Many years ago one of my favorite Chardonnays was a Toasted Head. I loved the heavy, creamy, rich oakyness of it and whenever I saw it on a restaurant menu I would get very excited at the prospect of once again tasting this wine. I don’t seem to see it as much these days.
I was shopping in my little local store when I spotted a Toasted Head wine called Untamed Red 2007, a blend of Syrah, Zinfandel and Petite Syrah. I thought why not give it a whirl. This red is a deep ruby color with a gorgeous beet hue. There are aromas of over ripe sweet dark cherries and chocolate with a dash of pepper and hint of burnt wood. At first it is mild on the palate and then an almost sour bite of berries. I wasn’t instantly taken with this wine but I was intrigued.
There is definitely something different about it. A little dry, not too sweet and a wine that keeps making you taste more. After a while I really started to enjoy the mildness of it. It worked perfectly with my sweat pants, my sofa and a catch up of one of my favorite TV shows, Revenge.
I would pair this wine with a hit TV show and perhaps some cheese, no real food necessary.
My rating . . .