Sarah and Jess are my neighbors, 21 & 23 respectively and it’s no wonder they like wine living next door to the Hudson Valley Wine Goddess.  While their parents were sweating it on the golf course in 100 degrees, these two were over my house eating lamb burgers and drinking some wine. (It was a much better alternative to the text message they sent my daughter telling her to come over after cheer practice at 7p and bring a pizza)

Sarah is a senior at SUNY Fredonia majoring in Art History and worked last summer at Clinton Vineyards.

Jess just graduated this past May from Penn State with a degree in Architecture.  She is currently seeking employment and has previously worked for Brotherhood Winery during her summers.

The girls saw my tasting notebook on the table and a conversation about guest blogging took place.  At the time we were drinking a Sebastiani 2007 Sonoma County Merlot. I told them to jot down some tasting notes on the Merlot.

Here is what two sisters, two palates thought of the wine.

The Aromas:
Jess – Vanilla nose with oak finish
Sarah – Acidic, blackberry nose

On the Palate:
Jess – Earthy flavor and sour cherry.
Sarah – Tart cherry and sour taste with oaky finish.

Look for some more posts from the girls as the venture into the world of wine.