Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Chateau Puech-Haut
Le Prestige 10'

Naked Wine Review 110
Wine: Chateau Puech-Haut Le Prestige
Grape Variety: 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, and 5% Carignan 
Producer: Philipee Cambie & Eric Solomon
Vintage: 10'
Region: France>Languedoc Roussillon>Languedoc>Coteaux du Languedoc>Saint-Drezery
Price: 20.00
Date tasted: 11/27/12
Place tasted: I grabbed my bottle of wine and made sure I was packing a reliable cork screw and balloon glass. Then I danced right through that magic portal into a land of lavender scented rain, waterfalls, and ocean shores. There I sipped my wine in the company of glowing madrona's and colorful starfish; the warm soothing song of the faeries lulling me into sweet serenity. 
Served with: Italian spinach sausage pie would be good. Serve with strong, sturdy flavors such as lamb, venison, and other red meats. Things like herby red sauces, sharp cheddar or bleu cheese, and rich dark chocolate are good choices as well. Avoid more subtle flavors such as cream sauces and fish. She can handle a fair amount of spice and begs to be somewhat challenged when pairing with food. 
Appearance: Rich ruby velvet muted with a soft glowing antique light, inspiring memories of quiet old books and simpler times.
On the snoot: I see a woman standing in the kitchen of an old country cottage picking spices from a cupboard. There's a vase of fragrant fresh cut flowers bursting forth from the heavy dark oak table behind her. She's preparing a variety of berry pies, tarts, and jams to sell at tomorrows community marketplace. This wine embodies the scent of that image.
Taste:  Dense, dry and complex, she is a vision dressed in black current, anise, and cracked pepper. A mouthful of pleasing elements such as earth, mineral and wood accessorize her charming demeanor. The long full and satisfying finish with plentiful soft tannins leaves your palate feeling joyfully blessed and spiritually grounded.
Balance: She is perfectly balanced; focused, centered and clear in her intention. She moves slow like lava and displays a full sensuous naked body with no one particular feature dominating another. 
Comments: This wine takes place in a different time. It's as if you can taste the ancestors in the grapes flowing through ancient vines, like the blood in all of us.

Rating: 4 tipsys

p.s....Just for you:
You are one of a kind. You are here to bless the earth and her beings in your own special way, and your life has meaning. Do not allow 'the Borg' or anyone else to convince you that you are anything less than this. 
Here's to you and your beautiful self!
Cin Cin

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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.