It's only Wednesday? It has been a long week and that is why I am so happy to be celebrating Winey Wednesday this week with my new friend Melissa! Melissa has an amazing blog called The Scarlet Cardinal that you all need to check out after reading her Winey Wednesday guest post. Ok, Miss. Melissa, take it away....
Cheers, Elephant's Trunk Readers! I'm Melissa visiting from The Scarlet Cardinal where I write about life in Philadelphia, my hubs and pup, and other ramblings on life.
I love me some vino and occasionally do some posts on What I'm Drinking, so when Lauren asked for guest posters for her Winey Wednesday it was a no-brainer to volunteer! Plus, The Elephant's Trunk is one of my Daily Reads so it's really a pleasure to be posting over here. Thanks, Lauren, for having me!
I usually pick my wine by how pretty or unique the label is. Sophisticated, I know. This particular bottle, however, was bought by the hubs. He picked Plungerhead's Old Vine Zinfandel and oh my was it delicious!
The bottle, of course, was adorable with it's rubber (plunger-y) cork and quirky cartoon:
I was very surprised, though, by how complex and bold the wine itself was. Lots of overt berry notes, and a smooth finish, it was very drinkable and I may have had a few glasses for, ahem, research purposes.
It's a California wine, and like any good Zinfandel is subtly sweet. I would drink this with steaks, BBQ, dark chocolate...or all by itself. This would be a great wine to bring as a hostess gift, or to a get together because at less than $15/bottle it's reasonably priced, will be a fun conversation starter, and tastes lovely. Just don't bring this to your stuffy in-laws house...they might not appreciate a wine called Plungerhead... but among friends you can't go wrong.
Thanks again, Lauren! And since it is most definitely 5 o'clock somewhere...Salud!
|I made sure to pour a nice big glass--research!|