Tuesday, November 2, 2010
'The Other' Red 2008
Label was everything with this wine. I'd seen it before in the wine store we visit while in the Chicago area, and this time I impulse purchased based on the theory that wine with a naked lady on the label's gotta be good. The Other is made at Peirano Estate Vineyards in Lodi California and is a blend. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 10% Syrah.
I thought this wine was ok. I haven't tasted a lot of blended wines to say whether this one particularly well blended. It definitely benefited from breathing. I sipped after 10 min in my glass and it needed to sit for another 20 min or so. The bite mellowed out a bit and I could taste a bit of plum or fruit to it that I think comes from the merlot. I associate plum flavors with merlot. Two days after sitting in the decanter and the wine is still good. I can taste the beginnings of oxidation but the initial bite is still there but much mellower than the first night.
My theory of naked ladies on the label has so far panned out. This wine wasn't bad, although I'm not sure I'd go out and buy it again.