1.21.2007

Orgasmic



This is the best bottle of wine I have ever had in my life. Slightly sweet with berry and heat, dry finish, with hints of mocha and coffee -- seriously, I gushed over this bottle the whole night. Served with bacon-wrapped shrimp, asparagus and green beans, and white rice. Because I drink red wine with anything I possibly can. So amazing. Go buy a bottle. Now.

8 comments:

Begered said...

Orgasmic? How can I pass over a bottle of wine that deserves this type of description...I may have to go out buy one tonight! :) Thanks for the suggestion. I am always looking for good wine to drink.

Mike said...

I am not a big wine drinker but I might look for this one. Thanks for the info. Michele sent me.

utenzi said...

I've never found a red that I liked, April. They just don't grab me. There's plenty of sparkling wines and whites that I like, even a blush here and there but no reds so far. Maybe this is the one to convert me, eh?

My favorite wine is a Riesling from Germany that's sweet with a nice pear taste in the background. I assume from the wood it's stored in and not the ground it's grown in. ;-)

Michele sent me over to sniff your wine, April. What a heady bouquet!

the frog princess said...

begered: We drank the 2004 because it was what was at the store, but they just get better with age, so I'd think any year you found would be wonderful.

mike: I never used to be, but I've dove headfirst in the wines in the past couple years.

utenzi: I used to be big into whites, but now they just don't have the depth that I'm looking for. I've never been fond of blush wines. If you are looking to convert, I would start with a shiraz or a petit syrah (Bogle's Petit Syrah is a good inexpensive one to start with), because they maintain that fruit flavor with some of the fuller flavor that is good in the reds.

TrueJerseyGirl said...

I know nothing about wine, I just drink whatever is in front of me. I'll take your suggestion though, just so I can say I drank a good bottle of wine even if I don't know the difference.

Rhea said...

Wow, you sound like you know what you're talking about. I had a job once editing wine reviews (among other things) and I had no idea what I was doing. I do remember 'oaky' and 'leggy'.

L said...

mmmm.... sounds yummy :) long time no see! I hope you are doing well these days.

the frog princess said...

TJG: I heard about this bottle on a wine podcast, and they said it was an under $30 bottle that tasted like an over $60 bottle ... but I was afraid they built it up too much (I was wrong -- it was great!).

Rhea: I'm not that great -- I'm only now trying to taste what's in the wine instead of just drinking it.

L: It's been far too long! Wedding planning takes everything out of me :)