Before I begin, I’d just like to say thank you. Thanks to those who come by and visit my place here. Thanks for your encouragement, your support, for the extremely witty, funny and kind words you say sometimes, and thanks for putting up with the occasional crabby post like the one I did yesterday.
Today I got a phone call from my friend the decorator. She said the newspaper people wanted to know when they were getting my photos and they wanted them like NOW, man. We settled on Thursday but I could tell they weren’t thrilled about it.
So when I came home tonight, I worked on processing the nearly 200 photos I took on Saturday, choosing the best and only working on them. And I’m glad to say that I’ve finished. They’re on a CD and ready to hand over. But this post isn’t about that. This post is about a lovely wine I had over the weekend. And if I hadn’t finished the bottle, I’d be having a glass right now to celebrate a job well-done. Well actually no, I wouldn’t be having a glass right now, as I rarely drink during the week.
Colores Del Sol is a malbec from Argentina and its flavor totally surprised me. I picked up a couple of malbecs last week and of the two, I enjoyed this one far more than the other. And at under $10 a bottle, this is an exceptional value.
Colores del Sol meaning “Colors of the Sun” is a Malbec that captures the exciting, alluring qualities of the Malbec grape in a wine which utilized modern, high-quality winemaking. The vineyards in Mendoza are among the highest in the world – therefore, closest to the sun where the sun's light is most pure. That pure light reflects from grapes and vines like a starburst, revealing all the colors of the sun. The grapes are watered with pure melted snow channeled from the Andes, using a centuries-old irrigation system inherited from the native settlers, the Huarpes Indians.
~ From the website
And since I don’t do ‘wine-speak’, I’ll let the expert say it:
2008 Colores del Sol Malbec Reserva is absolutely stunning in the glass with its deep dark garnet color, followed by enormous aromas of cherries, blackberry, currant and tea, with a finish of smoke, spice and caramel, that is full-bodied with ample tannins.
~ Doug Harmon, wine consultant
What he said. And I love the beautiful insignia on the bottle, too.
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .