Monday, April 14, 2008
Okay. So once in awhile I talk myself into trying this and then I remember why I decided I wouldn't buy any more. Kind of like Kentucky Fried Chicken. It always looks good late at night when you are hungry. Then you run out and eat it and immediately wish you hadn't. Your gall bladder also wishes you hadn't.
But this time? This time, I bought a Shiraz rather than the Cab. And I thought I might as well give it a fair shake. BTW, this wine is sold exclusively at Trader Joe's.
So, here are my notes:
Charles Shaw '07 California (Napa) Shiraz
Visual: clear, red [duh], lacking deep brilliance, appears watery
Aroma: [vigorously swirling] Aroma? Waitaminute... Er, faint? [shrug and sip]
Body: [pours more in glass, another sip] flat [another sip] limp [another sip] Hee. I just wrote "limp"
Taste: [another sip] less tannic than I though an '07 would be [another sippy sip] Schmooth. [hic -- pours more, sips more]
Finish: Cherry aftertaste. [sip, sip, sip] Dude, it tastes winey. Winey, winey, winey. And limp. Bwahahaha. Limp. [downs third glass]
Food it pairs well with: Food? Oh. Oops. I don't know. [hic]