Sunday, December 30, 2012 - I went looking for images of this wine, but there’s not much out there, and there’s not much written about, either. It is a blended red wine. It is 15.4% alcohol, which is a lot. I found someone who claims the blend is:
"zinfandel, petite syrah, syrah, charbono, gamay, cab, and malbec, selected from excess bulk wines provided by some more well-known and unnamed vineyards." (http://spiritofwine.blogspot.com/2010/04/relativity-vineyards-quantum-reserve.html).
[I added the image of the cork and bottle to this site.]
The label is hard to make out. But the in embossed in black near the label’s top, it reads “E=MC2“. Below that in red, it reads “RELATIVITY VINEYARDS”. And in the red band, it reads “Quantum Reserve”.
The back of the label indicates the wine is from Saint Helena, California.
E=MC^2 Quantum Reserve has dark cherry color. It’s about 85-90% opaque.
It’s nose is delicious. There’s vanilla, plums, raspberries, dark cherries, black currants, and a hint of strawberries. I think it going to be jammy.
It’s oddly salty, especially on the finish. That’s weird. I’ve never experienced that before. I wonder if Saint Helena is near the ocean. (I just checked. It’s about 60 miles inland. I doubt salty ocean breezes travel that far.)
I pick up cantaloupe on the taste and maybe a hint of chocolate and a hint of raspberry jam. It’s hard to pick up much. This would be a really good wine if it wasn’t salty. It’s less salty each sip, but it is still noticeable . . . noticeable on the finish but not in the mouth. I think the salt is some how related to the Malbec. There’s also cherry Kool-Aid on the finish.
What a weird wine.
I’m going to give this 87 points. Without the salt it could be an 89, but it’s difficult to be sure.
I definitely over paid for this one.
And now for a haiku I wrote earlier this year:
Everything I do
Means I want to love you squared –
Come with me and prove
To learn more about the cool things going on in that haiku, go here: https://thelinebreak.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/einsteins-haiku.
For a complete review, go here: http://thelinebreak.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/in-pursuit-of-the-juiciest-wine-day-126-emc2-quantum-reserve-relativity-vineyards-2007/
or here: http://bit.ly/TW52xI