Pale gold color in glass. Nice, promising nose. Rather firm on palate. Not complex but very straightforward. Neither acidic or oaky buttery. Really nice and well made. A great chardonnay for under $15.00. 88/100.
This is my latest Greenville post card bought off ebay. Desirable Greenville post cards have been hard to find. I have seen this one before but it was either in poor condition or too expensive. This one is postally unused and I guess from the very early 1900's.
Good color in glass-deep purple with browning rims. Medium body on palate with supple fruit and some varietal character. Not too complex but decent enough. Was on sale for $14.99 ($24.99 regular price). At peak-drink up! 87/100.
Every now and then I like to go on You Tube and watch old rock n roll videos. I came across this one and found it somewhat otherworldy and compelling. The kid in couple #2 reminds me of myself at that age. Couple #3 however, reminds me of the cool and popular couples in high school.
Yesterday morning, after feeding the chickens I turned to go back in the garage, when this pigeon appeared at the garage door. He walked inside the garage and I followed, puzzled by this strange behavior. I tried to touch it but it kept just out of my reach. Was it injured? Cold and looking for shelter? Anyway, it stayed in the garage for a while before disappearing. I thought nothing more of it but when I got home yesterday afternoon he appeared again on the roof and then walked around the front yard while I raked leaves. Weird.
Chateau Mouton Rothschild is a legendary First Growth Bordeaux wine. When they began bottling at the chateau in 1924 (previously they sold their wine off in cask), they had famous poster designer Jean Carlu, design a label. This started a tradition of famous artists designing their labels that continues to this day. As you can see this label is dated 1921 because many vintages were bottled and laid down in the chateau and released years later at which time labels were applied. Anyway, this is an iconic wine label which I recently purchased off Ebay and am having framed.
My brother in law John's 50th birthday was last night so I bought a bottle of 2003 Dom Perignon in a David Lynch comemorative box to celebrate. He is a native of Orlando so I also got him a 1963 Orange county license plate.
70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre. Excellent deep garnet color in glass with thin browning rims. Lovely bouquet. Great fruit on palate with hints of oak. Alchohol (14.5%) under control. 88/100. A bargain at $15.99.
Excellent color in glass with slightly browning rims. Pronounced spicy bouquet. Heaps of supple, rich, ripe fruit on palate. Alcohol (15.5%) under control. Dusty tannins with lots of "grip" on finish. Just slightly past peak. 90/100.