Originally Posted by gomestar
hmm, you do not look 4-0. Then again, I have to wear gafas to look late 20's. I wouldn't focus on something specifically from 1970, rather something older in general. '86 Bordeaux or '89 or even a Burg from a year like '91. Check K&L wines for some stuff or check Crush Wines here in NYC.
Cheers for the suggestions! I think the special vintage idea is going to have to sit on the backburner as my vino budget is not that big and one bottle of one of those would eat that budget up and still cost me extra!!!
Going to stick to a Spanish/Argentina theme for the most part and all of the food will be Spanish and Argentinean!
So, I left work early yesterday and headed into Just Grapes for a bottle of vino to have with the steaks I was going to grill up. We had a few wines open from the 1st Wednesday tasting that I wanted to taste but none really stuck out; at least for what I was going to pair them with. Besides, I had my mind, and heart, set on the bottle I did bring home! I’ve been tasting it every time I was in the store since we brought it in and just had to bring it home. If I could, I would have purchased a few bottles, but due to the low nature of my cost, I was restricted to but a single bottle of the 2005, Iron Horse, BDX-3, T-T Vineyards, Alexander Valley:
It’s a Bordeaux blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, and 8% Petit Verdot! It’s a lovely deep ruby and garnet colour with lots of depth. The nose is lush, full of dark fruit aromas accented with notes of cedar spice box and mint! The palate is equally lush, with supple plum and blackberry flavours with just the right hints of oaky spice. The tannic structure was near perfect to me, supple and silky, but with just enough grip to handle the rich steaks! The finish seemed to last forever and was so smooth, with added hints of chocolate and plum. This wine exhibited an almost perfect balance of earth and fruit that I think it would appeal to both new and old world lovers alike! I so wish I could buy a case of this wine!
The steaks on the flame:
And ready to eat:
Salud my friends!!!