Last night, Mike Fitzpatrick hosted our new release tasting at his Collins St office. It was a warm autumn evening, the guests enjoyed the wines and I hope that Squitchy Lane gained a few new friends
We tasted the 2011 Fume Blanc, the 2010 Chardonnay and the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. We've yet to meet someone who doesn't like the Fume and I think it was the most popular wine on the night.
The Chardonnay, while still quite youthful, showed its promise. I feel it will continue to improve in the bottle and will start to really shine in six to twelve months time. It's one for the cellar.
I have written about the Cabernet before (check the older blogs). Last night, it surprised a few people who perhaps had a rather narrow view of what Yarra Valley Cabernet can be and also surprised a few people who know a lot about wine but weren't familiar with Squitchy Lane and its wonderful vineyard resource. That's why we enjoy putting on these tastings. But take my advice and stock up on this Cabernet because we didn't make a lot and the word is spreading. I think it will be a while before we see a wine of this quality again.
If you would like to join us in our next tasting, keep an eye on the website, www.squitchylane.com.au, and this blog. You could also join our wine club and/or our mailing list--see the website for details.