I Like a Wine with a Temper

Catherine said slyly “I like a man with a temper,” as she sat across the dinner table from her husband Stephan. The German sat sandwiched between them and Ryan Seacrest pervaded the background with “Idol” finalist elimination commentary. It was our own version of Open That Bottle Night and The German selected a Burgess, Napa Valley, 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine proved special and provocative. It detonated dark fruit, currant, black berry, sour cherry and pomegranate. And through its tepid temperament came soft tannins and traces of coffee grounds. Mature and balanced with a medium finish, this wine shows austerity with hints of jest. The only thing it fakes is interest and that’s what we liked best. Divine.

Where’s we get this German? I’ll post when I know.

Photo: Burgess Cellars


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