Thursday, June 25, 2015

Champagne Reflected In the Glass...

“There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.”  Bette Davis

No major words or prose, just a cute little celebration upon our late night arrival to Poughkeepsie to begin yet another chapter in the life of two who found romance in the most unlikely of places. In keeping with the theme of "Vino Vignettes," We lift and toast to Champagne Reflected in the Glass. 

The bottle of LaCantera Carinena Reserva 2006 was the first bottle of wine that we sampled from our Virgin wine club shipment. It was late and we were just looking to wind down after a very long drive. I was ever so delighted to have brought a couple bottles with us on our trip. Immediately after opening the bottle we poured and didn't give it ample time to breathe. The first sip was a bit metallic in taste, but, as my experience shows, that is typically because it needs to breathe. After a few minutes, I resumed my sipping to discover a very fruity, dark fruit, black raspberry with a hint of plum, swirled with a very smokey fine cigar finish in the back of the throat. It was delightful and as you can see by the Champagne reflection that he was in fact very pleased with LaCantera Carinena, Reserva 2006. This wine is rated at 87 points and while some complaints were found online, most were favorable just like ours. 

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