Wednesday, 5/16, San Francisco, CA Part II
The La Crema was so good that I had to have another glass of something. Being adventurous I scoured the wine list and noticed the 2002 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Not being familiar with this wine at all, I had to give it a try. Needless to say, I was not disappointed. When my waiter served it, I swirled for a minute and then tried to smell what aromas might be present. To my surprise, and somewhat shock, I couldn't pick up any nose and if I did pick up anything, it was of some type of unidentified, unpleasant odor. I thought to myself that the Grand Hyatt had placed another bad wine on their list! Of course, I was wrong! When I tasted this cab, I was treated to lots of ripe fruit, cherry, raspberry, oak, spices and a soft, soft tannin. Great finish with the aforementioned fruit staying on my tongue to remind me how good this glass was. I paid $13/glass for this, as well as the La Crema that I reviewed, but it was well worth it. I gave this one 4 Corkscrews and am hopeful that it is available in Arkansas as I will be looking for it when I return home. Many of you may be familiar with this wine but if not, go out and find some as you will not be disappointed. Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often, Drink Wine!