And because I haven’t posted about wine since the summer, I think. I haven’t been into trying new things lately, I suppose. How many times can you hear me talk about those “remind me of Colorado” smoky flavors in Seven Deadly Zins?
And because, I’ve been feeling directionless since the start of this school break, I suppose I could be studying for the GRE that I have in a couple of weeks. I’ve just been feeling blah. I can’t say I am depressed, because I don’t feel bad about anything… there’s just nothing. I want nothing more right now than to exist and create carbon dioxide. (Something I am a rockstar at, BTW)
And I just really need some new wine.
So I managed get dressed, put my hair in a messy bun, and find the motivation to drag myself out of the house to go to my favorite wine store and peruse the isles of California, Italian and French wines. Heaven.
My eyes landed on this gorgeous bottle of Italian wine called Dogajolo. It fit the categories of 1.) Never had it before, and 2.) Ooh what a pretty bottle. So I snached it up, naturally.
The nose is promising. It is very aromatic. Floral notes with a strong hint of black cherry. The experience is, hey, not bad. It’s a very dry wine, heavy on the tannins, and the floral notes from the nose are there in the tasting experience. But it isn’t very deep. The flavor doesn’t stick with you like other deep wines do. This is a wine you could drink on an early summer evening with a turkey burger hot off the grill, on your patio (of course) watching the sun set over the Philly skyline. (or whatever skyline you have)
That is what this wine does, it makes me think of warmer days and spring. New life and growth. Perhaps this is exactly what I needed in a wine today and that is why it called out to me. Sometimes wine works out like that. I am definitely ready to end this winter which is odd for me, I know, but that dang polar vortex and my ancient furnace do not get along.
So here is a toast, to a new 2014. May the spring come quickly and there be great flower gardens, lovely patio breaks and lots of springtime wine. (Groundhog, I’m looking at you)
If you want to try it out, check out this nifty searcher: Really not a bad wine for less than 10 dollars.