06 August 2007

2003 Double T

The 2003 Double T is a proprietary Napa Valley claret blend of all five red Bordeaux grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec.

Pomegranate aromas and black cherry flavors, a pretty crisp mouth feel for a red, and a medium body that permits you to enjoy the long tail of this wine without the puckering and drying of heavy tannins. Like a newborn horse it's not perfectly balanced, but it's serviceable for an evening in with a good movie and the dogs at my feet. I enjoyed it on a Thursday night with a slab of Cognac-flavored pork paté and some crackers.

2 comments:

mjhughes76 said...

The pate sounds delicious. Where did you get it?

Benito said...

I actually got it from Kroger. The brand is Charcuterie La Tour Eiffel, which of course means that it is produced in... Quebec. I was quite happy with it, though higher quality paté can be found at Fresh Market, particularly those varieties that include delicious duck bits.