Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Middle Sister Forever Cool Merlot 

Naked Wine Review 164

Wine: Middle Sister Forever Cool Merlot
Grapes: 94% Merlot, 6% Malbec
Producer: Middle Sister
Vintage: Non-vintage
Region: California>Napa
Price: Average cost is 9.00 - 12.00 
Date tasted: 6/15/15
Place tasted: I thought it was late but the sun was standing still in the sky. That’s when the dreaming laid me down. A unicorn I had recently spent some time with kept crossing my path like future echoes of inspiration now. Upon waking, my inner muse brought on a late night of wine and poetry. Later came the singing and the scent of hyacinth from a past life where Enchanted Forest Road meets Lovers Lane. 
Banish all obstacles to joyous living and embrace the rainbows before you.
-Cheers All!
Served with: I had it with a slice of pizza and arugala salad with blackened saLmon (or as I call it 'the usual') from Bridge Pizza bridgepizza.com in Missoula Montana. This wine was Perfect with that. It's a remarkably food friendly wine. Just avoid flavors on the extreme ends of the spectrum; nothing too spicy or sharp, and likewise nothing too subtle either. The wide range in between will serve you well for pairing. 
Appearance: A strong athletic build with slow hearty legs become her.  If you gaze into her eyes you'll be seduced into a pool of deep glowing pomegranate, hypnotizing and rich in character. 
On the snoot: Bright red fruit laced with black licorice and pencil lead. 
Taste: Fruit forward and juicy with cassis and plum. Coffee mingles with vanilla in a pool of soft gentle tannins. Finishes long, rich and quenching.
(side note: others seem to taste cocoa… you decide)
Balance: Full bodied and smooth as silk. All elements of sugar, acid, alcohol and tannin complement one another to produce a well structured lovely lady of a wine.
Comments: I could not believe how good this wine was as the price was so very low (on sale at $5/blt, what a bargain!). I shouldn't tell you this because you'll go buy it all up, but I found it at Pattee Creek Market in Missoula. Just leave me a couple bottles, ok? 
On the back of the bottle: The Age of Aquarius has come and gone, but some things never go out of style. Like flowers, peace and a nice glass of Merlot. Let's take a moment to toast the sisters who march on to the beat of a different drummer. Nobody stays forever young. But you will always be forever cool. And for that, we salute you. Sip on!

(I could not have said it better myself)

Rating: 4 enthusiastic tipsy's
Excellent value, on sale or not. 

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