Archive for November, 2008

Flying Goat Pinot Gris

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Because it was such a beautiful 80 degree Santa Barbara day today we decided to open a bottle of white wine.  I selected the Flying Goat 2006 Pinot Gris (Santa Maria Valley).  I’m not sure where I got it.  I think maybe Keri gave it to us. Bouquet of apricot, nutty caramel and pear.  Very smooth and not too sweet. Easy to drink by itself. Definitely would purchase it in the future.

Fab GSM – Kaena Hapa

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

This is my new favorite Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre blend.  Terrific harmony in this fabulous full-bodied wine.  Love the flavors and aromas of dark fruit perfectly balanced with hints of cocoa and spice.  This wine has enough backbone to lay down for awhile plus, it has the staying power to hold up for a couple days after opening – not too many wines can tout that!  Just great all around and well worth the $36