Monday, November 18, 2013

Schug Pinot noir 09'

Naked Wine Review 133

Wine: Pinot Noir
Producer: Schug
Vintage: 09'
Region: California>Sonoma Coast
Price: 19.00
Date tasted: 11/12/13
Place tasted: In a dream where moonlight meets with a long enchanted highway leading to the other side of the Earth. An Irish blessing I once read on your wall came to mind:
May the roads rise to meet you, May the winds be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields, And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
Served with: Cornish game hen with wild rice stuffing. It's a good wine to serve with birds of all kind. Go with more subtle earthy flavors and cream sauces so not to overshadow her delicate floral essence.
Appearance: A dazzling clear garnet with rusty bright orange edges.
On the snoot: She caresses the air she breathes with a strong floral bouquet, soft wet grass and herbs. A lovely treat to the snoot.
Taste: Strawberry fruit laced with mineral and earth. Dry and light hearted throughout with subtle tannins and a long wet clean finish.
Balance: Lightly balanced, elegant and dry. Not terribly leggy but viscous none the less. 
Comments: Would go great with your holiday meals, or on your own on a quiet evening with a plate of soft cheese and tropical fruits. I really liked her and though she's a California girl, she speaks with a convincing French accent. 

Rating: 3.8 tipsys

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Ecco Domani Chianti 10'

Naked Wine Review 132

Wine: Chianti 
Grape: 92% Sangiovese, 8% Merlot
Producer: Ecco Domani
Vintage: 10'
Region: Italy>Tuscany
Price: 9.00
Date tasted: 11/1/13, during Samhain 
Place tasted: I had finished not knowing what to do hours ago and had been working on something with great purpose and meaning; I forget what it was. The light of day was fading into a misty dark glow and the presence of friendly familiar ghosts embraced my memories through a thinning veil of separation. Sometimes I'm reminded that the world will never be the same as it was yesterday, and though there is grieving there is also gratitude for having been blessed with connections eternal through ever changing dimensions. 
'To all here now, and to all here gone.'
Cin Cin
Served with: Cheese & Meat Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells in Marinara. Would go well with any red sauced pasta dishes, roasts, and antipasto.
Appearance: A brilliant ruby color with undertones of deep vintage red. 
On the snoot: As beautiful on the snoot as she is easy on the eyes. A wet intoxicating floral bouquet laced with cherries, berries, and complex spicy notes.
Taste: Opens with bright dancing cherry spirits that gently mellow and mingle with more subtle hints of licorice spice and pepper. Pleasingly soft tannins stroke the palate throughout then fade as she lingers in a long and satisfying afterglow. 
Balance: Medium-light bodied with slender pretty naked legs. Nice and dry; not too hot; lots of warm fuzzy tannins. She's a well structured wine. 
Comments: Simple, elegant and very drinkable. I was won over by her perfume alone. I will surely be enjoying THAT again! Drink em' if ya got em' folks. Ciao
Bonus Bit: He who scrubs the head of an ass, wastes his time and efforts.
-Italian Proverb

Rating: 3.9 tipsys, excellent value