I am fresh off a fishing “high” from the Kenektok and Arolik Rivers located 500 miles due west of Anchorage, Alaska. My normal role of a host was traded in for a role as a guest–something I can say was a real pleasure. Three different rides in three different types of planes landed me in a piece of fly fishing heaven that everyone should experience. Since this trip was to be all about the experience, I thought I would take the time to get to know some of our wines we offer at the lodge back in Michigan. Flown in by helicopter (the village of Quinhagak is “dry” which includes the airstrip) our wine and scotch landed softly on the gravel bar in front of camp.
The 2006 Flora Springs Cabernet from our lodge wine list was perfect for the evening autumn air in Western Alaska–it exhibits all of the characteristics of a classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Ripe flavors of black cherry and cocoa envelop the mouth and flows into a soft lingering finish. Accompanied by one of Chef Roberts prepared meals only enhanced both the wine and the fly fishing experience.
If you wish to add a bottle or two of this wonderful cab to your next stay at the lodge or perhaps sample one of our other great wines, give us a call or drop us an email.