For the Mets fan oenophile–or dems dat drink wine…
Too late for the holidays, alas, but Pick Me Up Some Mets friend CrazyMetGirl shared with us her son Ryan’s awesome X-mas gift: Jose Reyes Wine. It’s called Caber Reyes. I’m guessing it’s a medium bodied wine with notes of infield dirt and pine tar and a nose of stolen bases.
Further research brought me here, where I learned that these “Longball Cellars” bottles donate partial proceeds to the player’s chosen charity.
The actual Caber Reyes reads as such: “Aromas of warm blackberry cobbler with currant, black plum, fresh
earth, herb, cedar and a hint of anise. Flavors of black cherry,
blackberry, plum, mocha, spice and mineral with rips, firm tannin on
the finish.” Yup, sounds about right to me. Jose Reyes in a nutshell. A mocha spice firm tannin nutshell.
But perhaps you are more of a “Santana’s Select” kind of person. This well-pitched Merlot “is intense–deep ruby purple. Aromas of ripe
plums, smoky berry fruits and spice. Juicy red currant flavors on the
entry, followed with rich, red cherry, black cherry and blackberry
flavors extending to the mid-palate. A long finish with spicy oak and
velvety fruit. Soft, lush and colorful!”
Or–and I do find this hilarious–perhaps you’d like something in a white. Why, then it’s “Schneider Schardonnay” of course. A bit fruitier than our catcher, “this wine opens up with strong aromas of freshly cut green apple, melon
and pear. A bowl full of tropical fruit salad (pineapples, bananas,
mangos and papaya) is in there, as well as a hint of floral apple