Wine Wednesday – French

Oh la la!

Just when I think my palate has gone off wine (how the hell is that possible?), I go rogue.  Opening 4 bottles in a night –

1 Chilean Cabernet, 1 California Cabernet, 2 French left bank Bordeaux

I’ve long suspected I’m a Francophile — after all I’ve gone to Paris for new year’s for almost 20 years! — and my wine tasting proves it!

** 2006 Domus Aurea Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon — As much as I love Chile, I didn’t love this wine.  But it was first in my tasting and my taste buds may not have been ‘on alert.’

2006 Domus Aurea Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

** 2006 Wattle Creek Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon — liked this.  Things were starting to look up!  Finally, an inexpensive wine I liked.

2006 Wattle Creek Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

It was the 3rd bottle that grabbed me for a big sloppy kiss! A French Bordeaux, bien sur!

Chateau Beaumont Haut – Medoc Bordeaux

Now that I know my palate is being a picky “biatch,” I’ll continue to drink on!

NOTE: No bottles of wine were poured down the drain in the writing of this blog.  Discarded bottles are given to a co-worker, Jacob. He drinks most anything happily.  Team Jacob!

 

Writen by Chanel Babe

Hitting my stride in my 50s. An eclectic collector of wine, Chanel(r) purses, vintage teapots, cowboy boots and travel adventures. This is my MIDLIFE adventure . Welcome onboard~

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