On a cold winter's afternoon, it was warm in the wood-fire heated tasting room at Naked Mountain Winery, and the wine was good. (And, yes, Naked Mountain is indeed the name of the 1,470-foot high mountain, err, hill.)
Two wines back-lit by the afternoon sun.
- In the foreground: 2012 Naked Mountain Chardonnay/Riesling
—With 2% residual sugar (RS), the wine had aromas and flavors of pear, tropical fruit, and honey.
- In the background: 2011 Naked Mountain Catamount Run Red
—Strong raspberry and cranberry flavors. Long finish. (83% Cabernet Franc, 17% Merlot.)
13 January 2013.
- Caveat lector: As a representative for Select Wines, Inc. —a wine and beer wholesaler in northern Virginia— I sell the wines of Naked Mountain.
- Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of personal photos, often posted on Saturdays, and often, but not always, with a good fermentable as a subject. Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1.
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