Wine Name: Cat’s Meow, 2nd Bottling
Alcohol Content: 14.19%
Blend: 70% Blaufrankisch, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Mourvedre
Description: “…incredible blackberry jamminess to the nose, intermingled with the soft scents of roasted prickly pear and watermelon; after decanting, notes of plum also appear. Notes of clove-spiced plums, black cherry, cassis, and intermingle with the aforementioned prickly pear, and blackberry jam, making for a sort of dark fruit salad character.” ~ As reviewed by The Wine Monk: http://azwinemonk.wordpress.com
Winemaker’s Notes: Blaufrankisch deserves to age. It can be harsh when young, but a little patience brings reward. This grape is exclusive to Dragoon Mountain Vineyard in Arizona and John McLoughlin treats it as the prize that it is. Lushly textured and teeming with new found varietal distinction, a benefit of ripening in the warm AZ sun.
Pairings: BBQ tenderloin with garlic mashed potatoes or smoked tofu burger, Mushroom risotto or pungent cheeses like Stilton or deeply aged Gouda.
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