Wednesday, October 19, 2011

2006 Terlato Devils' Peak

At my anniversary dinner with my wife, we ordered a bottle of the 2006 Terlato Devils' Peak. A blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec (mostly the Cab Franc), I thought it might be a good choice for the variety of foods we were ordering (steak, Caprese salad, seafood). I think I made a good choice.

The label proclaimed that the blend was a tribute to Red Bordeaux wines, and that's an apt description. It was a very balanced wine, a bit of spice, a bit of earth, but not too dry or too sweet, it was bold yet easy to drink. There was a distinct blueberry flavor, along with a bit of a floral taste. The nose was good, as were the legs. We enjoyed it from a decanter and this really extended the finish. It was--as is usual for me--a bit too complex for my palate, but that didn't affect my enjoyment level. Highly recommended, an excellent choice for a big meal.

Cheers, all.

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