Ken was making a wonderful lamb stew for dinner so we thought this would be a great pairing. I uncorked the bottle at noon as we were told it needs to aerate quite a few hours. (That was new information for us)
Then at 1:00 pm we decanted into our glass holder (for lack of a better explanation). We also tried our first taste, be it a very small one. The color is a pale red, the nose is very light (difficult to tell with a slight cold) but the finish is l.o.n.g......
At 4:00 we decided to indulge in another taste. This time the nose had changed for me, apples? The feeling in my mouth was very light and smooth with a wonderful long finish.
6p.m. was dinner and we were eager to eat and enjoy our wine. The stew did not overwhelm the wine or vice versa nice pairing. The wine was delicious and very smooth no tannins.
We purchased a few more to cellar, should be interesting the next time we uncork. I am glad we broke out of the box and tried something new.
It's all personal preference of what you do or do not like and that is the fun of "discovery".
Thanks to Lisa........Until next time.