Sunday, August 24, 2008
"The Broken Road"
Blend of Petite Sirah, Barbera, Zinfandel, Carignane California
I think I just had a glass of water with a little grape juice stuck in it.
You know, the old saying that you shouldn't pick a wine by its label just resonates so with me right now. I was captivated. Drawn in. It was me walking down Ten Mile Road, from the valley of The Broken Road. That, and I so LOVE eccentric blends.
The Guy really enjoyed it and got a berry burst of flavor and some heat. To me it smelled very promising and heady, but the flavor petered out immediately after swallowing. It was disappointing to me. With or without food - no change. It packed a punch, the scent drew me in, but I literally tasted little other than faint berry.
The saddest songs are the happiest
The hardest truths are the easiest
Put us both to the test
And tell me if you still need me
And I will swallow these words
And see if I can still believe
The biggest lies are the little ones
When the look in your eyes is the distant one
Angel or demon
You know that they can share one bed
I've laid awake so long
I've got them both inside my head. . .
. . . You were 80% angel
The rest was hard to explain
Over The Rhine, "What I'll Remember Most"
7.0 out of 10
13.5% alc. by vol
$13 / 750 ML bottle
Thursday, August 14, 2008
My most wonderful mother has treated me to dinner out a few times recently and our dinner last week was fun and wonderful. We were both having the Salmon special and wanted the Greg Norman Chardonnay special but they were all out. They offered us this in it's place and we decided to wing it. It was very, very good. It accompanied our meal well and one bottle went down all too smoothly. In addition, I had fried calamari for my appetizer and was amazed that the S.V. went extremely well with it (especially as the calamari had marinara sauce with it that I consumed in it's entirety - I don't normally find tomato sauce goes well with white wines).
Cold, on the lighter side, but with a lasting tropical yet lemon-y slight mineral finish, we both enjoyed this wine.
No restaurant pics :( this time.
I don't wanna talk
About the things we've gone through
Though its hurting me
Now its history
Ive played all my cards
And thats what you've done too
Nothing more to say
No more ace to play
The winner takes it all
The loser standing small
Beside the victory
Thats her destiny
ABBA, The Winner Takes it All
8.0 out of 10
13.6% alc. by vol.
Approx. $12 / 750 ml.