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TASTING … BOE 2006 Social Club Red

16 Aug

It seems almost unnecessary to state that the BOE wine label is not one of New York State’s most widely known. The acronym stands for Brooklyn Oenology, a winery in the Williamsburg section of the borough that uses Long Island-grown grapes for its portfolio. It offers a Merlot, a Viognier, a Chardonnay and a variety of blends. This is one of the latter.

[Photo by Bill Dowd]

BOE 2006 SOCIAL CLUB RED

This wide-ranging mix of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Syrah grapes — exhausting just thinking about the juggling that must go on to get just an acceptable balance — turns out to be a pleasingly successful blend.

The tartness of blackberry and tobacco notes is complemented by the stone fruit nuances — plum and black cherry, predominantly, which helps it as a standalone wine. I also tried it as an accompaniment to a thick, spicy chili and it worked beautifully, with its Cab and Malbec lineage easily helping it handle the chili’s touches of jalapeño, garlic, thyme and Himalayan salt.

Incidentally, BOE wines wear special artwork. Each style has a different label, original art created by artists living or working in Brooklyn.

Suggested retail price: About $14.99 for the 750ml bottle.

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Posted by on August 16, 2010 in Tasting Notes, Wine

 

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