Sunday, December 5, 2010

Red Blend, Cotes du Rhone Villages 07'

Naked Wine Review 61
Wine: Grenache/Syrah, 50/50
Producer: Perrin & Fils
Vintage: 07'
Region: Cotes du Rhone Villages, France
Price: $9.00
Date tasted: 12/1/10
Place tasted: I was naked, down in my laboratory working on a formula that would bring brownies and pretty rose colored bubbles to all the world; As the wheels spun with the intense thought processes involved in this peace-prize-winning project, I engaged in soulful sips of inspiration from a magical crystal goblet filled with this delightful nectar.
Serve with:
Cheeses: Gouda, Picodon, Bleu d'Auvergne.
Main Dish: Stuffed Cabbage or Cabbage Rolls, Pot Roast, or Pasta Dishes.
Appearance: A soft incandescent ruby glow.
On the snoot: Warm floral breezes drifting over a thick, berry rich bramble patch.
Taste: She is a pure shining black-raspberry goddess with an etherial violet aura, and quite tastefully draped in a lace gown of fine thousand-count tannin. The palate swoons with delight as she slowly and quietly slips away. She is know for leaving love notes written in graphite for you to remember her by. Now that's a nice finish.
Balance: Thin and softly dry, but not at all acrid. Instead, smooth and delicate. She has more legs than a centipede, but they are all very wispy; And the patterns rolling down the sides of my glass remind me more of faerie wings than gams.
Comments: Bow down and kiss her feet like you mean it, for she is your muse, and deserves nothing less than your gratitude, honor, and undying affection. As the saying goes: "the challis of every good person is filled with a beautiful wine". Now go out there, get yourself a bottle of this stuff, and solve a world problem. That's what I did. Brownies & Bubbles to all!

Rating: 3.8 stars (Wine Spectator gives it 91