My tongue is black from the plumy dark kiss I just received from Gifford Hirlinger, 2008 Cab Blend. Ripe with fresh fruitiness, this juice is a taste of cherry poppin’ tartlet. Its mouthwatering ashiness, gives a slight feeling of just-kissed by a smoker. Oh, you say it like it’s a bad thing! And it is, but only for a moment. Then, the kiss turns inside out — taken over by throaty tannins and warm delight. This wine throws down and satiates.
Photo: Gifford Hirlinger
Posted by Teri Citterman