What I Drank Last Night
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Strandveld Adamastor 2009 vs. Oak Valley Mountain Reserve 2009

Pair with spaghetti vongole.

As an aperitif last night, the Adamastor 2009 from Strandveld in Elim. With lunch today, The OV 2009 from Oak Valley in Elgin. The former a blend of 55% Semillon and 45% Sauvignon Blanc, the latter 81% Sauvignon Blanc and 19% Semillon. The former … [Read more...]

Strandveld Adamastor 2007

Green but not too much so.

How much pyrazine character is legit on a wine? There was a good deal of it on last night’s Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Strandveld Adamastor 2007 (gravel road dustiness and herbaceousness rather than outright green pepper) but somehow it was … [Read more...]