Sublime Alpine Prism
"When Archangel Lucifer was cast out of heaven, he grasped a small divine chunk of heaven while falling to earth. Lucifer placed this chunk in what is now the bay of Naples - Campania's capitol. Missing this little chunk of heaven, the Lord cried over it and his tears rained down on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. From these 'Lacrima Christi' sprang vines that later produced the grapes for this fancifully-named DOC wine."
"Regaleali defies expectations with a zesty mouthfeel coupled to scents that can best be described as a vanilla-peach cream soda-pop minus HFCS. This wine is indeed simple, but also unique and refreshing."
"Kermie's C.d.R. is ruby red in color with scents of tart red cherry, ripe raspberry and pepper. In the mouth, the wine is dusty (#2 grit tannins) earthy (geriatric Syrah vines) and ever-so-slightly meaty (ahh, Mourvedre)."
Happy Belated Holidays
"What do you get when you pull Viognier out of a white Cali-Rhone blend? Less honeysuckle and more fresh melon tang."
"Howdy Monsieur, much obliged for the avant-garde.
Even though, you own nary a vine-yard.
Vanilla charred, speakin of which or who,
wine all toasty like you tossed in an oak or two.
A glass of baked fruit cru; bottled in C.A. - who knew?"
Deep(5) indigo(6) in color, fading to an intense pink rim(7).
(5) Deep, as in the color’s depth. Perhaps I should’ve simply gone with ‘dark’ as the adjective in this instance.
(7) A pink rim, either of the intense or laid back variety, indicates youth and/or the near absence of oxygenation in red wine. As red wine ages, and/or is exposed to oxygen(g), the pink rim fades to a less intense garnet/copper/rust color. Think of the rim as your wine’s freshness indicator.
"It is indeed soft and fruity (the Dolcetto calling card), but it also possesses depth and balance. this wine is the perfect foil to the succulence of pork, bitterness of radicchio and earthiness of beans."