Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a great New Years and you all got home safe not driving through traffic circles like someone in my neighborhood did. I had a long day at work and decided to stay home for the evening and then Ana convinced me to at least take her out to dinner which was ok except that the cheapest glass of wine was a KJ Chardonnay at $9 per glass, that's ridiculous. I decided to enjoy my water and enjoy the wine when we got home. So, we got home, watched a couple of movies and waited for the New Year to come and then danced to John Lennon singing Imagine. What wonderful words to bring in 2006 with. If only they would be realized by 2007.

Roederer Estate, Anderson Valley Brut

Anderson Valley is the place for Sparkling Wine according to Louis Roederer which is why he built a winery there to add to his portfolio of Champagne houses in France.

Color: Nice crisp straw color with fine bubbles dispersing evenly.
Nose: Green apple and grapefruit
Palate: Obviously bubbly, with lots of acidity that became a bit much by the end of the bottle.
Overall: If you can't tell from the above notes, I had a lot to drink last night and didn't write any notes down. Also, I am not the connoisseur of sparkling wines. I tend to think that the bubbles take a lot of the interesting flavors away. Anyhow, I did enjoy the evening with this wine and the price isn't bad either. I give it a B

So what did you drink last night? I would love to hear about what Sparkling or Champagne you had in the comments section of this blog.


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