|Chloe (l) and Rory (r)|
But waiting for me downstairs are two little girls who will lick and cuddle the shock away. For the record, they are a Maltese named Chloe and a mostly-Maltese named Rory. And when the Winey Nest emptied of the human offspring, I decided that it was high time to write a winey series that focused on the new regime of children in the Winey House: the dogs.
Luckily, there are many enlightened wineries out there who have doggie themed wines. So I'll be focusing on them for a while.
|Thing 1 and Thing 2|
Fred's Red is a rusty maroon color and has aromas of cherry, strawberry and smoke. The first flavors that come through when you sip are berries, then mocha and a wisp of smoke and a tinge of oak. Later on you'll taste some dark spices and feel some very supple tannins. It's smooth in the mouth and is full of wonderful flavors and tastes. It's nicely fruit forward (I know there is some Zinfandel in there) but with enough of the mocha and smoke to keep the fruit from being obnoxious. Layered and balanced and bursting with taste. This is a very, very good doggie. The Winey Dogs would be proud (if I let them drink wine, which I don't.)
This is a wonderful sipping wine. Drink it if you like your reds velvety and fruity with a touch of mocha. Or if you are now