20 Aug 2013
What Wine Would You Put Away To Share With Your Child When They Become Legal?
1) Not spending the kid's college fund on the wine.
2) Finding a great representation of the 2013 vintage (either Northern or Southern Hemisphere).
3) Trying to foresee if the kid will actually even be remotely interested in drinking a stupid bottle of old wine with his lame parents (if they even use the term lame in 19 years).
Regardless, we are trying to figure out which wine might to the trick. First or second growth Bordeaux or Burgundy don't match point 1 so they are out. Given what we have found out about the harvest in the Southern Hemisphere, it looks really good. Maybe really good Argentinean Malbec or Aussie Cab Sauv or Shiraz?
The Northern Hemisphere is a few weeks away from being in full harvest mode. But, there are early indications of good things happening in Northern California. France seems to have rebounded somewhat from a terrible 2012 vintage where many wineries are not going to release a 2012 at all. 2013 may be somewhat worthwhile after all. Not much news from Portugal, Spain, and Italy yet so there is a TBD for Douro, Rioja, and Barolo/Barbaresco.
It will most likely be 2014 before we actually choose a few bottles to lay down but if you were choosing.....what would YOU choose?
We'd love your input!
Fingers crossed for a wine lover, but hey healthy is a good place to start.
Keep on tasting!
Chris & Shannon