Friday, 20 November 2009
Christmas tipple 1.
Vinogirl, using her wine industry discount has managed to provide me with a couple of bottles of Far Niente Cabernet, for me one of the finest Napa valley wines I have tasted. In England the shelf of American wines in nearly all outlets both large and small is nearly always rather pitiable,just a random selection of rather inferior products. In Napa however the shops are packed with the thousands of wines available,many of them far superior to much available from the usual over priced suspects (hello premier cru's). The overall high alcohol level and general robust qualities do sometimes mask the immediate subtleties but in all they are more than worth the effort. Far Niente in particular produce a Cabernet that will this festive season grace the OTW family table both in California and England...cheers!