Well it’s not really a wine closet but many of us keep wine in all sorts of places.  A closet, a pantry, the garage, the basement, you have to do what works.  In my house we have a 300 bottle cellar, 2 wine jails of 100 bottles and the overflow is on the dining room table.

I am going to take Fridays to share with you the other wines in the house.  These will be short mini reviews, but will give you a look at the other wines in the house that pass our palate.

2008 JC Cellars(California) Misc. Stuff, Red Wine – Blend of Carignan, Grenache, Syrah & Tempranillo.  Nose of berry, plum and pine.  Taste berry with a pepper finish

2008 BlackCap, Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley, OR) Eyrie Vineyards.  Earthy nose giving way to berry and mushroom.  On the palate red raspberry and other red fruit with hints of mushroom and earth.

2008 Angela, Clawson Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir (oregon).  Nose of black raspberry and vanilla.  Palate of bright red raspberry and black berry. Hint of earth.