Sunday, October 25, 2009

Weekend Wine Reviews #8

Jacob's Creek
Jacob's Creek Shiraz, 2007, Australia. $5.49. They say: Medium bodied with generous aromas of pepper, licorice and plum. Leaving a soft-textured finish on the palate. We say: light, pepper is not too pronounced, weakish finish. Kind of generic, but pleasant. Buy again: yes, at that price!

Pescivino
Pescivino White Table Wine. Italy. $11.10. You know I am not above buying a wine for it's label alone. I am also not above buying wine for the bottle alone. This white table wine came in a fish bottle. It was pretty much what we expected, a nice white table wine. Very pleasant and drinkable, plus you end up with a cool fish bottle. Buy again - probably not, unless I need another fish bottle.

Dyed
Dyed in the Wool Sauvignon Blanc, 2008, Marlborough. $12.50 They say: exuberant and vibrant fruit flavors abound. Gooseberries, passion fruit and lime. Light and zesty. We say: citrusy, but weak, with a metallic finish. Buy again: no.

You may have noticed something different in the pics. Yep, Weekend Wine Reviews has moved inside. It is too cold to sit out on our porch, so now we have to sit in the house with the strains of weekend football in the background. Not quite as charming.

19 comments:

Gloria said...

I love this post. I love your wine review!! gloria

La Table De Nana said...

I would be the fish bottle girl:)

buffalodick said...

A cool bottle has sold many an inferior product!

Rachel Cotterill said...

I always enjoy your wine reviews - but now I want to know what you're going to use the fish bottle for!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love Jacab's Creek wines!

Cheers,

Rosa

Barbara said...

I'm enjoying your reviews.
After your review, the Pescivino will probably sell out 'cause everyone will want the bottle. Especially since it was a nice enough wine. ;)

the ungourmet said...

That fish bottle is awfully cute. Too bad the wine wasn't good. Thanks for the reviews!

Leslie said...

You might want to try the 2006 Jacob's Shiraz if you can find one...

and another lovely red is Wyndham Estate's Bin 555 Shiraz from 2005

Terri and Bob said...

We've had the shiraz, good pick! I love the fish bottle. I was recently the recipient of a bottle tree. This fish bottle would be perfect on it! Have to wait until after surgery to enjoy wine... got to be off of it for a week, only four more days to go!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Love, love your wine reviews!
Who wouldn't buy a cool fish bottle... and suffer through the wine.

SweetPeaSurry said...

I LOVE ADORE LOVE ADORE the fish bottle, I may have to pick up some of that just for the bottle!

(besides I used to drink boxed wine, I'm sure the fish wine is better than that!!!)

Chris said...

I wish I could comment more intelligently on your wine posts but I know about as much about wine as I do about calculating the gravitational pull of a black hole.

Pam said...

I want to try the Jacob's Creek. The fish bottle is pretty cool.

Michelle said...

I've tasted Jacob's Creek Shiraz before and yes I would buy it again.

The fish bottle is cool but I think I've got 4 fish bottles all from wine, none I'd buy again. LOL!

Helen said...

I am so glad I clicked on your wine bottle photo on food with style... I love wine and really appreciate a good review! Cheers!

Cindy said...

I enjoy your wine reviews!

My fish bottle came filled with olive oil years ago. I've never figured out what to do with it.

3m.michelle said...

I'm going to have to try the Jacob's Creek Shiraz. Sounds good for the price!

Les said...

I have bought far too many mediocre wines simply because of their cool labels. Never bought one for the bottle itself, but at fish bottle is cool!

I love your wine reviews! Great photos, as always.

ConstanceC said...

I love Jacob's Creek and for $5.49 I doubt you'd find a better deal. Have you tried their Reserve line??? Even better!