Friday, July 25, 2008
Warner Vineyards – South Haven Tasting Room 7/13/08
A friendly, young blonde woman was working the room – this was our first winery of the trip and took us off to a good start.
Gewurztraminer – Spice and apricot nose / sweet, stone fruit, good acid – well done.
Cabernet Franc – Earthy nose / dry, good tannic structure, tobacco and black currant
Cabernet Sauvignon – Cherry nose, smooth and mellow, blackberry and some plum, good but unexciting.
Merlot – Quite acidic, cherry, and overall rather light in body.
Veritas – Mellow vanilla nose. No tannins to speak of, smooth overall, vanilla and blueberry – a good pizza wine.
Port – The nose was like smelling a landfill – thick with honey and caramel notes, a touch of raisin and maybe some tobacco with a strong burn.