Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Chateau Ste Michelle
Cabernet 08'

Naked Wine Review 83
Wine: Cabernet
Producer: Chateau Ste. Michelle 
Vintage: 08'
Region: Washington>Columbia Valley
Price: 11.50  
Date tasted: 9/26/11
Place tasted: My soul was perched high on a golden sphere like an eagle; eyes sharp and focused on a multitude of shiny goals. My body lie injured on the rocks below, broken and in pain; my mind, both ally and enemy living in isolation behind my eyes. I surrendered my entire bank account to a triad of all consuming flames with complete faith that the will of the divine would send healing, truth, and purpose into my fully integrated being. Then I had a glass of cabernet. Actually, I had two glasses. 
Serve with: Red meat; dark chocolate; pasta dishes; medium to strong cheeses; zucchini casserole pie. 
Appearance: Black onyx with a muted garnet glow on.
On the snoot: The familiar scent of a dark chocolate covered cherry pixy soaking in a healing mineral bath.
Taste: Forward on the palate are dense ripe lambert cherry kittens who mingle with cocoa faced bunnies. In the perfect world inside my glass they go prancing through a grassy meadow waving celery stick wands and caramelizing everything they touch. Tannins soft and subtle contribute to a long but simple and elegant matte finish. 
Balance: She is perfectly poised and graceful, with delightfully Rubenesque full body.
Comments: "Hey there little fruit fly, GET THE HELL OUT OF MY CAB!!" Ah, the beauty and trials of Autumn. Time flies like the wind; fruit flies like your wine.
Rating: 4 tipsys

Monday, September 12, 2011

Hyatt Vineyards Merlot 05'

Naked Wine Review 82
Wine: Merlot
Producer: Hyatt Vineyards
Vintage: 05'
Region: Washington>Yakima Valley
Price: 6.00 
Date tasted: 09/11/11
Place tasted: I was tired from chasing lazer bugs around all day on the powdery surface of a glowing harvest moon. So I brushed myself off and then sat back down on the Earth to rest. When I looked up, my attention fell liquid into a mirror of starry light shining in twinkles and orbs above me. I suddenly felt very much at home in my body; and on my rock.
It was a distinct pleasure to share this wine with that moment. 
Serve with: Italian Roasted Veggies along side pasta and pesto with parmesan. It would also go nicely with steak, pork chops, or lamb.
Appearance: Vintage dark amber light over glowing 70's garnet colored lava.
On the snoot: A pheromonic raspberry and licorice spice perfume.
Taste: Rich black cherry and cracked pepper served on the old spare wheel from a classic Bentley S2. Sexy soft tannins with naked curves lovingly embrace the palate then mellow into a delightfuly dry and satisfying finish. A wine of true aesthetic, esthetic, and blissthetic nature. 
Balance: She's a lovely elegant lady and a well toned athlete as well. Low on sugar with just enough acid to send you on a safe and happy trip.
Comments: You can relax and delight in her experience, confidence, and uniquely manicured character. If Merlots have been disappointing you lately, get yourself a bottle of this and renew your faith in the grape!   
Rating: 3.5 tipsys 
excellent value

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Chateau Ste. Michelle
Dry Riesling 10'

Naked Wine Review 81
Wine: Dry Riesling
Producer: Chateau Ste. Michelle
Vintage: 10'
Region: Washington>Columbia Valley
Price: 9.00 
Date tasted: 8/31/11
Place tasted: I was sitting heavy on a cloud; listening to the sweet moanings of Jolie Holland and becoming lighter by the moment. As the eyes of the sun slowly closed on the day, a gentle peace washed over my tired being....sip, sip, sip. 
Serve with: It would be delightful with all manner of Asian food. It's one of those rare wines that complements East Indian cousine beautifully as well.
I was lucky enough to run across a Thai Beef Curry Bento Box in my travels (actually I was tipped of to that). They were perfect together!
Appearance: is that of a Champagne diamond set in white gold with Peridot accents.
On the snoot: Soft pear with notes of gentle jasmine that ring high and true.
Taste: Delicate pear with a hint of something tropical combine with key lime to form a beautifully radiant disposition. Full with bright green fruit that is crisp and refreshing. Finish is soft and satisfying. 
Balance: Not a flaw on her naked body; just perfect. Bright without bite. Is she a ballroom dancer? figure skater? Maybe both.
Comments: This is a very happy wine. She will lift your spirits and cleanse your aura of all negativity. She is infused with all of the tolerance and gratitude necessary to get you through 'the ninety days of august'...smiling :)
Rating: 4 tipsys for sure
(of course, she graduated from Chateau Ste. Michelle's finishing school)

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