10.16.2009

2005 L de Lyeth Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon: Greg likes it, Victoria isn't so sure.


oct. 11, 2009: we had this californian with chicago-style seasoned steak that was first seasoned with seasoning salt, and steamed broccoli. greg liked it. he said it was smooth, and the nose is fruity and aromatic. he said he doesn't even taste it until it hits the back of his throat, and at that point it's kind of cherry. victoria said this wine seems acidic to her, but that may be because of the saltiness of the steak. with a little distance, and after a few sips of water, the wine reminds her of old leather. she thinks it almost may be sour. (she's fighting a lingering cold.) but greg thinks the steak seasoning and the fat within the steak brought out more flavor in the wine. victoria thinks the wine does improve as it warms up (we had chilled it significantly before we popped it open.) as it warms up, it has more flavor; but the last portion of the sip is almost rough to the mouth. 13.5 percent alcohol. $10.79 with 10 percent case discount at big red liquors.

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