Saturday, July 30, 2011

Rook Cabernet Merlot Syrah 08'

Naked Wine Review 78
Wine: Cabernet 15%, Merlot 45%, Syrah 40%
Producer: Corvade Wine Co.
Vintage: 08'
Region: Washington>Columbia Valley
Price: 8.99 at Country Corner Cellars on Orcas Island.
Date tasted: 07/29/11
Place tasted: I was in an art gallery I used to frequent but had not been to for six long years. The naked beauty in all of the paintings and sculptures moved me to tears, laughter, and deep silent contemplation; just as they did in times gone by. The most beautiful piece of art in the gallery was a gracefully animated creature who sang to me a delightful melody. She was all dressed up in a tortoiseshell hair suit with a sleek and elegant tail fixture attached at the end.
Serve with: Appetizers of bleu and other strong cheeses would be great. Follow up with red meat and hearty strong 'manly' main dishes, and dark posh chocolate deserts.
Appearance: A kind of mystical and opaque deep black purple. Not a lot of refracted light coming through. Who needs all that light anyway? Darkness unifies, while light separates.
On the snoot: is a dynamic trio of old leather, pepper, and plum.
Taste: Embraces the palate hard on impact with rich black current, and dark chocolate love. Masculine in nature with chewy tannins that linger and smolder in an exquisitely lasting dry pepper & oak finish. Just a beautiful thing.
Balance: Bursting with virility, as if endowed with way too much of everything in equal portions of sugar, acid, tannin, and alcohol, his shamelessly hedonistic nature abides, which I so love in a man...I mean a wine.
Comments: Were he a guy, he would pack a pistol and have cigarettes that he never smoked stashed in his cowboy boots. He would also be charming, kind, and super buff from lifestyle, not vanity. 'The gym is for posers and wimps.' Those are his words, not mine. I love the gym.

Rating: I give it 4 hard tipsys; an excellent value.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Red Bicyclette Pinot Noir 09'

Naked Wine Review 77
Wine: Pinot Noir
Producer: Red Bicyclette
Vintage: 09'
Region: California
Price: 9.00
Date tasted: 6/27/11
Place tasted: It was a lovely late evening limousine ride down Aurora Borealis Blvd. in the good company of a dear friend whom I am lucky and blessed to call my sister. 
Serve with: Stilton Burger ala Wine Witch & JoJo Potatoes. In general, keep your food flavors on the light side so not to overpower the delicate subtleties of Pinot Noir. It would be good with Salmon, Duck, Burgers; but NOT Salmon duck burgers. That's just not right. Light sauces incorporating basil, mushrooms, or lavender would be perfectly acceptable with Pinot Noir.
Appearance: A very clear light cherry red, sitting pretty in your glass.
On the snoot: is a faint and etherial wild rose and cherry blossom.
Taste:  She opens up to you with an enchanting floral breath that gently guides you down a path leading to Dionysus's own secret
orchard. Lingering notes of brilliant cherry and soft vanilla mingle and dance around the happy palate then move with ease into a light and elegant finish. 
Balance: She is svelte as Bhujanga with a magical naked body that transcends balance and goes straight into levitation. 
Comments: From grape to finish, a fine wine is an excellent example of how to live a good life. Each with its own unique qualities and beauty which peaks in character with maturity. The bottle is opened; it breathes; it is shared and becomes a beautiful lasting memory. It was always a good life, from grape to finish.
Rating: 3.4 tipsys

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