Monday, October 29, 2012

Marie de Beauregard Chinon
100% Cabernet Franc 09'

Naked Wine Review 108
Wine: Marie de Beauregard Chinon
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Franc
Producer: Saget La Perriere
Vintage: 09'
Region: France>Loire Valley>Chinon
Price: 20.00
Date tasted: 10/27/12
Place tasted: I missed a yoga class as well as shoulders and butts n' guts day at the gym because I could not tear myself away from the Supernatural marathon....Did you not? Anyway, preparing lamb during commercial breaks and beginning to sip wine at an appropriate hour, I felt as sane and solid as a snowflake; or some kind of flake anyway. 
Served with: Lamb roast with roasted vegetables. They bring out the best in each other like all good matches do.  
Appearance: She's dressed in a deep dark, blissfully opaque ruby gown, dancing and swirling gracefully around your glass.
On the snoot: Floral on the snoot; featuring a hint of Jasmine resting on soft earth. 
Taste: She opens with a fascinating fruit combination of pie cherry sweetened by naked black current hugs. Well integrated thick chewy tannins mingle with tar, creosote, and just a hint of vanilla from start to finish, which lingers long and dry. 
Balance: Well balanced medium body with lots of tannin. A soft fuzzy wine, showing a complex and intelligent nature.
Comments: Opens up nicely after an hour or two, so let her breathe well before imbibing. 
In other comments, 
WARNING: Never watch commercials. It will turn you into one of those Physician Pepper 'I gotta be me' drones; all dressed the same and doing the exact same song & dance. Now, who was it you had to be? 

Rating: 3.8 tipsys