Mile High's Wine of the Week: August 28th
La Croix de Saint Jean Minervois 2009
91 Points Robert Parker
Grenache and Syrah love each other and winemakers all over the world love bringing them together. This week we have a stellar Grenache and Syrah blend from the Southern Rhone Valley in France that is guaranteed to make you all kinds of happy! The 2009 vintage in the Rhone was one for the ages with exceptionally good conditions that gave producers like La Croix de Saint Jean an opportunity to really showcase their terroir. Their Minervois, Lo Mainatge, offers an alluring bouquet of dark fruit, meaty and smoky notes, and a touch of that unmistakable scent of the forest floor after a good rain. The palate is delicious! I...
Bomber of the Month: August
Deschutes Cinder Cone Red Ale
The Deschutes Brewery is one of a few businesses that makeup the ‘second wave’ of American Mico-breweries. Breweries of this status are varied and those that begun in the mid-eighties into the early-nineties are representative of a different era given the long climb that was needed to cross into the 2000’s when ‘craft’ beer really began to be understood. Originating from Bend, Oregon in 1988, their bottled beers are just now barely making distribution across the Mississippi river. Deschutes took their time to expand and grow while allowing their beer to slowly creep across the country in ...