9/12/2006

Fabbioli Cellars Fratelli 2005




On Sunday we visited FedEx field to attend the Washington Redskins season opener versus the Minnesota Vikings. The Redskins fought long and hard, but in the end came up short on the finish.

One finish that did not come up short was the Fabbioli Cellars Fratelli 2005, a nicely done Chambourcin based blend with a splash of Tannat for structure. We enjoyed a glass of this wine last month at an event held at Fabbioli Cellars. The Fratelli blend is inviting and smooth with pleasant fruit and herbaceous aromas and similar flavors on the palate. We paired the Fratelli 2005 with roast beef dinners while tailgating and the marriage went well.

Although the Redskins came up short, the Virginia wine was a winner!

On a side note my other favorite team, the Patriots, are back to their wining ways. Let’s hope the Redskins can get on track in Dallas this weekend.



Happy Sipping!

Dezel

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