Archive for September, 2009

PILLOW TALK

Pillow Rd. Vineyard 2006 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

During a recent trip to Napa, Risqué visited the restaurant PRESS where he met up with some favorite LUSHES who… just so happened to work there. The Restaurant, an inviting intimate suave contemporary environment, where Risqué soon made his way to the long wood topped bar. While perusing the wine list, the bartender recommended Pillow Rd.’s 2006 Pinot Noir. Risqué, always taking the bartenders queue, said “Of Course!”

This cushy wine shows a royal tone of ripened plum, leading the subject to enchanting aromas of intense cedar, juicy ripe cherry, a blend of red stone fruits and hints of spearmint. One might expect a volumous fruit bomb from the enticing nose, but one sip comforts the mouth with nicely balanced cherry, soft tannins and a silky structure, beautiful for paring with food. The 2006 Pinot Noir was aged for 11 months in French oak barrels and bottled only 1284 cases.

Risqué paired the 2006 Pinot Noir with PRESS’ Tartare of Hiramasa beef mixed with fresh mango, red chilies, ginger and lime, a delightful pairing with two glasses of Pillow Rd. One of Risqué’s
LUSHES insisted he meet the owner of Pillow Rd. Vineyard who was sitting at a table just behind Risqué and that Risqué must go make his presence known. Again, always taking the queue, Risqué made his way to the table where he introduced himself and met Pillow Rd. Vineyard owner, Patrick Stotesbery and his charming daughter. The delicious conversation made the Pinot Noir even more delightful!!!

Although he is highly experienced in the art of “Pillow Talk”, which is probably not the time to capitalize on this skill, Risqué chose to settling and enjoying his last glass of Pillow Rd. and save the “Downey Chat” for later!

14.3% ($47) Cork Closure

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Posted: September 9th, 2009
at 9:01pm by Risqué

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RISQUÉ COMMUNIQUÉ

Inman Family Winery’s Silver Anniversary Sale

25% off Inman Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir

Inman Family Winery’s 25th Anniversary Sale

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Posted: September 9th, 2009
at 10:30am by Risqué

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RISQUÉ COMMUNIQUÉ

Inman Family Winery’s Silver Anniversary Sale

25% off Inman Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir

Inman 25th Anniversary Offer

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Posted: September 9th, 2009
at 10:26am by Risqué


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THERE ONCE WAS A MAN WHO LIVED ON A HILL

Limerick Lane 2004 Collins Vineyard Zinfandel

There once was a Man who lived on a hill,
not a Lane or a Street but a Court…
And his name was not Will or Dane or Michelle…
but preferred to be known just by Curt…

Risqué met him quite strangely… his preference displayed,
on a website preferred just by men…
But a meeting once took… and ‘affinity at first look…
he was part of Risqué’s lovely plan…

A Gorgeous man… with Zinfandel in hand…
left Risqué a bit on the hook!!!
Being fond of the drink… and a bit of the PINK,
gave way to the flow that it took.

Looking back in hindsight, Risqué thinks he might,
repeat this effort of flesh…
A wine of such might and a memory delight..
left a friendship of memorable mesh.

Dry farmed are the vines of ancient of times,
of Limerick Lane is the dark colored Zin..
Inky ruby just hints at the richness of tints
and depth of the fruit that’s within.

Ripe on the nose it’s like briar (not rose),
but rich with cinnamon and spice.
Classic as Zin, elegant as Sin,
in the mouth it’s dark summer fruit, so nice.

Blackberry and plum are sumptuous and yum…
and raspberry and pepper delight
A balance so fine… Acidity sublime and tannins carefully in check
But the linger is long, so juicy and strong with a finish like a soft velvet kiss.

14.6% Alcohol ($30)

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Posted: September 1st, 2009
at 7:38pm by Risqué

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