One of the advantages of having a wine fridge in the kitchen is the accessibility. Not so much how easy it is to get to the wine, but more seeing that there are empty spots in the fridge -- little "homes" calling out for more wine....which is something that I cannot pass up. So I end up buying more wine in a week than Scott and I can safely consume in a month. (Honestly, we could open a wine bar on the inventory we keep.) Luckily, we have friends to help us out on that front.
Now back to my point. The fun part of the inventory stockpile is finding those hidden gems that we forgot we bought, or that we were saving for a special occasion. The other night the special occasion was little more than "let's see what else is in the wine fridge", which was a perfect opportunity to pull out the Andrew Murray 2003 Estate Grown Syrah.
And what a little gem it was. From the Santa Ynez Valley,with a a rich color and a full bodied feel, this fruit forward syrah was a perfect treat. With a little tannins, it was balanced and luscious. As the Andrew Murray store says, a great value wine that makes for an ideal "house wine". Here's to rediscovering good wines in your own fridge!