My love for wine and the wine club (Firstleaf) that Mom joined, continues to grow. My palate gets increasingly diversified every week. I am still supposed to be taking it a bit easy with my leg and so wine calms my nerves and anxiety and lets me just relax. I can’t wait to play with my friends again, but until then I have made a friend in what mom calls “fermented kool aid.” I am back to my red wine this week with a red blend.
This week’s wine review: Hawthorne Grove-Dark and Spicy Red 2014
Tasting Notes: A dark burgundy color with more transparent edges when tilted on it’s side. Notes of cherries, plums and pepper hit my palate. There is an initial acidic taste but mellows out with a smooth finish.
Price Point: $20
Where to buy: First Leaf Wine Club
Dukes Rating: This was a better wine than the weeks past. There is something about red wine that makes all my worries go away.