*** I received this wine as a sample. ***
Sunday in the A Glass After Work Household tends to be errand day. Hubby and I usually head out in the morning for brunch before going grocery shopping. As he prepares the food for the week, I straighten up and do the laundry. After that, we head back out for whatever else still needs to be done, like trips to the wine store, a Best Buy run, and maybe even a quick peak in Barnes and Noble if we finished everything else. After that, it’s home to get in a run, set up my blog posts for the week, and finish up so that Hubby and I can relax and enjoy the Sunday HBO show (right now, it’s Game of Thrones, but countdown to the True Blood Season premiere has begun).
Last Sunday, there was slight kink in the plans because our condo building lost power. So, instead of finishing the laundry, I opened a bottle of wine and settled into the new trashy novel that I started reading at the pool.
The 2007 Chatom Vineyards Merlot (winery) was a deep ruby, with big drippy wine legs. On the nose, there were cooking spices and alcohol followed Dr. Brown’s Black Cherry soda. In the mouth, there were cloves and cinnamon mixed with dark plums and black cherries, followed by the slightest hint of vanilla. The wine had surprising acidity mixed with a luscious, medium body.
Is this worth a glass after work? Sure…you won’t be drinking anything out of the ordinary, but you’ll have a decent, reliable glass of wine. At a suggested retail price of $20, this is a food friendly wine sure to make any Merlot-lover happy. Admittedly, I preferred Chatom Vineyards Zinfandel, although I tend to like Zinfandel better than Merlot. This wine definitely needed a little time to breath, which helped soften the wine and bring out the flavors. All in all, it was the perfect wine to help me sink into the decadence of my latest trashy pool novel.
Question of the Day: Do you have a particular day that you run errands or do you try to spread your errands out? Do you treat yourself to some type of reward for getting everything accomplished?
Suggested Retail Price: $20
Received as a sample.
Overall: 3 Corks