Saturday, October 30, 2010

Malbec, Achaval Ferrer 08'

Naked Wine Review 56
Wine: Malbec
Producer: Achaval Ferrer
Vintage: 08'
Region: Argentina
Price: 22.00
Date tasted: 10/1/10
Place tasted: In rare 84 degree Autumn sunshine, overlooking a glorious raging river from the gentle, warm pool of a natural hot springs in the Idaho wilderness.
Served with: Blue dragonflies, chubby naked men, and very pretty ladies. Would probably be good with food, any food. I think it would be very nice with grilled steak, burgers, or most any red meat...or how about duck? Yes, good with duck; And I don't even like duck, except as friends. On second thought, lets give the duck a miss.
Appearance: Opaque blood red with muted garnet highlights.
On the snoot she boasts the scent of the rare and beautiful Argentinean paintberry.
Taste: A beautifully dry yet refreshing burst of condensed red raspberry that holds the palates attention like that special smiling naked dancer that always steals the show at that one place downtown you've only heard folks talk about, but never actually been to yourself. On the finish, prepare yourself for a lovely midnight walk down a long, captivating, dusty path of chewy tannins and faint licorice spice.
Balance: Well balanced, medium bottom..I mean body. Imagine perfection. I want more.
Comments: Bite into it with both fangs. It's a sexy, exciting, quite spooky little wine. I loved it, and so saved it for my Samhain review. Blessed be.

Rating:3.8 stars

Friday, October 22, 2010

Red Blend, Coteaux d' Aix 07'

Naked Wine Review 55
Wine: Rouge-50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
Estate: Commanderie De La Bargemone
Vintage: 07'
Region: France-Coteaux d' Aix en Provence
Price: I think it was just under $30 at the restaurant.
Date tasted:9/3/10
Place tasted: It was a perfect meal at my favorite Missoula restaurant, the Pearl, in the good company of a dear friend while enjoying a lovely bottle of French wine. What a great experience to add to my collection.
Served with: We began with ginger scallops in their shells and then both had the fresh Idaho trout. For desert we went crazy and shared a creme brulee. Amazing cuisine, as always. This wine paired just fine with the fish; I think because of it's rose-like, light hearted nature. No way it could overpower the fish. I think this wine is just fine with fish. Some of us just don't prefer whites, and I'm ok with that.
Appearance: Of a soft garnet pillow with a luminous enchanted glow.
Bouquet: Floral; Roses, the scent of roses is almost audible, like you can hear a soft, breezy song as you inhale, exhale, and then inhale again.
Taste: An eclectic blend of red fruit with a hint of that rose again. Subtle, very light tannins stroke the palate and make it purr. Has a lingering, etherial finish.
Balance: Long, wispy, naked legs roll in gentle curves down the sides of your glass. Her body is quite thin but not to worry, she has all the skill, grace, and beauty of a wild tiger....and she only wants to please you.
Comments: Thank you Dennis.

rating:3.5 stars

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Red Blend, Columbia Crest 07'

Naked Wine Review 54
Wine: Two Vines Vineyard 10 Red-Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Grenache, Mourvèdre
Producer: Columbia Crest
Vintage: 07'
Region: Washington State
Price: 8.00
Date tasted: 10/13/10
Place tasted: Cuddled up in bed with a rerun of the Henry Rollins Show. I would like to thank Mr. Rollins for his IFC series; Black Flag; and for introducing me to the Mars Volta.
Served with a nice chunk of Gouda and a naughty hunk of Stilton. Also on the plate: Macintosh apples, orange honeydew melon, celery, water crackers, and Fran's glorious chocolate filled figs; available from Fran's Chocolates, Seattle Washington.
Appearance: Fully saturated garnet red with purple highlights, not unlike the brilliant blooms of the most beautiful Root Beer Truffle.
Bouquet: Astringent at first, then a kind of chocolate expression on the exhale. Some call it a vanilla, I call it a chocolate...blade-um-hmm. Go figure.
The taste is like that of a robust white chocolate cherry dipped genie wearing cinnamon spice cologne, drinking a cup of coffee, holding a leather whip, and offering you three wishes. I wonder what the whip is for? The wrap up involves soft elegant tannins clinging to the edges of a firm, long, lingering finish. Very nice.
Balance: Meaty, but well proportioned and beautiful, with chubby little legs on it's lovely androgynous body.
Comments: This angelic character sings big and operatic; probably prefers Richard Wagner. It's a great wine for licking off the ass of your naked best friend...or you could just drink it and watch t.v...up to you.

rating:3.5 stars

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Chianti, Fontana D' Italia 08'

Naked Wine Review 53
Producer:Fontana D' Italia
Date tasted:9/30/10
Place tasted:With a good friend, in the traditional 'dinner and a movie' style. We watched Mary and Max. We loved Mary and Max.
Served with:Chicken Cacciatore, pasta, and fresh french bread; and for desert, mango sorbet. This wine and this meal were paired in heaven!
Appearance:Smiling ruby red in a glass.
Bouquet:Citrus perfume with a tiny hint of vanilla.
Taste:Breezy and bright, but doesn't fly away on the palate like some Chianti's tend to do. Wonderful depth of character with dry celery and orange blossom tickles. The finish has a short duration and is laced with soft round tannins.
Balance:Thin and light but with all the beauty and brilliance Phair!
Comments:How about that. And I didn't think I even liked Chianti. Remember, you may know less about yourself and the world around you than you think. Keep searching with an open mind, and let your opinions go as quickly as they arrive; for there is no absolute truth, and stability is overrated.
p.s. Naked

rating:3.5 stars