Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Terre Di Plinio Sangiovese 11'

Naked Wine Review 145

Wine: Umbria IGP Red Wine
Grape: Sangiovese
Producer: Donini
Vintage: 11'
Region: Italy>Umbertide
Price: 10.00
Date tasted: 5/26/14
Place tasted: I was riding a white ostrich through the valley of the shadow of death, laughing at the fireflies and howling with the voles. We took rest and drank from the glistening stream of hope, and in the dim moon light I sipped wine and visualized Ballard. How could I not?
Served with: Foods with lots of acid and zip to them. Pasta with tomato sauces; grilled meats and roasts; or antipasto and hors d'oeuvres, such as baked artichoke dip, baked cheese olives, and easy tasty layered dip.
Appearance: She's scantily clad in a veil of clear vibrant garnet with rusty orange edges.
On the snoot: Heavy with ripe cherries, vanilla bean, star anise and creosote.
Taste: Delightful blend of cassis, cocoa, pipe tobacco and tar with a dash of salt. Light and dry yet complex and powerful with tons of cute fuzzy little tannins that purr as they are stroked through a long finish of masterfully muddled scents, flavors, and textures. 
Balance: Light and dry with gentle acids, no residual sugars, lively alcohol, and a plethora of scrumptious tannin. 
She sports a beautiful body with chorus line of deliberate, organized and symmetrical naked legs. 
Comments: Thank you once again to the experts at Wordens Wine Market in Missoula Montana for helping me chose yet another winner. If you can find this in your neighborhood for god sakes buy some. It's seriously good and wonderfully food friendly.    

NOTE: If it walks like a chianti and quacks like a chianti, it's probably sangiovese.

Rating: 4 tipsys, excellent value

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Estancia Chardonnay 12'

Naked Wine Review 144

Wine: Estancia Chardonnay 
Producer: Estancia Winery
Vintage:  12'
Region: California>Central Coast>Monterey County
Price: 12.00 
Date tasted: 5/7/14
Place tasted: I was in a lush green meadow enjoying the company of a new friend who wore the most charming golden earring. Refreshments of ripe strawberries, Camembert, and a chilled bottle of delightful chardonnay rested at blankets edge while the late afternoon sun warmed our naked little toes. As afternoon turned to evening a brand new happy place was born and the taste of kisses, sweat and wine still flavor the edges of my memory. 
Served with: Camembert and strawberries. Would go well with cream sauces, chicken, seafood, soft cheeses and more subtle and delicate flavors, such as mushroom & pine nut risotto.
Appearance: Like a glass full of gentle moonlight with a glowing honeydew shine.
On the snoot: Ripe tropical papaya, with a breeze of honeysuckle and rain drizzled in caramel. 
Taste: A tropical fruit bowl that catches your attention while intertwining with kiwi and melon. She has an enchanting creamy smooth nature and fruity finish that comforts the palate in a sincere lingering afterglow. 
Balance: Muted acids and brightened sugars practically give her angel wings; very well balanced and supple bodied. Mountain ridges form and then slowly melt down the sides of your glass like a moving landscape. 
Comments: A sexy well crafted wine. Marilyn meets Jayne meets get the idea. I would chose this chardonnay for any white wine occasion, but especially when romance is on the menu. 
Ah spring! I wish you all happiness and love.
Cin Cin.

Rating: 4 solid tipsy's

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