There are more tools to use in the making of wine now than ever before. More knowledge of why things happen the way they do. Therefore, a winemaker can fashion a wine to meet their predetermined goals. That’s what you find in this new wine that you just must try. It was made to be pure pleasure, filling your senses like a walk in the warm rains of summer. Just like the rain freshens the air, its fresh top note of cherry and reminders of dry rock minerality, light and bright, tantalize your senses and its juiciness makes you beg for more. Faint wood notes hide under the fruit, making it complex and intriguing.
It’s alive, changing as the flavors deepen and mature with the passing moments. Then on its medium-length finish the wood notes begin to come out of hiding, marrying with the fruit perfectly. For a wine that is not designed to be big and bold, it has surprising character and character is what makes the wine memorable.
I would not call this wine a “house wine” — quaffable and unmemorable — but a light-drinking red that freshens your mood and makes you plead for more. It is a harmonious experience — soft, impressive and attention-getting, claiming your emotions and your rational evaluation.
You will find it in some Front Range liquor . Ask for it! If they don’t have it, they CAN get it by contacting the winemaker. It is also available to members of the Creekside Cellars Wine Club. Its name? “Wine That’s Fun.” The winemaker? Michelle Cleveland of Creekside Cellars in Evergreen, Colorado.
Emotional rating under any condition: 90, and rising with each glass!
You’ll find many great Colorado wines described in my book, “Experiencing Colorado Wine,” and you’ll find the description of the pairing of several of them with a great recipes by great Colorado chefs. Order your autographed copy, Experiencing Colorado Wine at Square Market.