I started transitioning to fall a bit early this past weekend. Instead of pounding the rose (which apparently was not an options for Hamptonites), we dove into some bigger reds.
First up was this Monteraponi, Chianti Classico, Italy, 2011.
Rather lush with deep, ripe cherry notes, high acidity and medium tannins, this was a great start to dinner.
We luxuriated with this beauty, Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf du Pape, France, 2006. It was a bit of a newer-world style, with more dominant fruit on the nose and palate, but the traditional earthy, savory tones still enhanced every sip.
It's almost time to bust out the sweaters but looks like my palate has a headstart.
Keep tasting, friends....