Monday, October 28, 2013

Subplot No. 26

The joys of fall harvest - creamy squash, crisp apples, sweet late-season corn, tangy greens, earthy potatoes, and the sense that one has benefited from the bounty of the year. As we pulled the plants out of the beds and took stock of the year's gardening outcomes, it was clear it had been an excellent season. We put in the kale, garlic, and broccoli, counted the jars of pickled goodness, and set to drying the last of the apples. 

My companion wine for these endeavors comes from Bookwalter Winery in Richland, WA - Subplot No. 26. I grabbed this red blend in a rush while grabbing canning accoutrement. Honestly, the orangey-red label was what caught my eye. I've had a soft spot for red blends of late, and this one looked like I could not go wrong in choosing it. My assumption was correct - dark and earthy, this wine boasts dark fruitiness, with bitter and mineral hints on the finish. I found the mouth feel smooth, and the whole experienced balanced. I'd pair this wine with any of the red wine favorites, and it went swimmingly with apple pie and Vermont cheddar. 


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