Friday, May 24, 2013

Chateau Ste Michelle
Dry Riesling 11'

Naked Wine Review 121

Wine: Dry Riesling
Producer: Chateau Ste Michelle
Vintage: 11'
Region: Washington State>Columbia Valley
Price: 10.00
Date tasted: 3/19/13
Place tasted: A hoot owl echoes in the distance over traffics buzzing rush hour. The owl knows truth instinctively. The traffic carries ambition, insecurity, anger, and false identities down the road on its raging current. Suddenly a murder of crows take over a near by tree and the Katwoman begins to chatter in focused enthusiastic observance of them. I hear myself chuckle within my own observance as I ponder and sip on a soul soothing vessel of this delightful dry riesling.
Ah, life!
Served with: I had it with 'A Kind of Keema Curry'. Brie & fruit snacks; white fish; Thai or Indian curries; fried chicken; and apple pie would all work well with this one.  
Appearance: Effervescent clusters of tiny bubbles suspend and coat the glass trapping your vision in a liquid galaxy of pale moonlight.
On the snoot: A charmingly subtle snoot. Imagine a large bowl filled with colorful citrus fruits on an old oak table with a large bouquet of fragrant Iris along side. That's it.
Taste: Juicy pear with banana on the exhale overlaid with a twist of lime. Bright, crisp, and dry throughout. Finishes on a long powerful high note with interesting nuances of citrus and gooseberry pie. 
Balance: is lightweight and graceful. She shows an impressive trio of elements blending to please the palate . Sugar, acid, and alcohol sing in perfect harmony. 
Comments: An excellent summer naked picnic wine. Thirst quenching and happy in character. Ste Michelle can do no wrong in my world. 

Rating: 4 glowing tipsys

Thursday, May 9, 2013

missoula soul red 09' & 10'

Naked Wine Review 120

Wine: Missoula soul red
Region: A melange of four lovely grapes from Washington's Columbia Valley
Vintage: Some 09' and some 10'
Producer: Missoula Winery
Vinted and Bottled: Missoula Winery>Missoula Montana
Price: 15.00
Date tasted: 5/5/13
Place tasted: I woke up in Kenya all spotted and alone; stretched my paws and waved my tail like a magic wand that could raise the sun on the Masai Mara. Ah, to have a tail again! to move in the form of a redeemable being. 
High in a tree and mowing down on Impala tartare, I was watching you as you sipped on bulbs of red nectar and giggled unaware…in general…silly humans. 
Served with: Marinated rosemary orange pork chops, grilled is best. Would pair well with lighter subtle earthy flavors such as mushroom, duck or salmon; mild red meats are also a good choice. 
Appearance: Deep cherry red with rusty orange refractions and a golden aura.
On the snoot: Bold snoot of dense cherry, fresh cut grass, and vanilla.
Taste: Nice, dry and fruit forward with ripe juicy cherry. Rich and slightly tart with gentle vanilla whispers on the exhale. Soft shy tannins gracefully emerge as she opens up. Finish is a slow montage of the subtle complex and well integrated flavors throughout…smooth and beautiful. 
Balance: Medium bodied with slow, lava lampy legs. She's a Goldie Locks 'just right' wine, very well balanced. 
Comments: I'd tell you what grapes were used but it would take all the fun out of guessing. Go to for more information. 

Rating: 4 naked tipsys