red wine for your valentine
Feb. 11, 2011 5:16 pm
Updated: Mar. 27, 2011 10:57 am
I opened a bottle of wine last night that was like a perfect Valentine to the senses. It was the
2008 Firehouse Red from Tamarack Cellars in Walla Walla, WA.
The first thing that struck me was its ridiculous perfume! If you have a big, oversized tulip-shaped wine glass, I’d drink it from there. The big, rounded glass will help capture the fragrance.
I didn't drink from a big rounded glass, and it was still stunning.
Then came the beautiful velvety mouth feel and layers of Valentine’s Day-appropriate flavors--a little bit of chocolate, some spice, and bright red fruit.
And best of all, it’s not terribly expensive. It’s Tamarack’s least expensive label, actually.
Around here (Seattle), I’ve seen it for $14. But it could run to about $18 or $20, I suppose.
Happy Valentine’s Day!