Saturday, April 21, 2012

Bar Oil Cabernet Franc 08'

Naked Wine Review 95
Wine: Bar Oil Cabernet Franc
Vintage: 08'
Region: Made in Darby, Montana with grapes exclusively from Mount Saint Helena Vineyards, California.....cryolite free.
Price: 17.00
Date tasted: 3/24/12
Place tasted: I was taking a much needed break at the beginning of a long journey of getting in touch with my inner ping pong ball. In the safe, grounded, and happy land that is maintained by my BFF, I took a deep breath and smiled for the gift of a moment of stillness. She opened a bottle of Bar Oil and we sipped and marveled at the beauty and complexity of this finely crafted 100% Cabernet Franc. 
Served with: Marinated sirloin and veggie kabobs on jasmine rice. 
Appearance: She presents rich and beautiful, draped in a deep lustrous ruby gown.
On the snoot: Sweet cherry with soft herbal nuances. 
Taste: Waves of intense black cherry on impact that roll back out only to return in a tsunami rush of sage, black pepper, vanilla, and cedar. She's just filled with bodacious layers of fascinating contrasts and complements. The first finish (no I'm not kidding) is powerful with tannin, long and sticky. The second finish is more of a full juicy wet kiss. Wait for it.....there it is. For full effect drink it slow, real slow.
Balance: Hot, with incredible tannins that behave in a most unusual manner you must experience for yourself. Able to possess big fruit and body while maintaining her subtly svelte and classy dry red wine demeanor.  
Comments: 'When the sap of life gets stuck in your crack, a little bar oil will smooth out the stroke. Whether you're pushing or pulling, ENJOY THE RIDE!' (from the back of the bottle).
A beautifully designed wine showing outstanding architecture. I can't stop thinking about slowly savoring her full and delicious naked body. More, must have more! 

Rating: 4 exotic tipsys