Saturday, August 14, 2010

Red Blend, Faithful Hound 05'

naked wine review 47
wine:Faithful Hound, 5 red blend
region:South Africa
date tasted:8/10/10
place tasted:in a basement apartment that was magically transformed from a sows ear into a beautiful rayon purse....i was gazing into a childhood fantasy hanging on the wall entitled 'Spring Lake by Amadeo Boroni'...walking down that peaceful path to my very own home (far left of painting) and waiting to be joyously greeted by many cats, familiar and dear to me....ahhh heaven!
served with:a lasagna that i left baking in the oven before my long walk and afternoon swim down at the lake; also a warm fresh loaf of french bread my neighbor dropped off earlier to thank me for taking care of her garden while she was vacationing in Sardinia. i love this place.
appearance:an aesthetic dream. deep, deep black cherry red. just gaze into and be hypnotized by the affluent blood of Dionysus himself.
bouquet:has the scent of new fabric used in a white gown with little pink flowers; hanging in a trendy downtown shop on a sale rack because of a small childs sticky chocolate handprint left on the skirts...that's exactly what it smells like.
taste:bright red fruit with chewy chocolate cylinder shaped tannins rounding into a lingering, plump and pleasant finish. another glowing South African beauty...i love it!
balance:limber, quick, and graceful like an ancient Egyptian cat.
comments:Faithful Hound is a great name for this wine as it has the ability to lift you out of a funk and make you see life through it's joyful, loyal, and 'i'm your friend no matter what' eyes. so get naked, pour yourself a glass of this stuff, and chase a tennis ball around the house...or around the yard (neighbors/weather permitting) enjoy life

rating:3.5 stars