How To Be A Snob: Drinking Alcohol - The Watchtower of Destruction: The Ferrett's Journal
How To Be A Snob: Drinking Alcohol|
|Date:||February 26th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)|| |
Are you serious? I thought only Rieslings had the petrol nose.
Cabernet Francs, too. And Chambourcins, to a lesser extent.
It's kind of cool, actually. We picked Cab Franc in October, and those grapes are so sweet smelling on the vine and in the bin, and they taste like candy. But after fermenting, you'd swear you were in a motorcycle garage. When we were bottling Cab Franc last year, a guest in the tasting room yelled "Jesus Christ! You guys working on a truck down there?"
We all laughed so hard, and the vintner invited the guy down for a barrel tasting. It's fun to watch someone's face light up when they get to be that close to the process.
I think it was worth drilling through this entire thread just for posts like this!