2007 Ortman Cuvee Eddy, 02 Series William Allen February 14, 2011 Tasting Notes 2 Comments Red Rhône blend. Dark red/purple color. Nose of blueberry, black fruit, touch of smoke, and meat. Bright red berry fruit on the palate. There are times when I want something layered and complex, to pull apart and mull over. Other times I want a wine I can just open, quaff and enjoy. Pleasant, fruit expressive, enjoyable red blend that goes down quite nicely alone, sitting on the couch with a book or a movie. Straightforward, easy to drink, and balanced. Its versatility would pair it well with most meats, many pastas, or even a burger or BBQ. Read the extended review on Simple Hedonisms. WHO: Ortman Family Vineyards WHAT: Red Rhône-style Blend – Syrah (42%), Grenache (30%), Mourvèdre (19%), Petite Sirah (9%) WHERE: San Luis Obispo County, California WHEN: 2007 HOW MUCH: $20 (Media sample) Pingback: Tweets that mention 2007 Ortman Cuvee Eddy, 02 Series : PALATE PRESS -- Topsy.com() http://www.redforme.blogspot.com Howard Hewitt Mr. Allen does a great job describing the Cuvee Eddy. This is such well-balanced wine – really great stuff! “Other times I want a wine I can just open, quaff …” …. I couldn’t agree more!