcohol, The Yard, while still having quintessential Aussie Shiraz character, also had astonishing acidity and some real complexity. Yes there was fruit and it was rich, but it was just one component in a BALANCED wine. It seemed [...]