Friday, September 23, 2011

Wine(s) of the Week - Wife and Bitch

Apparently I can't go anywhere these days without picking up some wine.  While in San Diego over the summer for Comic Con, I passed a place in the Gaslamp District called The Wine Bank and couldn't resist picking up a two-bottle package deal they were selling as "Wife and Bitch."  What can I say?  I'm a sucker for a good marketing gimmick.

I'm happy to report, however, that beyond the marketing gimmick, these were two really good wines.


Bitch 2009 Grenache
Grateful Palate Imports really committed to the whole "bitch" angle.  Check out the "description" on the back label...


There's a funkiness on the nose of this wine, but it doesn't come through on the tongue.  This wine actually tastes very bright, with notes of raspberry and something like rose petals.

14% alcohol

Mad Housewife Cabernet Sauvignon
She doesn't look mad; maybe just a little bored.

This wine has a very mild nose, with light hints of spices coming through.  The taste was surprisingly dynamic, with deep red fruits and overtones of what I'd describe as garden vegetables.  The watery finish goes down easy.

13.5% alcohol

These were both impressive wines, especially for the price point.  And, as I said, a smart pairing on the part of the seller.  San Diego residents, be sure to pick these up next time you're in the Gaslamp. Everyone else, check your local wine store; these are both available nationally.

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