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Now, back to Chatter Across America, where host Neil Elric
talks to Homeland Security director Michael Chertoff about how America
can prepare for the next time a moderately attractive white woman goes
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1st place winner in Derby #39: Motion, with 1154 votes!
tell ya, that thing was fifty yards long if it was an inch. Swear to
God. And feisty, too. I battled him for, oh, musta been two, three
hours. Hardest two, three hours of my life. Lotta fight in that fish.
Gotta respect that. Huge teeth, too. I guess I'm lucky I didn't wind up on his
dinner plate. In the end, the damn thing busted my line and swam off
like he never broke a sweat. But I think he'll remember, as well as a
fish can remember anything. I guess it's for the best. If I'd landed
him, he'da probably broken the pier.
(3) Iron Horse 2005 Cabernet Franc Alexander Valley
Description: (click show to see it)
Look out, world. Cabernet Franc has had enough of being pushed
around. It's sick and tired of watching more muscular wines like
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot get all the attention. "You're just not
strong enough to carry a whole bottle on your own," everybody says.
"You might hurt yourself. Now be a good little grape and run along. The
big-boy grapes have work to do." But who do they come running to when
they need a little extra smoothness and spice in their blends? Huh?
today. Cab Franc won't play second grape this time. It's splashing into
the spotlight as the primary varietal in this blend, and it's gonna
show you it's got more to offer than a few lines in somebody else's
show. From hand-picking the grapes at the point of optimum maturity to
cold-soaking the grapes for a week, Iron Horse has taken special care
to give Cabernet Franc the spectacular stage it deserves. The result is
an uncommonly smooth, unusually rich red that'll take on any cuisine.
Braised lamb shank, prime rib, grilled mushrooms, charbroiled eggplant,
Old World cheddar - whatever you got, the richer, the better.
Don't worry. You won't hurt it. You can't
hurt it. Not when this Iron Horse 2005 Cabernet Franc flexes such
robust, supple aromas (blackberry, cigar box, dark figs, toasted oak)
and flavors (cherry, spice, sweet ripe fruit, berry jam). Of course
it's tough. It came up on the mean slopes of the T-Bar-T Ranch, a
rugged little bench some 800 feet off the Alexander Valley floor. Those
are the kinds of conditions that produce intense, luscious grapes. But
it's got a soft, smooth side, too. It's still a Cabernet Franc at heart.
you're still not comfortable with the idea of a Cabernet Franc in
charge. Maybe you think they're fine as a minor ingredient in a Cab
blend, but you wouldn't want your sister to marry one. Well, we suggest
you update your attitudes, pronto. Iron Horse didn't make much of this
2005 Cabernet Franc, and their contract with T-Bar-T has ended, so they
won't be making any more. Squirm and struggle and vacillate too long,
and the Iron Horse might just gallop right past you.
Iron Horse 2005 Cabernet Franc
78% Cabernet Franc, 16% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon
days of cold soaking. Cooler than typical fermentation. Last of the
fermentation was completed in French oak barrels allowing the frequent
stirring of tannin softening protein rich yeast.