Sunday, September 28, 2014

Boeger Hangtown Red #49

Celebrating 5 years of the blog and the show tonight with an old favorite of mine - Boeger's Hangtown Red.
This is from Lot #49 - fitting as this wine is produced in the wild west town of Placerville, CA where many a 49er called home.

This blend is also fitting as it is made from 5 different varietals - Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Zinfandel - each adding to the wonderful mix that is the Hangtown Red. Swirling the glass around, the first flavor notes that hit the nose are a Cabernet "perfume" and then a bit of dark red fruit tones. On the tongue, more of the fruit - plum and raspberry- and some nice vanilla and leather earthiness.  This one has a wonderfully smooth finish with just a hint of astringency on the tongue, should go quite well with the Hanger Steak I have marinating in the fridge and soon to be grilling.  Also, the wine is quite a bargain at just about $7 down at my local Trader Joes.

Boeger Website -----> pushing the boundaries of winemaking

Hanger Steak Marinade ---- >  where's the beef

An overcast day out here on the Left Coast with a bit of drizzle - perfect day to stay home with some steak on the grill, chocolate a bit later and a bottle of Red.


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