WHAT just happened to my senses?!
Thunder! Lightening! BOOM! ZAP! KAPOW!
Haha… I think I just reverted back to my childhood days of watching Batman & Robin — conjuring images of the fist fights and the bold/colorful graphics that would follow each strike. Truth be told… it happened just like that. That luscious liquid contained in that dark glass bottle enraptured ALL of my senses and, as I just mentioned to a friend, I think I just might be marred from enjoying other red wines.
Damn… it was that good!
Since I am constantly on the prowl for my next wine discovery, this is how this love story plays out.
After a taxing day at work, my chosen manner for release was the idea of my feet elevated and a robust glass of wine in hand. At my house, the cupboards were bare, so I knew that I needed to make a pit stop at my favorite wine shop. ”What to get, what to get? Red or white?”… these thoughts swirled through my head during the drive. Something new… or do I simply grab a tried and true variety? From my job, the drive to the wine shop is approximately 13 miles… this internal conversation lasted the entire trip. But, as I was backing into the parking spot, I decided to just go with the flow and let spontaneity strike. Whatever “spoke” to me would be my pick!
After a few trips up and down the isles, the combination of a hand-made sale sign and a regal black and gold label caught my attention. I’m just going to keep it real… the $25.00 now on sale for $11.99 sign made this budgeted “I’ve got a kid in private school and another wearing braces” chick raise an eyebrow. Upon further inspection, seeing that the wine was from the J.LOHR vineyards — a CONSTANT tried and true for me; one that has never left me heartbroken — it beckoned me. And without hesitation, I picked up the bottle to read the description of this 2008 J.LOHR Tower Road Petite Sirah.
Haha… with me, words excite, especially when they are creatively and intentionally composed. The winemakers comments on the back of that label did just that. They bewitched me and before I knew it, I was headed to checkout with not one, but two bottles in hand. With my taste buds alert, the short drive home could end soon enough!
All that is left to say is that my pick did not disappoint! Could this be perfection?!
As a lover of a hearty and memorable red wine, this 2008 J.LOHR was most certainly all that AND more. I always feel it necessary to remind readers of this blog that I am not a wine connoisseur. Although I strive to be, my knowledge is limited — but quickly growing! So when I find a wine that makes my picky palate sing, I always choose to share. Other than sharing my finds, the most enjoyable element is the hunt. Numerous sips, shared with friends and sometimes alone, have afforded me an ample list of great finds. I always enjoy the hunt…and enthusiastically, I march on!
But back to my new love…
Here is when I call out to my fellow lovers of a plush red wine. This one right here… will make you never love another! Or at least make you stray from what you may have already deemed as your favorite. Haha… if this wine were a female, the Commodores’ 1977 classic song “Brick House” would most certainly apply — “…she’s mighty mighty, just lettin’ it all hang out!
It’s deep inky red color, intensely stirring aroma and BOLD attack on your tongue provides a treat for your senses. The boysenberries, blackberries and richness that was promised on the label was there — standing at attention just waiting for my arrival! Sigh…
Have I got you interested… maybe even salivating?! You know that was the sole goal, eh?!
I’d be interested in your review as well… but for now, as I recall, I carried two bottles to checkout and that second bottle is singing my name!