I opened a bottle of Blueprint Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006 (Lail Vineyards) from Napa Valley. It boasted beautiful aromas of mixed berry preserves, cassis, pencil lead and a hint of green pepper. Upon tasting, I noted juicy dark fruits, blueberry pie and some oak. It was rounded, ever-evolving and absolutely delicious. This bottle had great structure, generous tannins, and was rather hard to articulate as it changed when it breathed so I really enjoyed savoring it slowly.
That’s what I love about wine. I have so much fun pairing the right bottle with the food I am enjoying, the weather outside and my mood on any given day. So even though it felt like life pelted me with some grapes today, this bottle helped ease the pain by reminding me that even when the blueprint of our life gets wrinkled once in a while, things generally work out. Sláinte! TCW