I have started reading The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil because I have started working at an awesome Wine, Beer and Specialty Food store: Brix Bottleshop here in town.
While I am pretty confident about Washington wines and to some degree Oregon and Idaho wines my global knowledge is a little lacking. This book has mostly good reviews and is used in several sommolier training courses so I thought it would be a good guide. My friend Justina ( who is knowledgable to the utmost) hates it for some reason, but I am reading on with caution.
The first area covered in the book is Bordeaux so tonight I sampled a lovely white variety:
The Chateau Ducasse Bordeaux 2013 reasonably priced around $16.
The nose is subtle, a bit mineral and floral with a bit of citrus.
Initially in the mouth, the wine has light lemon zest and orange blossom with a bit of nice mineral, it softens by the end with a touch of honey.
This is a very lovely drinkable wine indeed I'm finding it hard to limit myself to one glass. It fills the mouth with subtle complex flavor in a fantastic smooth way and is excellent with food.
Tonight I made a ratatouille/polenta bake hibrid with eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, polenta and onion with a bit of Italian herbs, ricotta and Parmesan and the wine partnered quite well.
This is one I will most definitely come back to.... Some day after I explore a bunch of other wines on my journey through the Wine Bible.
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