Thursday, August 5, 2010

2002 Sloan Cabernet

7/24-25/10-Keith and Helen Faust joined the Hennige’s at Lake Tahoe and stayed in “Tamaleena” for the weekend. The newly completed apartment was toasted with the 2002 Sloan cabernet (Robert Parker 100 points, Wine Spectator 99 points). An outstanding wine, surprisingly showing absolutely no sediment, with flavors of deep blackberry and sweet coffee. A good competition to the 2002 Harlan we enjoyed last 4th of July.

4th of July Bash

7/4/10-The annual 4th of July Bash went off as usual with a less than normal attendance; however, hats, horns and fine wine were enjoyed as always. Carolyn’s sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Jim Williams were newly added attendees’ and Jim’s silk voice was added to the Wino Band (4 minus 1) renditions, in addition to the newly added Ann Vik’s ukulele.
The just completed garage/apartment “Tamaleena” adjacent to our cabin “Tamaleen” in Tahoe was enjoyed by Donna and Ross McGuire.

1976 Kenwood Cab, 1982 La Croix Bordeaux

June 1010-The participants in two previous wine events enjoyed superb examples of well aged bordeaux and California cabernet wines. The 1976 Kenwood was still youthful and fruity, as was the 1982 La Croix (1982 was an excellent year for bordeau wines).