I keep thinking that wine from Argentina should be better than it is.
I mean, this Malbec from Black Box isn’t bad. To the contrary, it’s far better than the previous bottle of Argentinean wine that I bought, but it’s not particularly special either. I wouldn’t walk a mile for a Camel if you know what I mean.
It’s a solid glass of “ok”. Xavier and I enjoyed it while binge watching Supernatural.
A little tangy, a little fruity, pleasant finish, woody but not overtly oak. You could certainly do worse for the price. On the other hand, you could also do better.
Like a dust devil of love notes, this Zinfandel has all the glorious taste of Friday night on the couch with a bowl of ravioli and old episodes of Bored To Death.
“Bored to death, plus expenses…”
I always had the hardest time deciphering the lyrics to the theme music so I looked them up.
“Bored to death, kanab and lonely”, that’s what it sounds like but it’s actually, “Bored to death, cut, mad and lonely.”
Ok, but for realz, this is a very nice Zinfandel from Dark Horse.
Creamy and full of oak. Jammy with dark fruit, leather and spice. Oh yes, it’s all of those things plus 14.5% alcohol. I had three glasses and gave the stinky little dog a bath before the Xavier got home from work.
No headache but, on Saturday morning, I did kinda wish that I had stopped at two glasses.
Xavier and I have been watching a lot of Supernatural lately. It’s what we do.
To celebrate Friday night I picked up this bottle of Bogle Essential Red. At $14.99, it cost a little bit more than I usually spend but it is immediately evident where that extra $4.00 went.
Essential Red tastes expensive.
A step above what we’re used to.
Whatever they do, they do it well. This wine is fer-damn delicious.
A blend of Old Vine Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, extra Miracle Gro, and some kind of witchcraft, Essential Red combines the best qualities of all the varietals to create a masterpiece.
Velevet, leather, tobacco, chocolate, cedar, juniper and, you know, grapes.
Actually, it’s just grapes. The other stuff is all in your head.
But damn, it’s fine.
The bottle survived three episodes of Supernatural and a romantic cuddle on the patio.
Whatever wine you were planning to buy for tonight, put it down and go pickup a bottle of Bogle Essential Red instead.