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in pursuit of the juiciest wine: day twenty-eight

Marquis Philips Sarah's Blend 2007It’s July 4th, and I’m about to go on the roof to watch other towns’ fireworks. That’s right. Other towns’. As in firework displays from multiple towns. Last year at this time, my girlfriend and I were able to witness firework displays from 17 towns except Brockport’s. Last night, we watched from the roof and saw Brockport’s and about four other towns. Tonight I expect we will see a dozen and maybe Rochester’s, too, which is celebrating its 175th birthday. So soon I will be on the roof drinking Marquis Philips Sarah’s Blend 2007.

I’ve had this before, maybe not the 2007, but I’ve had it, and it was wonderful and juicy. So here’s hoping the country’s and Rochester’s birthday can be celebrated, in part, with a juicy wine.

Sarah’s Blend is 62% Shiraz, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc. It’s a strong Cab Franc.

It smells fruity and juicy with plums and maybe some vanilla and caramel.

It has a slightly sour finish, but that may be the peanuts I just had, which wasn’t a wise move. The body is almost perfect for a juicy wine, but it’s slightly too thin. Nothing at all to complain about, and I like it.

The peanut taste is gone now after a few sips. The sourness is gone. There is a little dryness and pepper in the finish.

This is a really good wine filled with currants and over ripe plums and dark cherries and a subtle hint of almost ripe strawberries.

It’s yummy and jammy. It’s dry and jammy joy.//


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