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Overall, this was pleasureable to drink, a little bit of refreshment after a long week.
2.9 corks for overall ok-ness, but in general it was a little too boring.
Lil John has decided to take his private label-only wine and go mainstream. Awesome. Here is his official statement:
"I'm not no 'drink wine every day' kind of dude. I'm not like an expert, so don't ask me no questions ... I just like the taste. The wine is more nature: I wanted to not just have a direct connection, but make it just alittle bit more upscale than regular Lil Jon. This is not no ghetto Boone's Farm; this is some real wine."
If I had cash like that, and the means to create random wine labels, Iwould too. At least it's not "no ghetto Boone's Farm." Hey wait, what's wrong with a little Boone's?
4.7 corks just because this is so random.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
1 cork = No thanks, can I have a beer?
2 corks = Just ok, probably will not drink again.
3 corks = Good, will order/buy again, has enough going on to keep me interested.
4 corks = Yummy, will definitely order/buy again, fun things happening to explore.
5 corks = Divine. Will tell you everything you need to know about this wine.
I met a friend there this evening to catch up, have a glass, and share some stories. We both ordered the Siduri 2005 Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley in Oregon. It started out rather astringent, but opened up beautifully and was a pleasure to imbibe. Soft tannins and smooth mouthfeel welcomed a teeeeeny bit of spice and a lot of killer fruit flavors with open arms. (I know no one actually says "mouthfeel" in real life, but it's such a perfect description! I'm all about texture, and mouthfeel is the perfect term for my version of wine texture.)
A swing dance partner to my sweet onion and goat cheese pizza, this wine held its own, even with the powerful flavors of my delicious, patiently-awaited Pizza Azzuro dinner.
Rating: 3.5 corks