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Giant Rats Storm LA

January 12, 2007
Just kidding, but Matt once thought it would be really cool to make a movie about giants destroying Los Angeles. Then we saw it was already made, only about Manhattan. Totally off point except for the fact that last night's wine was a 2005 Roshambo "The Rat" Carignane.

Cost us $17.78 in a club shipment, real cork closure and 14.4% alcohol by volume. On the nose and in the mouth, there was raspberry and pepper in this wine. It reminded me somewhat of a Syrah. The tannins were a little strong on the end, but mellowed considerably as the wine aired. I thought overall this was a really well done wine.

The rats are everywhere!


  1. John Witherspoon said...

    We love Roshambo!!! I cannot remember their Carignane, but last time we were there we bought quite a few of thier wines and actually one of the restuarants here in Richmond carries a couple of them too. I was sad to hear that they will be moving to a new winery location, just down the road though. Apparently for the time being, until the winery is built, they will be tasting out of a kick ass tour bus. Total Roshambo style!
    Take Care

    1/13/07, 10:57 AM  

  2. Sonadora said...

    Hey John!

    Yeah, we went there on our trip too. We actually joined their club so we get their wines every few months. This one came in a shipment and I think it's only available in the tasting room. It won some big gold award at a Sonoma Fair too. I'm hoping we make it back out that way to actually see this bus in operation!

    1/13/07, 11:42 AM  

  3. cookingchat said...

    interesting, I wasn't familiar with this grape so I looked it up in the Wine Lover's Companion. I learned that it produces more red wine than any other grape--that's a surpise.

    1/13/07, 2:18 PM  

  4. Ooh La La said...

    Ew Gross.

    Roshambo is a fun place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there. I've never liked any of the wines...

    1/15/07, 1:41 PM  

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