Day 8 | The Chateau Bel-Air Ouy, 2000
This bordeaux blend, from the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru area in France, is a great red to bring home to impress the hostess with the mostest or serve with your holiday meal. The dark plum color of the wine is matched in elegance by the fruit-forward taste, with a slight sweetness, very long finish, smooth tannins, and hints of tobacco, dark chocolate, strawberry. As the staff at Tastings say, celebrate your holiday with the Ouy-Vey!
Day 9 | Qupe’s Roussanne “Bien Nacido Hillside Estate,” 2008
Qupe presents this lush on the palate white wine – great for the holidays. A product of the Santa Maria Valley’s Bien Nacido Vineyards, this wine is bright with acidity, and exhibits green pear aromas, ripe peach flavors, with honey and hints of marzipan.
Thanks to Bill Curtis at Tastings for his vast knowledge!