Posts Tagged ‘primo vino art’
I will admit, this one did move the earth under my feet a bit. One of the tastiest wines I’ve had in a while, really. One regret though; I should’ve drank more on the first night. I typically open a bottle, drink half, then vaccuum cork it and drink the rest the following night. Typically most wines become more flavorful and enjoyable on the second pass. This one just lost dimensions on the second night unfortunately. So drink up right away kids.
Super close up portrait with the 10-24mm, CUSTOM white balance on-camera, suckas. That’s right.
Very curiously, this wine went down nice and smooth the night I opened it; now one night later (with the use of a vacuum cork) it tastes like it’s gone a teensy bit sour. That’s really weird. Almost like it was already decanted. Typically I open a bottle, drink about half, and save the other half for later. The second half is, with very few exceptions, always better. Not this time. Weird!!
It’s from Spain, with an elegant, understated label, belying an elegant, understated wine. It’s actually somewhat-to-fairly awesome, and doesn’t need to be flashy. I’d get it again. Quite drinkable.
I did get a little thumbprint of the red on the white label. Oops. Well that gives you an idea on color I guess. Cheers.
Gotta break that ‘my-last-post-is-so-wicked-there’s-no-way-I-can-top-it’ funk! Hmmm, but how? I guess a wine label always works. Yeah, let’s do that.
Now this one is just awesome. I’ve been walking by it in the grocery store for a while now, and finally I decided it shouldn’t be any longer until this one gets the treatment on here.
In the background there is a print that hangs in my living room. There’s two small skylights in the room, and the sun falls on this picture in the early day, which is pretty awesome. Here it’s lit by light painting with a desk lamp, as you can see in the top of the bottle.
This weekend while I was perusing the wine selection at Hubbel & Hudson, the snootiest of snooty grocery stores that I patronize, I happened upon a sensual-looking red called Passion Has Red Lips. This bottle was produced by “Some Young Punks”, the same people who produce the previously-featured Monsters, Monsters Attack! Since that wine was a delicious white (I’m not really even much of a white-wine-guy), I figured I had to try their red.
Both of these wines had a screw-top, which is a bit unfortunate for a well-made vino. I do understand that, counterintuitively, beer in cans is somehow actually superior to beer in bottles, but I’m not so sure that principle also applies to the screw-top wine bottle. Some Young Punks should move on up to corks in the future.
As anticipated, the wine is a very tasty cabernet/shiraz blend (51/49 respectively), with an excellent smoothness. So smooth it was almost more like a Pinot Noir, but with the bigger flavor of a cab. I tend to find Pinots to be smooth-drinkin but yawn-inducing in terms of flavor. This blend sits nicely on the divide between smooth-but-boring versus flavorful-but-harshly-alcoholic. I guess that should be no surprise since Australian shiraz is something akin to Swiss chocolate or German cars or Japanese electronics… they just… know how.
Anyway, a very pleasing wine, no question. It was $22 at the grocery store, so on the high-end of my wine budget really, but if I happened upon it for say $18 or less, I would not hesitate to grab one again. Superb drinking. Seal of approval.