Last weekend was an important weekend. Middle daughter was bringing home the boyfriend to meet the parents. Youngest daughter came home, I think to observe, and hope for some excitement. Well, if she was hoping for drama, she was disappointed. Because said boyfriend came in bringing two bottles of wine for us! Apparently I am completely shallow and you can totally win me over with a couple bottles of wine.
Crios de Susanna Balbo, 2006. 50% Syrah and 50% Bonardo. Mendoza. (This is the wine boyfriend brought, so we had to look up on the web to see approximate cost – $15) They say: very juicy and enticing with lushly layered plum sauce, black licorice, fig cake and boysenberry notes that glide over round tannins. We say: full flavored, creamy, fruity. Buy again – definitely. Boyfriend – a keeper.
Pasa A Paso, 2007. Tempranillo. $11.99. We say: a little fruity, tangy, a bit of vanilla. Buy again – yes!