Hey all, I am traveling on business this week, sorry for the abbreviated blog.  But here are a couple of sweetheart wines that I have enjoyed recently.


Boekenhoutskloof 2007 Syrah

Don't try to say it, just drink it and enjoy. This South African Syrah is deep, dark and brooding. A ton of up front plum and spice followed by a very long finnish of cassis and just a hint of leather. It really is wonderful and made in a similar style to a top of the line Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Great mouth feel, really silky and not overly tannic. Let it breath for 30 minutes and enjoy. Boekenhoutskloof 2007 Syrah is a bit on the pricey side however coming in at about $42 per bottle. If you have a few extra bucks in your pocket and want to splurge, grab a bottle you will not be disappointed.




Josh Cabernet

For about $15 you can try JOSH Cellars 2007 Cabernet. It is readily available and is a good solid performer. I would not roll it out when your dinning with royalty but for an every nighter, it is not bad at all. Dark fruit on the front of the palette with a hint of cocoa, a bit of black current and just the slightest trace of oak.

Life is short, enjoy the wine,

DM