I am really enjoying all the crazy names and labels of wine lately. It does make for an entertaining trip down the wine aisles. I have see this one advertised in a few magazines lately so we needed to have a sip. 2005 Goats Do Roam Red, Western Cape South Africa has a screw top and has a high alcohol volume for me of 14%. At first sniff and taste this is very evident. I do not like to have that high alcohol heat that you feel in your chest after a drink. (To me, that is what whiskey if for). But once the wine sat open for awhile, things calmed down. I do not like to use these ratings, but Wine Spectator rated it an 86, very nice. It is a light bodied red wine with plum and black cherry flavors. Somewhat long finish with a little tobacco taste in the end. I am not going to rave over this red, but it was not bad. We served it with a tomato based chicken dish and it paired nicely.
For those of you who tune into my blog every day, I may be late the next few days as I have jury duty with the Fed's. Of course I will be having a glass or 2 of wine when I get home from this event, but not sure when I will catch up with you all. Hopefully, not long!
We have another red ripe pepper in the garden!!!!