I'm making one of my now infrequent appearances just to wave at you and let you know I am still here and enjoying a glass of wine as always even though I am not writing to tell you about it.
But today I am.. I just feel like writing, and luckily it is about an enjoyable bottle I have been drinking over the past four nights. Tonight is the last 6 oz, sigh.
The wine is (was) the 2004 Murgatroyd from Twisted Oak Winery. I poured 1/4 of the bottle each into three splits for subsequent nights and sampled the remaining 1/4. That first quarter seemed rough and also on the high side alcohol-wise. Lots of fruit, but hot and with a good load of tannins.
On the remaining nights I drank it from a Riedel Sommelier Bordeaux glass (first night was from a Montrachet glass, which was probably a mistake) and gave it plenty of air time. That helped a lot because from then to the end, I had a nice, smooth wine. Lots of raspberry and black fruits that had a slightly tart cranberry edge to them to keep things interesting. The tannins were much more subdued and it had a nice balance of acidity.
Anyway, just wanted to do a bit of writing tonight and let you know about the Murgatroyd.
Now I will exit, stage left..