Monday, October 15, 2007

2004 Domaine Grand Romane Gigondas

Last night, I saw a 2004 bottle of dinner companion's family's wine in that restaurant and asked the bartender how it compared to another 2001 bordeaux red next to it. He told me, that's younger, the other was older...

...Yeah I know, I always look like a porn star. My fault. Apparently, since they are my dinner companion's customer, I'd better keep my mouth shut when it comes to which French place we went...

We had a glass of Domaine Grand Romane Gigondas 2004 and a glass of Glayhouse from Paso Robles; I can't remember if it was 2004 or 03. Something like that. The Rhone wine was medium bodied and bitter. Dinner companion liked it better than I did so we swapped glass. He thought the Californian wine was terrible. I just thought it tasted as sweet as regular coke but it's better than bitter...

I don't like syrah... I actually like Merlot... I think Sideways was so full of shit about the metaphor of Merlot and Pinot Noir... Come on... how easy the grapes grow have nothing to do with how you can enjoy the wine... Merlot is fucking enjoyable... And when the movie came out, the sales of Merlot actually dropped! Welcome to America!

Suddenly, I thought of the way Grass-eater used the word "enjoyable" on me. I wish I had poisoned him when he drank me!

1 comment:

Bob Pielke said...

I always enjoy the occasional hint of "bitterness" in your varied commentaries -- this time it sneaks up at the very end.

;-)