Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Les Vignes de Bila-Haut
Cotes du Roussillon Villages Blanc 11'

Naked Wine Review 109
Wine: Les Vignes de Bila-Haut
Grape Variety: Blend of Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gri, and Macabeu
Producer: Michael Chapoutier
Vintage: 11'
Region: France>Roussillon>Cotes du Roussillon Villages
Price: 14.00
Date tasted: 11/11/12
Place tasted: I had spent the day making myself strong in body, mind, and spirit through mantra, meditation, and Kundalini Yoga. Every fiber of my being felt alive and ready to give and receive all the creative force of the Universe, feeling safe and inspired in the moment where I 'Thrive'. So after composing an opera that when listened to would cause peoples auras to go full on rainbow, climbing Mount Everest, and writing a poem to save the world, I decided to kick back and sip a glass of wine with a smile on my face and a song in my heart. Cheers to you, and your incredible potential and personal power, and may you always and forever, 'Thrive'.
Served with: Lemon Baked Cod ala Wine Witch. It would be great with any white meat, especially Thanksgiving Day turkey :)
Appearance: Pale clear golden with slight emerald glow.
On the snoot: Candied pear with angel food cake and a little banana goo on top. 
Taste: Opens dry, a light crisp pear mingling with floral notes. She then gently moves into something rich and grounded with a soft tropical spirit. A little lime on the finish lingers clean and has an inoffensive and interesting touch of himalayan sea salt.
Balance: Very well balanced with a beautiful svelte naked body. Nice and dry with no sticky sweetness, and yet no sharp bite or bitter edges either.
Comments: She's sings soprano well, which not all soprano's manage to do. I don't usually prefer whites unless they are solid and grounded. This one is really good. Thanks to Chris at Wordens Market in Missoula for introducing me to such a fine lady of a wine. 
Other comments:
When you see surveillance cameras, do you always stick your tongue out at them, flip them off, or hiss at them like a mad cat; or is it just me who does that?

Rating: 3.7 tipsys; a good value wine.