Thurs. 2/1: 1998 DONNA LISA & 2005 JACOBS CREEK CHARDONNAY


Mona lisa, mona lisa, men have named you. What Mona Lisa was to the music world the 98 DONNA LISA I had tonight definitely was not to the wine world! I knew as soon as I posted on 1/31 that it had been a long time since I had a bad bottle of wine I was dooming myself. This red wine by Leone de Castris smelled moldy as soon as I uncorked it. I was hoping that with a little time it would mellow but even after decanting, and drinking in "tulip shaped glasses", as they suggest on their label, it got worse. This was pretty much undrinkable and after a couple of sips I threw in the towel and went in a totally different direction to an 05 JACOBS CREEK CHARDONNAY. Now, I will say this. Maybe I got a bad bottle of the Donna and maybe it was just too old! I've got another bottle, I bought three at $6.99 each, and when I've recovered from the bad taste in my mouth from bottle #1 I'll try it again and let you know if there is anything new to report.
The one bright spot was the Jacobs Creek. Very golden color, fruity aroma and tastes of apples, peaches and a slight bit of oak. We enjoyed a glass while watching The Office which if you haven't seen it you should take a look sometime. Steve Carell is excellent as the buffoon boss that most of us have had at one time or another. More snow last night but school, work, etc. was up and running first thing this morning. Looking forward to the weekend and hopefully a big Bears victory. Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often!

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