“The Wine Memo”
by guest writer Karsten Boone
The February 2013 Ocassional Wine Council
Tin Roof Wines reviewed
Unlike Ponce de Leon’s fountain of youth, exist and are discoverable. Last night, at Linda Kissam’s Occasional Wine Council, we discovered Tin Roof Cellars’s wide range of good, sometimes very good, red and …white wines.Paired with a wide variety of appetizers (from delectable prosciutto wrapped asparagus to tarts with figs stewed in red winetopping goat cheese to Mad Mike’s sweet and sassy not too spicy sausage, rounded out with cheeses and ever necessary and welcome chocolate, among others), Tin Roof was a fine example of what is available at very affordable prices.
The stars of the evening were the 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, a clean, crisp, summer day quencher with hints of lime and pink grapefruit and the 2009 Merlot, smooth, slightly fruity/berrylicious. The lineup included Chardonnay, a Red Wine blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandel. We found the reds opened up over time, and all were easy to open, with screw tops. New discoveries of good, drinkable wines that don’t break the bank are forever welcome.
Thanks to Sue and Todd Montgomery for hosting this evening.
Photos by Karsten Boone.