Sunday, January 10, 2010

Wine Reviews #13

Ropiteau, Vin De Pays D'Oc, Pinot Noir, 2007, France. $8.99. They say: Cherry and strawberry fruit flavors. We say: very fruity, light, tasty, finishes a little minerally. Buy again: yes.

Plungerhead, Old Vine Zinfandel, 2007, Lodi. $15.99. Yes, another wine we bought purely for the label. As Monty Python fans, how could we resist? They say: Fresh crushed berreis perfectly laced between a core of oak and cinnamon spice with notes of white pepper and sweet plum We say: we would say everything they said if we could actually talk that eloquently. But we can't so we say, yes! Yes! Yes! Excellent. Buy again: Yes!

18 comments:

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Pam, I always look forward to your wine reviews and make notes for future purchases. A tough job you have but someone has to do it, right? Enjoy your weekend and stay warm.
Sam

La Table De Nana said...

Plungerhead?:) Too funny..thanks for the reviews..Have a great Sunday~

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

I am not a fan of pinot noir but the Plungerhead is hilarious. That label would have scared me off. I'll look for it now.

shabby girl said...

Ha! That creeps me out a little, but it sounds delicious!
BTW, we tried the black-eyed peas & collards last night. Fantastic! We had to force ourselves to leave some for today!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Plungerhead is on my list!
Stay warm~

merrilymarylee said...

I love the Plungerhead label, too. I'll have to write that one down as being gift-worthy for friends.

Do you know how to get the labels off without ruining them?

Chris said...

No thanks, I couldn't possibly take even one more sip of Plungerhead.

F off! I'm full! ;)

How can wine be wafer thin?

buffalodick said...

I have to wonder why wine drinkers these days use other fruits to describe the flavor of a grape!

George Gaston said...

Pam, I'm like you ~ I'd have to buy Plungerhead, just for the name & label. Thanks for the wine review...

noble pig said...

I have always loved that plungerhead label.

A Year on the Grill said...

Plungerhead is excellent. We drink mostly dry Zins, and this is always a go to... dESERVES A BETTER NAME, AS i BET MOST OF US FIRST TRIED IT JUST BECAUSE OF THE LABEL. Wonder if anyone but funny label people take it serious

Les said...

I love you wine reviews and will definitely look for this when I'm at the store this week. I'm trying to cut back to one glass of wine each day and am eager to try new vintages. Love your enthusiasm for this wine! :)

Jacqueline said...

I too am often tempted by an intersting label. It sometimes offers up a rare treat, but not always. Still it is fun to try :)

Mimi said...

Thanks for the wine tips.
Mimi

Debinhawaii said...

Great review. I would have bought the Plungerhead too for the label--how fun. Glad it was good!

Joanne said...

I really like the sound of the Ropiteau. Delicious.

Celestial Charms said...

Yes, I buy wine for the labels too. I know a good image when I see one, wine knowledge...not so much. So, I shall look forward to your wine review in the future.
Maureen

Michelle said...

Plungerhead....LOLLOLLOLLOL!

I love looking at the wine labels. Some are designed so well and some are awful, just black and white horrible designs. Makes you wonder who is selling a wine with such an ugly label!