This Red Rose Lane Sonoma County Signature Reserve 2005 is simply wonderful. I am so pleased. One deep whiff of this wine and I knew it was going to be exceptional. On the nose is boysenberry and oak — a lovely, aromatic, and enticing beginning as I explore this wine. In the glass it is deep garnet. On the palate is cherries, vanilla, and wood. This is just delicious. There is nothing I would change about this wine. It has the right balance of dry/fruit/tannins. This is a blend of Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon – wow!
I am going to serve this wine with a typical Sunday night dinner at the Werner household: a just-out-of-the-oven loaf of whole-wheat bread and a soup from the leftover turkey. . . I simmered the turkey carcass yesterday with garlic and onions. I put it all together today with potatoes and vegetables. It will be a savory and delicious soup.
Tom: This Red Rose Lane Sonoma County Signature Reserve 2005 is luscious. The three-quarters merlot, one-fifth syrah, and a touch of cab make for a great fruit-forward and tannic combination. This will be good with our soup and would be good with anything where we want the red wine to be big and jammy.
Today is my mother’s birthday. She’s raised five kids, has eight grandchildren, has lived in at least ten homes, and probably swam laps today. Here’s a picture of her with Tom and Melody from a recent family get-together.